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USF hands Holtz three-year extension

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In his two seasons USF’s head coach, Skip Holtz has compiled a 13-12 record overall and a 4-10 mark in Big East play.

Despite that rather lackluster start to his Bulls coaching career, Holtz is officially on the receiving end of some rather significant job security.

In a press release, USF announced that Holtz, along with men’s basketball coach Stan Heath, has signed a contract extension.  Holtz’s old deal was scheduled to run through the 2014 season; the new one could keep him with the Bulls through the 2017 season.

“We’re pleased to be able to extend both coach Holtz and coach Heath,” athletic director Doug Woolard said. “They’re great representatives for both USF and their respective programs. I have great confidence in the leadership they are providing and the future of both our football and men’s basketball programs.”

While the financial particulars weren’t included in the release, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times wrote on Twitter that “Holtz’s new USF contract is barely a raise — would have made $5.7-million in next 3 years under old deal. Now minimum of $6-million.”

Since last November, Holtz’s name has been connected to openings at North Carolina and Arkansas, which likely played a role on some level in the coach’s extension.

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3 Responses to “USF hands Holtz three-year extension”
  1. missouriman4ever says: Jul 6, 2012 10:38 PM

    This means nothing towards job security, all it does is let recruits’ parents think the coach is going to be around for all 4 years of their sons eligibility. Most coaches get fired with 4 years left on their contract or renegotiate when they have 4 years left. It’s more of a recruiting tactic than job security.

  2. fatguystrangler says: Jul 6, 2012 10:49 PM

    Securing Aaron Lynch’s services for a couple seasons probably helps his job security.

  3. ghengy says: Jul 7, 2012 5:22 PM

    And UCF, FIU, UF, Miami, and FSU fans rejoice. LOL

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