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O’Leary, UCF close to finalizing extension

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UCF coach George O’Leary currently has three years remaining on his contract. The Knights plan to keep him around for a little bit longer.

Per the Orlando Sentinel, O’Leary and UCF are in the final stages of extending his contract to take the 66-year-old coach through the 2017 football season. No other details, such as salary, were revealed.

“Obviously, it brings stability and [helps] in recruiting, and if you look at his record here he is graduating his student athletes and has two 10-win seasons in the last three years,” UCF athletic director Todd Stansbury said.”And with the conference changes, it provides a steady hand at the wheel.”

UCF begins Big East conference play — or, what will be formerly known as Big East conference play — this year. O’Leary is 60-55 in nine seasons with the Knights, and has captured two Conference USA titles.

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8 Responses to “O’Leary, UCF close to finalizing extension”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 3, 2013 6:33 PM

    Coach O’Leary has done a great job at UCF and would have done well at ND. The man is a terrific HC.

  2. mikes1160 says: Mar 3, 2013 9:24 PM

    He’s 60-55.

  3. scalpemseminoles says: Mar 4, 2013 8:11 AM

    @Mikes1160

    He’s 66.

    bah dum tiss

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Mar 4, 2013 8:13 AM

    @mikes1160

    According to wikipedia he’s 112-88 overall

  5. thegamecocker says: Mar 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    CFU is not a high-profile, house-hold name. While it is located in a terrific recruiting area, they are last on the list where blue chippers want to go compared to UF, FSU, USF, etc. So to have a winning record at CFU is very good. O’Leary has done a very good job coaching kids up. Leave him alone for heavens sake!

  6. mydixienormus says: Mar 4, 2013 9:04 AM

    Wasn’t he the head coach when these guys beat UGA?

    SEC fans everywhere are hoping everyone forgot that game…

  7. feuerstarta says: Mar 4, 2013 4:14 PM

    Well O’Leary is a killer coach…. too soon?

    @thegamecocker … Ok asking for people to leave him alone and to disrespect the University of Central Florida (UCF!!!!!!!!) is what pisses me off. CFU is some community college place do not confuse them. Dude, You put USF on the list of Blue chippers… How many of those guys played in the superbowl or have rings or made probowl… Oh yeah, blue chip my ass.

  8. thegamecocker says: Mar 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    @feuerstarta

    Sorry to offend you. Certainly not my intent. Central Fla. has not been a program for all that long. I would be truly proud of all that Cent Fla has accomplished in such a relatively short time of being a D-1 program! And now you guys are headed to a larger conference. Good job Knights and Coach O’Leary!

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