A report surfaced this past spring that BYU and coach Bronco Mendenhall were working on the terms of a contract extension. Nearly four months later, that extension has been sealed, signed and delivered.
In a release, BYU announced Mendenhall has agreed to coach the Cougars through 2016. His previous contract was set to expire after this season. There was no raise mentioned as part of the announcement.
“I am thrilled to have Bronco signed as our head football coach through the 2016 season,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Over the past eight seasons, his leadership has guided our football program back to national prominence through top-25 rankings, bowl victories, All-American athletes and overall excitement at LaVell Edwards Stadium. I look forward to what the next four years will bring with the new era of BYU football.”
BYU has posted a 74-29 (.718) record under Mendenhall and has gone to a bowl game in each of his eight years as head coach.
“BYU is a special place and this is a special time,” Mendenhall said. “I’m excited to build on the success of our program over past eight years, and I think there’s much more that we can accomplish at BYU.”