Kyle Whittingham, Utah Agree to Contract Extension Through 2021 Season

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 28: Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham looks on during the Foster Farms Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on December 28, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Utah Utes finished a combined 28-11 the last three seasons after two straight losing campaigns and rewarded head coach Kyle Whittingham as a result.

The program announced on its Twitter page Friday it extended Whittingham's contract through the 2021 season after 12 full years as head coach:

Whittingham sports an impressive 104-50 mark in his 12 seasons. He was the defensive line coach and defensive coordinator with the program before taking over as head coach after Urban Meyer left for the Florida Gators.

Utah's announcement noted Whittingham was the 2008 National Coach of the Year and has a 10-1 record in bowl games. The 91 percent winning ratio in bowls ranks No. 1 in NCAA history, and he added to it with a Foster Farms Bowl victory over the Indiana Hoosiers last season.

He also has the Utes primed to compete in the Pac-12 for years to come thanks to strong efforts on the recruiting trail. They landed the No. 33 class in 2016 and again in 2017, per Scout.

Whittingham continues to stockpile talent and bowl wins at Utah and now has a new contract extension to show for it.