Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham receives raise, per report
After the program’s first-ever Pac-12 title and a berth in the Rose Bowl, The Salt Lake Tribune’s Josh Newman reported on Wednesday that head coach Kyle Whittingham has received a raise.
Citing a contract amendment obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune, Newman reports that Whittingham is set to make $6 million in 2022, which constitutes about a $400,000 bump from what he was guaranteed under his old deal. The escalators in his contract language were also reworked.
The head coach will see a $200,000 increase in 2023, $300,000 in 2024, leading up to a base salary during the 2027 season that would top out at $6.5 million. He’d be guaranteed $32 million in base salary if he coached out the life of his contract.
The Utes open the new season on Sept. 3 in Gainesville, Florida, against the Florida Gators. It’ll be Whittingham’s 18th season at the helm. The second-longest-tenured coach at the FBS level, Whittingham holds a career 144-70 record as the Utes’ head coach.
Last year brought about the second season in the last three years where the Utes reached double-digit wins. In 2022, they’ll hope to make it 3-for-4.