Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
BYU's head coach Bronco Mendenhall talks to the media as BYU wraps up its spring football practices Friday, April 5, 2013, with a scrimmage game for the alumni at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe announced today that BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall has signed a new agreement that extends his contract through 2016.
“I am thrilled to have Bronco signed as our head football coach through the 2016 season,” said 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."
As BYU's head football coach, the Cougars are 74-29 (.718), the 12th most total wins in the nation since 2005. Mendenhall has guided BYU to eight consecutive bowl invitations and four consecutive bowl victories leading into the 2014 season. Overall, BYU is 6-2 in bowl games under Mendenhall, one of only seven programs to win six bowl games since 2005.
Mendenhall has also guided the Cougars to a top-25 ranking during seven of the last eight seasons, and they have finished the year nationally ranked five times. BYU has also held numerous prominent national statistical rankings under Mendenhall, the most notable of which was the 2013 BYU defense, ranked No. 3 in the nation.
“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 the past eight years, and I think there's much more that we can accomplish at BYU.”
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