Dec 20, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Brigham Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall talks on his headset after getting a Gatorade shower during the fourth quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Cougars beat the Aztecs 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

BYU, Bronco Mendenhall Agree to Extension Through 2016

The BYU Cougars have announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with head coach Bronco Mendenhall. The estension will keep Mendenhall with BYU through the 2016 college football season.

Under Mendenhall, the Cougar earned a  74-29 record.

“I am thrilled to have Bronco signed as our head football coach through the 2016 season,” BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe said in a statement. “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.”

Mendenhall has led the Cougars to a bowl game in each of his eight years running the show and he is ready to lead Brigham Young to even more success.

“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.”

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