UCF head football coach Scott Frost has signed a contract extension through the 2021 season. Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White announced the extension Thursday afternoon.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue building a winning culture and a winning football program at UCF,” Frost said. “Ashley and I feel like we have found a home in Orlando and with the UCF community. I look forward to an extended tenure of creating a football program that matches the vision of university leadership, including President Hitt and Danny White. I thank them for their confidence and bold vision. My staff and I will endeavor to continue making Knight fans proud. Charge On!”
Frost led an incredible turnaround in his first season at the helm of the Knights’ program. After the program went 0-12 in 2015, Frost engineered a six-win turnaround and guided UCF to a bowl game last season. It was the fourth-largest turnaround by a winless program in the last 20 years. The 2016 Knights became just the eighth team in history to go winless and appear in a bowl game the next season.
“I couldn’t be more proud to work with Scott Frost as we build a nationally-competitive football program, representing UCF and our community across the country,” White said. “In my view, the turnaround he led has been nothing short of phenomenal. To that end, we remain incredibly excited about the direction of our football program under Coach Frost’s leadership. Successful programs are built around consistency and continuity. As such, I am absolutely thrilled that Scott sees the vast potential of UCF and is committed to our bright future. ‘Orlando’s Hometown Team’ is growing quickly and it’s going to be an awesome ride!”
The Knights open the 2017 season on Sept. 2, when they host FIU at Spectrum Stadium.
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