After another successful season, the University of Kentucky is doing its part to make sure Mark Stoops’ staff sticks around. The UK Office of Legal Counsel released details on contract extensions for offensive coordinator Eddie Gran, defensive coordinator Brad White, linebackers coach Jon Sumrall, and defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale. Details of new defensive line coach Anwar Stewart’s deal were also posted.
On December 16, only days following speculation he would take the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic, Gran signed an extension with Kentucky that will pay him $950,000 per year through June 2023 (so, the 2022 season), an increase from his previous salary of $875,000 per season.
As we broke here on KSR a few weeks back, Brad White signed his new deal with Kentucky on January 10. His extension also runs through the 2022 season. He will earn $875,000 for the 2020 season, $900,000 in 2021, and $925,000 in 2022.
On January 5, Sumrall signed an extension through the 2021 season that will raise his salary from $525,000 to $650,000 for the 2020 season and $675,000 for the 2021 season. On January 10, Clinkscale also signed an extension through the 2021 season that will raise his salary from $400,000 per year to $500,000 per year. Stewart will make $300,000 in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Should Gran, White, Sumrall, or Clinkscale decide to leave Kentucky before the end of their contracts, they will owe the school $150,000 per year(s) remaining on the contract. Stewart would owe $100,000 per year.
You can check out all of the contracts for yourself on UK’s website.