Troy head football coach extends contract
TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - Troy University is making sure its head football coach isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
WSFA 12 News sports reporter Jahmal Kennedy confirmed Jon Sumrall has signed a new, four-year contract extension. Reports show it includes a pay raise, investments in the program and an increased salary pool for staff.
On Monday, Troy confirmed Sumrall agreed to a new, four-year contract that runs through 2026. Details were not released.
“When we appointed Coach Sumrall in December 2021, we challenged him to return TROY football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference,” Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said in a news release. “It didn’t take long, as the 2022 season was the best in our FBS history, crowned by our first Sun Belt Championship Game win, a victory in the Cure Bowl and a ranking of 19th in the final AP Poll. Coach Sumrall’s leadership will take our football program to even greater levels of success. I am certain the best is yet to come for Troy University football.”
In his first year, Sumrall led the Trojans to a 12-2 record and a top 25 ranking in the major polls.
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