Bronco Mendenhall agrees to a two-year contract extension

Mendenhall receives extension after leading Cavaliers to back-to-back bowl games

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Virginia football Coach Bronco Mendenhall has an overall record  of 115-65 over his 14-year coaching career. 

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Virginia football Coach Bronco Mendenhall has agreed to a two-year contract extension to coach the Cavaliers through the 2024 season. The agreement was announced Thursday by Director of Athletics Carla Williams. 

Mendenhall will enter his fourth season with Virginia following a 28-0 victory over South Carolina in the Belk Bowl in December. 

Mendenhall inherited the program following a tumultuous 2015 season. After finishing 2-10 in his inaugural season in 2016, Mendenhall led the Cavaliers to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in over a decade. 

In 2017, the Cavaliers improved on their past season with a 6-7 record and a trip to the Military Bowl. 

Virginia improved even further in 2019, posting an 8-5 record — Virginia’s first winning season since 2011. Last season also culminated in a shutout victory for the Cavaliers in the Belk Bowl — Virginia’s first bowl win since 2005. 

Over the course of his 14-year coaching career, Mendenhall has a record of 115-65. In 11 seasons at Brigham Young University, he produced a 99-43 record and led the team to bowl games every year. 

Mendenhall has an overall record of 16-22 in his three seasons in Charlottesville. While he is proud of the progress the team has made, he understands that there is still progress to be made. 

“We still have a lot of work to do,” Mendenhall said in a press conference Thursday. “We’re not there yet. We’re just getting started.”

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