Scott Frost signs football contract extension with UCF – Orlando Sentinel

UCF football coach Scott Frost signed a contract extension with the school through the 2021 season, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

Frost, 42, led the Knights to a 6-7 record and AutoNation Cure Bowl appearance just one season after the program plummeted to a 0-12 finish in 2015. Before joining UCF, Frost served as the offensive coordinator for Oregon.

“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 [John] Hitt and Danny White.”

In the contract amendment — made effective April 1, 2017 — Frost’s one-year extension bumped his salary from $1.7 million to $2 million and increased his assistant coaching salary pool by $50,000 dollars. Frost’s buyout clause is one half of the guaranteed salary for the remaining term of the agreement or $3 million dollars.

Frost now joins Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo as the highest paid coaches in the American Athletic Conference. Both make $2 million dollars annually according to USA Today’s coaching salaries database.

Frost was introduced as UCF’s new football coach on December 1, 2015 following a brief search after previous coach George O’Leary resigned before the 2015 season ended.

This is the first head coaching post for Frost, who won a national championship as the quarterback for Nebraska.

Frost’s improvements for UCF football registered as the fourth-largest turnaround by a winless program in the last 20 years.