Tennessee rewards Jeremy Pruitt with contract extension, big raise
The Tennessee Volunteers got off to a rough start in 2019, suffering losses to Georgia State and BYU. However, they turned things around, finishing 8-5 with a bowl win over Indiana.
As the team prepares for Year 3 under coach Jeremy Pruitt, the talented coach has reportedly earned himself an extension and a raise.
Per ESPN’s Chris Low, Pruitt received a 2-year extension and an annual raise of $400,000:
Pruitt’s new deal will pay him $4.2 million annually, although he has elected not to accept the $400,000 raise this year to help Tennessee weather the challenges all athletic departments are facing during the pandemic, sources told ESPN.
The Vols open the 2020 season on Saturday at South Carolina. We’ll see if Pruitt can get his team off to a better start in 2020 than it did in 2019.
UPDATE: Tennessee officially announced Pruitt’s extension on Thursday.