Knoxville, Tennessee-Tennessee hopes to consolidate its commitment to coach Jeremy Pruitt and the direction he took in the plan. He has renewed his two-year contract and rewarded him with an annual salary of $400,000. The school announced on Thursday.
Discussions on the Sweet Fruit deal started in January, but were put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pruitt’s new contract will last until the 2025 season and will pay him $4.2 million per year, although he chose not to accept a $400,000 salary increase this year to help Tennessee survive the challenges faced by all sports departments during the pandemic.
Pruitt said in a statement: “My family and I thank the University of Tennessee for its firm commitment to us.” “We have worked hard to structure the program in the right way in a short period of time, but there is still much Work to be done.”
Pruitt, 46, is entering his third season as a volunteer coach. A year ago, he led Tennessee to a six-game winning streak. Volunteers won 8-5 after the start of seasons 1-4, including defeating Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Tennessee’s 5-3 record in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last season is only the second time a volunteer has won at the venue in the past 12 years. In the third season coached by Butch Jones, they were also 5-3 in 2015.
Sports director Phillip Fulmer said in a statement: “This expansion provides Jeremy with a way to continue to develop the motivation and energy of last season’s football plan. I am very excited.” Entering the third year, he has made excellent progress and is clearly aware that there is still a lot of work to be done. This extension allows him to continue his efforts to restore our plan to the championship level, and show that we treat him, his The future of employees, teams and volunteers in Tennessee.”
Tennessee Racetrack 16 will open in South Carolina on Saturday night, 2020.
Pruitt and his employees have made significant progress in recruiting, and Tennessee is expected to receive a highly praised signing class. In 2020 and 2019, ranking 18th and ESPN 2021 latest recruitment rankings, the volunteer ranked third in the country.
Pruitt’s original contract when he was hired in December 2017 was 6 years and was valued at $22.8 million. His new agreement includes a planned $4.2 million bonus.
Since Fulmer was fired at the end of the 2008 season, Pruitt is the fifth coach of Tennessee.