UCLA head football coach Jim Mora, a Manhattan Beach resident, signed a six-year contract extension that will keep him manning the Bruins' sideline through the 2019 season, the university announced Tuesday.
"Jim Mora has established himself as one of the preeminent coaches in all of college football," UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said. "Under his guidance, UCLA football has garnered national recognition for its success on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We are excited about the commitment Jim has made to our student-athletes and this university and feel this extension further demonstrates UCLA's commitment to building a championship-caliber football program."
Mora has 18 wins during his first two seasons, the best two-year start for a football coach in UCLA's history.
Details of his contract extension were not released.
"I want to thank Dan Guerrero and Chancellor (Gene) Block for their tremendous support," Mora said. "This is an exciting time for UCLA football and the continued commitment our administration has provided gives us every chance to reach our goals. This staff came here with a commitment to win a national championship. That commitment stands."
- City News Service