Tuesday December 22nd, 2015

South Florida has extended head coach Willie Taggart’s contract three years, keeping him with the school through 2020, the program announced Monday.

Taggart led the Bulls to a 5–1 record at home in 2015, and helped his team to seven victories in their last eight games of the regular season.

“We are very excited about the direction of our football program and the leadership, vision and enthusiasm that Coach Taggart has provided,” USF athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement Monday. “I’ve been so impressed with how he has created a winning culture in the classroom, in the community and on the field and he has never wavered from his belief in what he is building. This extension is well-earned and well-deserved.”

In Taggart’s third season with the program, USF finished 8–5 and reached a bowl game for the first time in five seasons.

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USF fell to Western Kentucky, 45–35, in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday.

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