The deal is worth $3.3 million per year and keeps Whittingham in Utah through the 2020 season.
“I am grateful for the support and commitment shown by [athletic director] Chris Hill and President Pershing with this contract extension. It gives further stability to our football program and what we are trying to accomplish,” said Whittingham, in a statement. “We are excited about the future here at Utah and the recruiting class we will sign next Wednesday.”
Whittingham has gone 95–46 in 11 years as Utah head coach. He's been with the program in some capacity since 1994.
The Utes went 10-3 last season, defeating BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas bowl to complete the campaign.