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Bronco Mendenhall’s contract extension at UVA includes clause for retirement after 2022

At the end of May, the Virginia Cavaliers athletics program reached an agreement with head football coach Bronco Mendenhall to a contract extension that will keep the coach at UVA through January 2025. And while the deal remains mostly the same—annual base salary of $500,000, with increasing annual “supplemental compensation”—the new contract adds a provision allowing Mendenhall to retire without financial penalty starting December 5, 2022.

Under Mendenhall’s 2015 contract with UVA, he was obligated to pay $3 million if he left on or before December 4, 2018; that buyout decreased by $600,000 ever December 4th.