UAB gives Bill Clark an extension

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The UAB Blazers have signed head football coach Bill Clark to a contract extension. He is now signed through the 2024 season. 

He will make $1.45 million per season. However, with incentives, he could make $1.65 million. 

UAB Blazers head coach Bill Clark shakes hands with Florida Gators interim head coach Randy Shannon in 2017
Bill Clark shakes hands with Florida Gators interim head coach Randy Shannon in 2017 (Getty Images)

“I am proud to be a Blazer and want to thank President Watts, Mark Ingram, the Board of Trustees and the UAB Athletics Foundation for their ongoing support of my coaching staff and me as we continue to make history for this great university,” Clark said in a news release about the deal. “UAB Football has a bright future, and Jennifer and I are excited about what this contract extension means for us to continue to be part of this special community of players and coaches, fans and supporters, students, faculty and staff for years to come.”

The 50-year-old Anniston, Alabama native is 23-14 with the Blazers. Clark has helped resurrect the program after the school disbanded it following the 2014 season in a surprising decision. 

UAB football returned in 2017 and they have gone 17-8. The Blazers also participated in the Bahamas Bowl last season following an 8-5 record. 

The new contract has to be approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. They approve all multi-year contracts. 

This season, the Blazers are 9-3. They are also the Conference USA West Champions. 

UAB is currently underway in the Conference USA Championship game. They are facing the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. 

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