The FAU football program is hoping to keep head coach Lane Kiffin for the foreseeable future. On Friday, June 22, the Owls announced that Kiffin has received a contract extension that will keep him in Boca Raton through the 2027 college football season.
“We are extremely excited about the contract extension. Obviously, this came about because of the success that Lane (Kiffin) has had here,” FAU’s vice president and director of athletics Brian White said in a statement released by the university.
“It shows Lane’s commitment to FAU. It also shows the University’s and (FAU President) Dr. (John) Kelly’s commitment to our football program and all of athletics. It is an exciting thing to be a part of and shows a bright future for FAU.”
Kiffin’s first season leading FAU came in 2017, where he led the Owls to an impressive 11-3 record, Conference USA Championship, and win over Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Owls were undefeated in conference play and earned just their second conference championship in program history.
FAU was just 3-9 prior to Kiffin taking over.
The Owls will open their 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against the Oklahoma Sooners.