UCF's Johnny Dawkins inks two-year contract extension

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 14 Jun, 2024 at 07:54 PM

Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins signed a two-year contract extension on Friday that spans through the 2026-27 season.

Dawkins, 60, guided the Knights to a 17-16 record in 2023-24 during the team's first season in the Big 12. UCF lost in the first round of the NIT.

"I want to thank our president Alexander N. Cartwright and vice president and director of athletics Terry Mohajir for their confidence in me to continue leading this program," Dawkins said. "We had some success in our first season in the Big 12, and I'm excited to continue building on that for the future. This is a special place for my family, and I've loved coaching UCF from day one. I'm always going to pour my whole heart into this University."

Dawkins owns a 148-103 mark in eight seasons with the Knights. The team qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2019.

"If you were one of the record-setting number of people who attended our home games this season, you saw first-hand how we competed under Johnny's leadership in our first season in the nation's toughest basketball conference," Mohajir said. "Johnny has done a great job leading this program and we're excited he will continue to be our head coach."

Dawkins posted a 156-115 record in eight seasons at Stanford (2008-16).

--Field Level Media