LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Mark Stoops has received another contract extension that will see the head football coach remain on Kentucky’s sidelines through 2031. The extension was signed on Nov. 10, as seen in the amended contract in UK’s public records.

Stoops’ annual salary will now be around $9 million, as his annual rate is now set to begin at $8.6 million a year. The buyout for the head ball coach has increased to $4.5 million, if he leaves before June 2023. That number decreases by $500,000 each season.

Stoops, who became the winningest coach in Wildcat football history earlier this season, signed a contract extension back in December 2021 that extended his deal through 2028.

Kentucky, currently 6-5 on the season, finishes the regular season with a home game against Louisville on Nov. 26. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

The full contract can be viewed here.