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Dan Hurley Signs Contract, Exerts One-Year Option

It finally happened!

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

After more than a year since coming to UConn a full season at the helm of the Huskies under his belt, Dan Hurley has signed his contract with the university, according to the Hartford Courant.

During the past year, Hurley and UConn operated under a memorandum of understanding, which was for six years and $18 million and allowed him to coach, get paid, and enjoy his perks. With the contract now signed, he was able to exert his one-year option due to the Huskies’ NCAA violations under Kevin Ollie that resulted in the loss of a scholarship for this coming season. His contract is now set to expire on March 31, 2025, with all buyout and termination clauses remaining the same.

With UConn set to join the Big East for the 2020-21 season, many of the uncertainties that Hurley faced when he agreed to come to Storrs have now been cleared up. The extension of his contract gives him another year to help the Huskies return to their former glory and the signing of the contract is one more accomplishment that David Benedict can take credit for in a legacy-defining week for the athletic director.

It is unclear if head football coach Randy Edsall, who is also operating under a memorandum of understanding since taking over more than two years ago, has signed his contract.