SMU Head Football Coach June Jones has signed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the Hilltop through the 2014 season, Director of Athletics Steve Orsini announced Friday, August 27, 2010.
Taking over an SMU program that had not been to a bowl game in nearly a quarter century, Jones and the Mustangs shocked the college football world in 2009, snapping a 25-year bowl drought, claiming a Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Championship, and earning a share of the Conference USA Western Division Championship. SMU finished the season with an 8-5 record, marking the largest turnaround in the nation in 2009 (+7 wins). A winner of three National Coach of the Year Awards in his career, Jones was named Conference USA Coach of the Year by The Sporting News in 2009.
In photo: Director of Athletics Steve Orsini (left) and SMU President R. Gerald Turner (right) signed a two-year extension to the contract of Head Football Coach June Jones (center) on Friday.