UPDATE: Jon Sumrall reportedly agrees to contract extension with Troy

Published 12:50 pm Friday, March 24, 2023

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Editor’s note: This story was updated with comments from Troy Head Coach Jon Sumrall at 12:52 p.m. on March 25. 

On Friday, The Messenger confirmed media reports that Troy Head Football Coach Jon Sumrall has agreed to a new four-year contract extension with the university.

The news originally broke online when ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported that Sumrall agreed to the new extension, which will include a pay raise, increased staff salary pool and additional investments into the program for its players.

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Saturday, following Troy’s spring practice, Sumrall commented on the contract extension.

“I’m grateful for the commitment to our program,” Sumrall said. “It’s not about me, truthfully. It’s really about our players and our staff.

“I love this place, my family loves this place, I love this program and it means something to me. We’re just grateful to be here and to be able to lead this program. It means the world to me.”

Sumrall is coming off his first season at Troy, which saw the program win the Sun Belt Championship, win 11 straight games and finish in the Top 25 at the end of the season for the first time in the school’s FBS history. Sumrall finished as a National Coach of the Year Finalist and the Sun Belt Coach of the Year. Sumrall’s contract with Troy has been extended through 2026.

Troy is currently in the midst of spring football practices, which will culminate in its annual T-Day Game on April 15. Before coming to Troy as a head coach, Sumrall served as an assistant coach under Neal Brown in 2015 through 2017. The Huntsville native also previously served an assistant at Kentucky, San Diego and Tulane.

Troy University is expected to officially announce the contract extension on March 27.