Zook Gets Two Year Extention

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida head coach Ron Zook has been given a two-year contract extension, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced Thursday.

"Coach Zook is building a solid base within our program," said Foley, who had the contract extension approved by new UF president Dr. Bernard Machen in a meeting earlier in the week. "His honest, hard-working approach has paid dividends in attracting quality student athletes that are laying the foundation for future success both on and off the field. Consistency and stability play a key role in the success of any organization and we want that in our program."

"I've always said I'm truly blessed and honored to be the head coach at the University of Florida," said Ron Zook. "I want to thank Jeremy and Dr. Machen and all of the Gator fans for their support and continued support. I know our program is heading in the direction and I feel good about the pieces we have in place. I feel good about the future and I know we are on the right track."

Zook became only the third coach in the 70-year history of the Southeastern Conference to lead his team to January Bowl games in each of his first two years at the helm of his program and Florida's 9-1 record vs. the SEC East during the last two years is the best divisional record in the league during that time frame. Zook also owns five wins over teams ranked in the top 11 on the road during his two years at Florida, the top total in the nation.

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