Original article (Kelly Fortifies Bulls’ Head Coaching Roster for Foreseeable Future) on University of South Florida’s athletic website gousfbulls.com.
University of South Florida Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly today announced a series of contract extensions for USF Athletics head coaches – including football coach Jeff Scott, men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory and women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez – that fortifies the leadership of the Bulls’ sports programs for the foreseeable future.
As a result of contract extensions put in place over the last year, all head coaches of USF’s 19 sports programs have now been either hired by—and/or had their contracts extended by – Kelly, who assumed leadership of the athletic department in August of 2018.
“When I observe all of the recent turnover in college sports, it is my belief that USF’s best path forward to growing success is through continuity and stability in as many leadership positions as possible,” Kelly said. “Attracting and maintaining high-quality head coaches that view USF as a destination and who are fully committed to the vision we have for the future is critical. We have seen as our head coaches’ tenures have grown, so in turn have the strength and success of our programs and student-athletes.
“We have been through a lot together which has made us stronger as a department and gives me confidence for the future. I believe in these head coaches, their commitment to excellence in the classroom, community and competition, and in the young women and men that they have recruited to Team USF. Together, we will achieve great things.”