Florida track coach Holloway agrees to 4-year extension



GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a reward for leading Florida to three national championships last season, track and field coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that puts him under contract through 2032.

Sporting director Scott Stricklin announced the deal on Thursday.

Holloway’s base salary remains at $321,000 with the extension. His longevity bonus goes from $80,000 annually to $100,000 in 2023 and then to $125,000 in 2024. His equipment contract goes from $100,000 annually to $120,000 in 2023 and then to $145,000 in 2024.

Holloway earned $734,000 in the 2021-22 school year, a figure that included three significant bonuses. The Florida men and women won the NCAA Outdoor Championships, becoming the third school to accomplish the feat. The women also won the indoor championship, the program’s first national indoor title since 1992.

“Mouse’s leadership has pushed the Gators’ men’s and women’s track and field programs to unprecedented heights,” Stricklin said in a statement. “His unique talents – such as his focus, attention to detail, work ethic and ability to build relationships – make him a special coach, and we are delighted that he will continue to be part of the University of Florida for many years.”

The Gators gave Holloway a 10-year extension in 2018 and have now extended their commitment to the coach, who is a 12-time national champion and 16-time Southeastern Conference champion.

“It is truly an honor and a blessing to be able to lead these programs here at my alma mater, and my family and I are eternally grateful to have the opportunity to complete my career here in Gainesville,” Holloway said.

Alongside his collegiate accomplishments, Holloway has also enjoyed success internationally, most recently as coach of the 2020 United States Men’s Olympic Track and Field Team.

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