After one season at UCF, Scott Frost gets extension, raise

After taking over a team that went winless in 2015, Scott Frost led UCF to a 6-7 record in his first season as coach. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Central Florida has given football coach Scott Frost a one-year contract extension.

The school announced Thursday that Frost’s original contract will now run through the 2021 season and will include a $300,000 annual raise. The American Athletic Conference coach now earns $2 million per year after one season on the job. The Knights were 6-7 in Frost’s first season and made and played in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.

Frost, the former offensive coordinator of the Oregon Ducks who replaced George O’Leary at UCF, took over a program that was coming off a 0-12 season. Frost was hired on Nov. 29, 2015, and the six-game turnaround last season was the fourth largest by a winless program in 20 years.