Chip Kelly is the head coach of the football match and at present, he signed a new contract with UCLA. As per the contract, he agreed to serve the UCLA for four years through 2025. Since his previous contract was about to expire after the 2022 season, he signed the extension contract.
What about UCLA Bruins Football?
The UCLA Bruins football means the University of California, LA. It is a college football team that comes under the Pac-12 NCAA Division I. Furthermore, it comes under the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. UCLA is famous for winning many matches in its history.
The major success of UCLA happened in the 1950s, under the head coach, Red Sanders. At present, Chip Kelly serves as the head coach. He was working with UCLA since November 25, 2017. The coach also asked to work as a coach for the Florida head coach team.
Under the guidance of Chip Kelly, UCLA faced both ups and downs. Under Kelly, the UCLA Bruins started going for 0-3 in the first time. But this 0-3 start gave the worst results and thus, became the worst 15-game start for Kelly. However, the Bruins won the Washington State with 67-63 and came back with the 32-point. It was the third-largest in the history of FBS.
After this comeback, the Bruins again lost to Oregon State with 48-31. After some time, the Bruins won against Stanford with 34-16. It was the first time that UCLA won over Stanford since 2008. With Chip Kelly as a head coach, the Bruins can perform much better and won many matches.
Who is Chip Kelly?
Chip Kelly is a popular personality who works as a head coach of the team, UCLA Bruins. Kelly came to the spotlight after working as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks. He worked here from 2009 to 2012. In such a period, he led the team to four progressive BCS bowl tournament appearances. He was born on November 25, 1963, in Dover, USA. His parents are Paul Kelly and Jean Kelly. He completed his schooling at Manchester Central High School and then moved to New Hampshire University.
Then, in 1990, he completed his graduation in the stream of physical education. After some time, the head coach got a chance to play defensive back at the New Hampshire University and quarterback at Manchester Central.
How Chip Kelly Became a Head Coach?
At the age of 27, he started his career at Columbia University as a coach for the freshman team. Then, in 1990, he earned a lot of recognition as a coach. In 1992, he served as a running back coach at New Hampshire University. After one year, he looked for the defensive coordinator position at another university named Johns Hopkins University.
For the next three years from 1994 to 1996, he came back to his running back coach position. Later, in the period, 1997-1998, he changed working into the rude line coach. Then, the man got the award from American Football for serving as the college’s hottest football coach.
After 2005, he got the new honor as the College Assistant Coach of the Year. The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston gave this title to him. Chip Kelly got a new recognition after changing Oregon into new territory. It is here that, Kelly became a head coach served almost four seasons such as
- 2010 Rose Bowl
- 2011 BCS National Championship Game
- 2012 Rose Bowl
- 2013 Fiesta Bowl
After winning several matches, Chip Kelly got a good reach among people. But suddenly, Philadelphia Eagles fired him for a disappointing 6-9 record.
Chip Kelly Signed 4-Year Extension with UCLA
After working in several places, Kelly became the head coach of the UCLA bruins. He started to work with the Bruins in 2015. Since his contract with UCLA is going to end in 2022, UCLA asked him for a new four-year contract extension. The head coach agreed to the terms and conditions and signed a four-year contract. After Kelly joined UCLA, it has increased the winning percentage every year. Thus, the bruins decided to extend the agreement for four more years till the 2025 season. So, the new contract is going to pay Kelly, an average of $4.7 million per annum.
When considering the incentives, Kelly can earn around $23 million over the contract period. In such a case, he earns $5.75 million per year which includes incentives. In 2021, the head coach was getting around $5.6 million.
In the last four years of working with UCLA, they made an 18-25 record. So, in 2021, they made the first winning record of 8-4. Additionally, UCLA got its first bowl appearance after Kelly became a head coach.
The UCLA Bruins had great support from the head coach, Kelly and thus, he signed a 4-year contract to continue his service with them.