Dykes Signs Contract Extension With SMU

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, December 21st, 2019


DALLAS (SMU) – Head Football Coach Sonny Dykes has signed a contract extension with SMU, Director of Athletics Rick Hart announced Friday.

In just his second season on the Hilltop, Dykes has led SMU to one of its most successful seasons in program history. The Mustangs are 10-2, posting their most wins since 1984 and their sixth 10-win season in program history. Dykes is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, is a member of the Dodd Trophy Watch List and was a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award.

“Sonny and Kate have proven to be a perfect fit for SMU,” said Hart. “Coach Dykes has assembled a quality staff and built a winning culture within our football program. As a result, we are experiencing record results on the field and in the classroom. Our connection to the community has never been stronger. We look forward to building upon this success with Sonny at the helm for years to come.”

“I am humbled and honored that SMU has made this strong commitment to me, my family and our talented staff,” said Dykes. “We are proud of what has been accomplished but look forward to incredible things ahead. President Turner, Rick Hart and I are aligned in our passion and vision for SMU Football. I am thankful for their continued support and leadership. SMU is a special place with special people. Kate and I are blessed to be a part of the SMU community. Rest assured that we will continue to work tirelessly to make the SMU family and the entire city of Dallas proud.”

The Mustangs take on FAU in the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC.




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