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Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan Signs Contract Extension Through 2028

Jun 15, 2023, 9:28 AM | Updated: 10:34 am

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University of Utah athletic director Mark Harlan poses for a portrait outside of the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Utah AD recently wrapped up his fourth year at the helm on the Hill.Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s Athletics Director Mark Harlan will continue his career as a Ute after signing a contract extension that will keep him in Salt Lake City through 2028.

Harlan took over Utah Athletics five years ago when longtime director Chris Hill retired in 2018 and the Utes have continued to flourish in that time reaching new heights and records.

Coming off of a record-setting 2022-23 competition year, Harlan and the Utes look forward to maintaining excellence in 2023-24.

โ€œIโ€™m grateful for the show of support from President Randall, and I look forward to the continued success of our student-athletes in the classroom, competition and community,โ€ said Harlan. โ€œIโ€™m incredibly proud of the achievements our programs have earned in recent years, and the culture of excellence that has been established. Iโ€™m also grateful for the hard work of everybody in our Utah Athletics family, and the incredible support from our fans and donors. Our student-athletes, coaches and staff are elite, and it is a privilege to continue to lead this department.โ€

Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan Named A.D. Of The Year

Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan has been named A.D. of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

The award recognizes Harlan in the FBS category for Utah’s unprecedented success through the 2022 calendar year.

The Utes have been crushing it lately, not only in the field of play, but in the classroom and community as well. Utah’s nearly 600 student-athletes have set records for academic performance and winning championships over the past few seasons marking a peak-era for the school in the Pac-12 since joining in 2011.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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