June Jones gets a three-year extension at SMU

June Jones will remain at SMU through the 2017 season
June Jones will remain at SMU through the 2017 season. (USATSI)

Following a 5-7 season that saw SMU's streak of four consecutive bowl trips come to an end there had been some speculation about June Jones' future at the school. Well, you can stop speculating because SMU announced on Monday that Jones had signed a three-year extension.

"On behalf of the SMU Board of Trustees and President Turner, I am pleased to announce the extension of Coach Jones' contract," said SMU athletic director Rick Hart. "Coach Jones and his staff have successfully engineered our football program's journey from relative obscurity to competitive relevance. Under their direction, we have participated in a conference championship game a school-record four-consecutive bowl games. We look forward to partnering with Coach Jones as we now set our sights on the next phase of our rise to prominence: establishing SMU football as a championship program. Coach Jones and his staff share and embrace the high expectations for our program and the challenge of taking SMU football from good to great."

After going 1-11 in his first season at the school in 2008, Jones led SMU to two Conference USA West Division co-championships, and four straight bowl appearance, including three bowl wins. The Mustangs finished a win shy of making it five straight bowl appearances this season after moving from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference.

Jones' extension will keep him at the school through the 2017 season. He's gone 36-41 in his six seasons at the school.

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