Interesting assistant coach contract additions

Most assistant coaches under former coach Joker Phillips had two-page deals, compared to seven pages for the new assistants under Mark Stoops.

There were a few interesting additions, including the new assistants agreeing to be available for media and other public appearances for promotion purposes.

There is a new clause discussing summer football camps and the proper channels assistant coaches must go through to conduct a camp.

UK’s assistants also agreed to not personally (or through an agent) seek, accept or negotiate for other employment without talking to Stoops and Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart first.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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