USC announced Tuesday it has extended the contract of head football coach Clay Helton through the 2023 season.
Financial terms weren’t disclosed by the university. The defending Pac- 12 champion coach, who was signed in November 2015 to a guaranteed five- year contract, has a 27-10 overall record at USC. He is the first USC coach to reach 10 wins in each of his first two full seasons.
“We have lofty goals at USC and Clay can get us to those goals,” USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann said. “He has shown that he can lead our team with integrity and stability and that he has the ability to win conference and national championships. I am happy with the job Clay has done so far. He has made good progress and is moving our program forward.
“Winning national championships is a process and Clay has built a championship foundation through consistently successful recruiting, hiring outstanding assistant coaches and providing a vision for our program,” Swann said.
The 45-year-old Helton said, “Coaching at USC has been the most special opportunity of my life and I am so pleased to continue the journey toward championships here.”
Helton joined USC in 2010 as the quarterbacks coach and became offensive coordinator in 2013.