Texas soccer coach Angela Kelly leads her team through warmups before taking on Rice on Aug. 18, 2017. Texas defeated the Owls 2-1. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Extension for Texas soccer coach Angela Kelly to run through 2023 season

Posted December 4th, 2018

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Last month, the UT board of regents approved a contract that will keep Angela Kelly as Texas’ soccer coach through the 2023 season.

The contract, which was obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request, will pay Kelly $205,135 annually. The deal includes incentives for team performance and any national or conference coaching awards.

The deal was actually agreed to earlier this fall and its start date is Sept. 1, 2018. It runs through February of 2024. Lengthier contracts seem to be the new norm in the Longhorns’ athletic department. Edrick Floréal and Mike White, who were recently hired to lead UT’s track and field and softball programs, also agreed to five-year contracts.

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Since taking over UT’s soccer program ahead of the 2012 season, Kelly has led the Longhorns to a 74-48-19 record. This past season, the Longhorns went 13-5-3 but were upset by Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In 2017, Texas reached the tournament’s third round for only the fourth time in school history.

In 19 seasons at Texas and Tennessee, Kelly is 234-132-39. She was an All-American midfielder at North Carolina and has been inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

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