USC football extends contracts of Tee Martin, Clancy Pendergast
By Joey Kaufman
USC has extended the contracts of offensive coordinator Tee Martin and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, the school said Monday.
The formal announcement came six days after Clay Helton received a three-year extension, through the 2023 season. Helton last fall guided the Trojans to an 11-3 season and their first Pac-12 Conference championship since 2008.
“To have two of the best coordinators in the industry back for their third consecutive seasons is a critical piece for our team’s growth and our opportunity for success next season,” Helton said in a statement. “Consistency and stability are so important in improving your program every year. Clancy and Tee are a huge reason why, in our first two seasons, we have won a Rose Bowl and Pac-12 Championship.”
Neither financial terms, nor lengths of the extensions for Martin, 39, and Pendergast, 50, were disclosed. As a private school, USC is not required to disclose coaching salaries.
Last month, Martin said that he had signed a “multi-year” contract extension to remain at USC following interviews for NFL and college coaching vacancies. He told ESPN, “You don’t leave USC for a lateral move. I want to help us get to that next level, and everything is in place here to do that.”
Helton first hired the coordinators on his coaching staff in 2016 following his promotion from interim coach.
Martin had previously been the Trojans’ wide receivers coach since 2012 and one of their top recruiters.
Pendergast was first USC’s defensive coordinator in 2013 under Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron, before returning to the program. He had been an assistant in the NFL in 2014 and 2015 with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Trojans ranked No. 13 in total offense in the Football Bowl Subdivision last season, averaging 484 yards per game, and No. 68 in total defense, giving up 396 yards per […]