Jim Mora has signed a two-year contract to remain at UCLA through 2021, the school announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
According to the USA Today salary database, Mora earned $3.35 million in 2015 — a figure that ranked 25th nationally but second in the Pac-12, trailing only Washington’s Chris Petersen. (USC’s Clay Helton does not have a publicly listed salary.)
Entering his fifth season, Mora holds a 37-16 overall record and 23-13 mark in the Pac-12. His Bruins claimed the 2012 Pac-12 South championship and earned a No. 10 final ranking in both polls after the 2014 season. The 2015 club dipped to 8-5, Mora’s fewest wins since arriving in Westwood, but were quarterbacked by a promising true freshman in Josh Rosen.
Mora’s arrival has also seen a stark uptick in both talented players and large sums of money entering the program. The Bruins supplied eight players in this spring’s NFL Draft and have produced four national award winners since 2013. On top of that, UCLA has secured funds to build the state-of-the-art Wasserman Football Center, which was aided by a donation from Mora that stands as the largest from a sitting head coach in the history of Bruins football.