As expected, the Kentucky Wildcats are giving Vince Marrow a raise, but a big promotion will also come with it.
It was reported in late December that Kentucky was close to an extension with Marrow, UK’s recruiting ace and tight ends coach. Now, he’s being promoted to associate head coach, according to FootballScoop:
Source tells FootballScoop tight ends / recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow has been promoted to associate head coach. We are told his new three year contract begins at $650,000 per year.
This is great news for Kentucky, who has continued to see an uptick in recruiting since 2012 when Marrow came to Lexington under then-new head coach Mark Stoops.
Most notably, Marrow is responsible for the 2015 recruiting class which included C.J. Conrad, Jordan Jones, Logan Stenberg, Chris Westry, Derrick Baity, and of course Josh Allen, all of whom have been instrumental in turning this program around.
Marrow also serves as Kentucky’s tight end coach where he’s coached Conrad into one of the top tight ends in the SEC.
Keeping Marrow in Lexington was critical to Kentucky’s future, and it appears the Wildcats are set to do just that.