Clay Helton lands extension from USC through 2023 season

Nov 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans head coach Clay Helton celebrates after an NCAA football game against the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated UCLA 40-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Southern California announced a new extension for head football coach Clay Helton on Tuesday that keeps him with the program through 2023.

Helton has been coaching USC’s football program ever since Steve Sarkisian was jettisoned during the 2015 season for his troubles with alcohol. He had previously been the interim coach for one game during the 2013 season.

He was offered the permanent head coaching job during the 2015 season and has guided the Trojans to a record of 27-10 overall. USC won the Rose Bowl after the 2016 season and lost the Cotton Bowl to Ohio State this past January.