Jan 22, 2024 - News

UT football coach looks to get new digs

A view of a swimming pool behind a house.

The swimming pool and back patio of a home owned by Steve Sarkisian. Photo by Shutterbug Studios/Chris Diaz

With a bigger contract, University of Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian could expand his house search.

Catch up quick: Sarkisian listed his Rollingwood house in 2022 for $7.5 million and has since dropped the price to $5.88 million.

The big picture: After leading the Longhorns to the Big 12 championship and a College Football Playoff appearance, Sarkisian was awarded a four-year contract extension earlier this month.

  • The terms of the deal, which must be approved by the school's Board of Regents, have not been released.
  • Sarkisian's initial contract paid him nearly $6 million in 2023, and new terms could push him closer to — or over — $10 million annually.

Put another way: Sarkisian can afford more roofline.

Details: Built in 2014 and updated in 2021, the six-bedroom, 5,331-square-foot house includes 5.5-bathrooms.

  • The house comes with a pool, spa, fire pit and putting green.
  • The listed owner with the Travis Central Appraisal District is "Sax & Luxie Trust."

What they're saying: Sarkisian and his wife Loreal Sarkisian "were just in a rush to purchase when they first got to Austin and can now focus on something that better suits them," TC McClenning, a spokesperson for Coldwell Banker, which is handling the listing, tells Axios.

  • "I said it when I came here three years ago, this is a dream job for me," Sarkisian said in a press announcement about the contract extension. "It's a destination job, and I'm fired up every day to be the head coach at the University of Texas."

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Sarkisian's home has been on the market since 2022.

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