LSU's national championship-winning head coach was officially named the head coach of the University of Kansas, Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Sunday.
Kansas is now the only school in the country with a with a national championship winning coach in NCAA Division I football and basketball, with men's head coach Bill Self.
Miles and Kansas agreed to a five-year contract worth $2,775,000 annually. He will be formally introduced to Jayhawk fans at a press conference at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
"Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a strong track record of success on and off the field," said Long in a press release. "Les Miles is exactly what we need for our program right now. His national reputation as a great recruiter and as a coach who student-athletes love playing for will enable us to break the cycle and return a winning tradition to the Kansas Jayhawks. We are thrilled to have Les and his family as Jayhawks."
Miles has been a frontrunner for the Kansas job since Long announced that coach David Beaty would be fired at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Beaty has a 6-40 record in four seasons, and currently sits 3-8 in 2018. Kansas has not had a winning season since 2008.
The Kansas deal comes after Miles and LSU agreed on a one-time payment of $1.5 million instead of the remaining $6.5 million left on Miles' buyout agreement.
Miles compiled a 114-34 record at LSU, including a BCS National Championship and another national BCS Championship appearance.