UTEP coach Mike Price will return for a ninth season.
The school will host a 1:30 p.m. press conference Thursday to make the announcement and also issued a press release.
The Miners are coming of a 5-7 rebuilding season, moving Price's record to 45-52 in his eight seasons.
One of only two coaches to lead the Miners to three bowl games, Price is the nation’s sixth-winningest active head coach with 174 victories. With 45 wins at UTEP, Price is one victory away from tying Mike Brumbelow (1950-56) for the second-most in school history.
The Miners return 11 starters, including seven on offense, for the 2012 campaign.