University of Georgia announced that they have rewarded their coach Mark Richt with a 2-year contract extension and raise. The Executive Committee approved the head coach’s contract by two years which will tie Richt to Georgia through the 2019 season. He will also receive a new annual compensation of $4 million. His previous compensation was $3.2 million annually.
Mark Richt shared,
“I appreciate the confidence that Greg McGarity has in the direction of our football program and how we represent the University of Georgia. Our staff has an outstanding work ethic and we are committed to the development of our student-athletes on and off the field.”
Richt guided the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record and a Belk Bowl victory this season — his ninth with 10 wins or more in 14 years at Georgia. Richt has built a powerhouse in the SEC East Division and look to stay competitive with their Top 10 recruiting class.