Mark Richt gets Salary Increase and One-Year Contract Extension

Mark Richt

Mark Richt has received a pay bump and contract extension. Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

After a 12-2 season and second straight SEC East title, UGA head coach Mark Richt has been rewarded with a salary increase and a contract extension, UGA has announced.

Richt has received a salary increase from $2.8 million to $3.2 million. He also received an additional year on the contract he signed last season, which now puts him at UGA through 2017.

“I’m honored and very thankful to Dr. (Michael) Adams, Greg McGarity, and the Athletic Board for their support in what we are working daily to accomplish,” said Richt in a statement. “I look forward along with our staff to preparing this team for the challenges of another season. From what I’ve heard, our team is working hard in the off-season conditioning program and paying the price necessary to be successful in the Fall.”

Richt’s contract signed in 2012 states that if he decides to leave Georgia or retire, he will owe the University no money. It also stipulates that Richt will make $200,000 for winning the SEC Championship and $800,000 for a BCS National Championship.

In his 12 seasons as head coach at Georgia, Mark Richt is 118-40 (.747). He has won two SEC championships (2002 and 2005) and appeared in the SEC Championship Game five times. Richt has led the Dawgs to a bowl appearance each season and has gone 8-4 in those games.

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