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UGA Head Coach Mark Richt Receives Contract Extension

Richt is now a $4 million man. (John Kelley/UGA)

University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt will receive a contract extension and raise according to an announcement by UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity following a conference call Wednesday with the Executive Committee of the Athletic Association Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee approved a recommendation by McGarity to extend 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

“We are very pleased with the direction of our program under Mark’s leadership,” said McGarity. “Mark and his staff are making significant strides in all areas of our program, and we look forward to great things in the years to come.”

“I appreciate the confidence that Greg McGarity has in the direction of our football program and how we represent the University of Georgia,” said Richt. “Our staff has an outstanding work ethic and we are committed to the development of our student-athletes on and off the field.”

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications



  1. Sherry

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Congratulations Mark, you deserve the extension and the raise! Looking forward to many great years to come. Thank you for the way you touch the lives of your players on and off the field.

  2. lemondrop87

    Jan 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Good job; Mark Richt, you have earned the raise. GOOOO DAWGS!!

  3. Lefty

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Sorry ladies but I beg to differ. We lost 3 games this past year against teams with far inferior talent. I wouldn’t give my employee a raise for that type of year. I will say this though I believe that the University of Georgia football coach’s salary should be in the top 3 or 4 in the SEC, that is the type of program that we have at Georgia. If the Dawgs when the SEC this year, then most definitely Coach Richt would deserve a raise and win the National Championship and he should get a huge bonus, but lose three games to teams with inferior talent and one of those being Tech, I can’t see the basis for a raise.

    • tim

      Jan 23, 2015 at 10:29 pm


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