January 25, 2006
Athens - Georgia football coach Mark Richt was rewarded with an eight year contract when he led the Bulldogs to a Southeastern Conference title in 2002.
And the same thing has happened after Richt guided the Bulldogs to another SEC crown last year.
The executive committee of the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors Wednesday afternoon approved a new eight year contract for Richt that will pay him two million dollars a season.
Richt's new contract will run through December 31, 2013 and puts him at a pay level with the conference's other highest paid coache, Auburn's Tommy Tuberville and Urban Meyer at Florida.
Since his arrival from Florida State five years ago, Mark Richt has posted a 52-15 record and won two SEC titles.
He is just one of five SEC coaches to win two league titles in his first five years and and is one just five SEC coaches who have won at least ten games in four consecutive seasons.
Richt is on the road recruiting but in a statement released by the UGA Sports Commuinication department says the new contract shows the University wants him and Georgia is certainly where he and his family want to be.