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Miami Hurricanes extend Mark Richt's contract through 2023 season

By The Sports Xchange
Miami Hurricanes extend Mark Richt's contract through 2023 season
The Miami Hurricanes extended head coach Mark Richt's (pictured) contract through the 2023 season, the school announced Thursday. Photo courtesy of Miami Hurricanes/Twitter

The Miami Hurricanes extended head coach Mark Richt's contract through the 2023 season, the school announced Thursday.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Richt, who signed a six-year deal in December 2015 that was reportedly worth more than $4 million annually after returning to Miami following his dismissal from Georgia.

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"Mark has done a phenomenal job of building this program -- and generating enthusiasm for this program -- since the day he arrived back on campus," Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement. "We look forward to continued success under his watch, both on and off the field, for many years to come."

Richt posted a 9-4 mark in his first season at his alma mater before upping the ante the following year, going 10-3 in 2017. The latter record marked the program's first season with double-digit victories since 2003.

The 58-year-old Richt also guided the Hurricanes to their first ACC Championship Game appearance last season.

"We're excited about where this program is headed," Richt said in a statement. "Miami is not only my alma mater, it is home to me and my family. It's a blessing to live and work in paradise."

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Richt, who posted a 145-51 mark at Georgia, began his coaching career as an assistant under Bobby Bowden at Florida State in 1989. He ascended to offensive coordinator before leaving for Georgia.

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