It looks like Miami has locked up their head football coach for the next few years. On Thursday, the school announced it has extended the contract of Mark Richt through the 2023 season.
In a statement, Director of Athletics Blake James said since the day Richt came to Miami – he has set the bar for excellence.
“Mark has done a phenomenal job of building this program – and generating enthusiasm for this program – since the day he arrived back on campus,” James said. “We look forward to continued success under his watch, both on and off the field, for many years to come.”
Last season Miami finished 10-3 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. In his first two seasons at The U, Richt has led the Canes to a 19-7 record. Richt took over for the Canes in December of 2015 after Al Golden led the team to an 8-5 record.
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This turnaround earned Richt both ACC Coach of the Year and Walter Camp National Coach of the Year honors this past season.
In the school’s press release, Richt thanked the administration, staff and players – adding he was excited about the direction of where the program is headed.
“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.”
In 17 seasons as a head coach in the college ranks, Richt has compiled an overall record of 164-58.
Miami will open its season against LSU at home on September 2.