Georgia Bulldogs head basketball coach Mark Fox will be staying in Athens for a little while longer. The school signed Fox to a new five-year deal on Friday.
“I’m really thankful to the administration,” Fox told ESPN. “Georgia has become my home, and I’m really hopeful that this can be my home forever.”
With three years remaining on his old deal, this new agreement takes Fox through the 2019-20 season. It will pay him $2 million per year and includes a $150,000 per year longevity bonus that he can collect at the end of the contract.
“Mark and I discussed an extension following the season,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement. “I am very pleased the Board approved the extension today, and we are very appreciative of the leadership Mark provides to our basketball program. Mark continues to build on the solid foundation he has established as our head coach.”
Fox is 106-89 in six seasons as head coach and has taken the Bulldogs to NCAA tournament twice, including last season. Georgia has won 23 SEC games in the past two seasons.
Georgia is expected to continue its ascension this season with the return of Charles Mann, Kenny Gaines and Yante Maten.