North Carolina announces contract extension for Mack Brown
North Carolina and head coach Mack Brown have agreed to a 1-year contract extension, the program announced on Thursday morning.
Brown will enter the 2023 season with 5 years remaining on his deal, which now expires in January of 2028.
“Mack has reenergized our program in so many ways – from the team camaraderie in the locker room, to the engaged fan base in the stands, to this season’s Coastal Division Championship and nine-win finish,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. “We know that under his leadership, our student-athletes will continue to succeed on the field and in the classroom while giving back to the community. We appreciate all he and Sally have done to help build a positive culture around Carolina Football.”
Here’s the announcement:
We’re excited to announce that Coach Brown’s contract has been extended one year.
The length of the contract remains five years, now through January of 2028.
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— Carolina Football (@UNCFootball) February 2, 2023
Brown is in his 2nd stint as North Carolina’s head coach. He took over the program before the 2019 season and has improved the program’s standing within the ACC.
Under Brown, Carolina has made a bowl game in all 4 seasons and finished last season with the ACC Coastal division title. Overall, he is 30-22 during this stint in Chapel Hill.
Brown, 71, is the nation’s only active Hall-of-Fame head coach.
“I appreciate the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Guskiewicz, Bubba Cunningham and the athletics department for continuing to invest in our football program and assisting us as we continue our rise in the ACC and on the national landscape,” Brown said in a release. “We’ve had a very successful four years across the board and we’re continuing to strive to win all the games, have as much fun as possible, and mentor young men who graduate and are better prepared for life after football. We’ve accomplished a lot and we still have so much room for improvement, so we’re looking forward to attacking this offseason and getting ready to go for the 2023 season.”