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Miami Hurricanes extend Mark Richt’s contract through 2023

The former Georgia coach is 19-7 since taking over his alma mater.
Mark Richt will continue leading the Miami Hurricanes through the 2023 season. [ MONICA HERNDON  |  Times ]
Mark Richt will continue leading the Miami Hurricanes through the 2023 season. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times ]
Published May 3, 2018
Updated May 3, 2018

The Miami Hurricanes have extended coach Mark Richt's contract through the 2023 season, the program announced Thursday moroning.

"Mark has done a phenomenal job of building this program — and generating enthusiasm for this program — since the day he arrived back on campus," 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 is 19-7 since taking over his alma mater after being let go from Georgia at the end of the 2015 season. He led the Hurricanes to their first appearance in the ACC title game last year; their No. 13 ranking was the program's best finish since 2004.

Richt, the reigning ACC coach of the year, signed the nation's No. 8 recruiting class for 2018 and has a roster that could challenge for a top-10 ranking and another ACC Coastal Division title.

"We're excited about where this program is headed," Richt said in a statement. "I want to thank Blake James, Jennifer Strawley and our entire athletics administration for supporting our coaches, staff and student-athletes, ensuring that we're committed to building on the great legacy of Hurricanes football.

"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."