Mark Richt, Miami agree to contract extension

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Mark Richt led the Miami Hurricanes back to national relevance in 2017, and the head coach has been rewarded with a contract extension.

The school announced the news in a press release, and the extension is for two years. Richt’s deal now continues through 2023.

Last season, the ‘Canes reached the double-digit win mark and appeared in a major bowl game for the first time since 2003. They also made a long-awaited appearance in the ACC Championship Game.

Additionally, though Miami lost three straight to end the campaign, it peaked at No. 2 in the AP poll. The program hadn’t entered the top five in 12 years.

Richt, who played quarterback for the school from 1979 to 1982, oversaw a 9-4 campaign in 2016. Through two years with the Hurricanes, he’s posted a 19-7 record.