Georgia announces 10-year, over $100 million extension with Kirby Smart
Kirby Smart just got paid by Georgia. He signed a 10-year, $100 million deal with the university that was announced by the athletics department on Thursday.
The new deal makes Smart Georgia’s head coach through the year 2031. His base salary and supplemental compensation for 2022 will be $10.2 million with an annual increase. This means that he could be earning as much as $12.2 million in 2031 if he is still the Bulldogs’ head coach. This comes after Smart brought home Georgia’s 1st national title since 1980, where Herschel Walker led the Bulldogs over Notre Dame. It pays to be a winner in college football, and a consistent one at that.
Here’s what Smart had to say about his new contract with Georgia:
“Mary Beth, my family & I are excited and grateful for the extension of my agreement with The University of Georgia,” said Smart. “This is home for us, our roots run deep here. My commitment to this University and our Football program is unwavering. I’m thankful to President Jere Morehead and Josh Brooks for their continued support of Georgia Football. It’s an honor being the head football coach at the University of Georgia, and while I’m certainly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, I’m confident the best is yet to come!”
That’s OUR coach!
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— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) July 21, 2022