Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson agrees to four-year contract extension


After an impressive, 10-2 season that has resulted in an appearance in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday evening, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson has received a four-year contract extension, per a university release. Johnson’s current contract was set to expire following the 2016 season, but that will no longer be an issue, as the new agreement stretches through the end of the 2020 campaign.

Here is what athletic director Mike Bobinski had to say about the new deal:

"“I’m pleased to announce an extension of Paul Johnson’s contract,” Bobinski said. “This extension reflects our confidence in the solid foundation Coach Johnson has built for the future success of our program, which reaches beyond the field and includes increasingly strong academic achievement.“I look forward to Paul Johnson’s continued leadership of our football program and am excited about the possibilities in the years ahead.”"

Johnson’s performance this season has been undeniable, as many predicted a sub-par season for this year’s edition of the Yellow Jackets. Regardless of the final result in Charlotte, Georgia Tech appears to be a program on the rise, and with some younger star power (namely, Justin Thomas) at important positions, there is no reason to suggest that the Yellow Jackets will not continue this upward trend.

It is important to note that financial details of this agreement have not yet been disclosed, but it is also a safe bet to assume that Paul Johnson was given a positive bump in salary. Frankly, he deserves one, and the great majority of skepticism surrounding both his performance and the program itself has subsided in a hurry.