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UGA’s Kirby Sensible reclaims title of faculty soccer’s highest-paid coach

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart raises the National College Football Championship Trophy after the Bulldogs defeated the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2023 NCAA College Football National Championship. File Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo May 2 (UPI) — Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart on Thursday resumed his title as the highest paid coach

UGA’s Kirby Sensible reclaims title of faculty soccer’s highest-paid coach

Georgia head coach Kirby Sensible raises the Nationwide Faculty Soccer Championship Trophy after the Bulldogs defeated the TCU Horned Frogs within the 2023 NCAA Faculty Soccer Nationwide Championship. File Picture by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Might 2 (UPI) — Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Sensible on Thursday resumed his title as the very best paid coach in school soccer.

The College of Georgia mentioned Thursday it raised Smart’s salary to $13 million a year and prolonged his contract for 2 extra years.

“I proceed to be grateful and humbled by our administration’s dedication to our soccer program,” Sensible mentioned in an announcement. “The present tradition in collegiate athletics is ever-changing and as difficult because it has ever been. So, I really respect the management that our group is frequently offered.

“I’ve an immense satisfaction for representing my alma mater and stay up for that relationship persevering with for a few years to come back,” he mentioned.

Sensible first grew to become the very best paid school soccer coach within the nation in 2022, when he signed a 10-year, $112.5 million contract with UGA, however Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney only a month later beat him for the title.

Saban retired in January, and Sensible’s bounce to $13 million suggests he could maintain the title for longer now.

Sensible, who’s getting into his ninth season as Georgia’s coach, has led the Bulldogs to seize consecutive championships in 2021 and 2022, in addition to an SEC-record 29 straight video games earlier than the group misplaced the SEC championship to Alabama final season.

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The Bulldogs even have produced 49 NFL draft picks up to now 5 years, greater than any within the nation.

The group is on monitor to be the preseason No. 1 team getting into the 2024 season.

Athletic director Josh Brooks pointed to Sensible’s success on the sector as justification for his increase.

“I am positive you’ll agree with me that his management of our program has been large. This new contract is well-deserved,” Brooks mentioned in a video convention.

Brooks on Thursday additionally acquired a increase of $1.275 million yearly and a contract extension by means of 2030.

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