North Carolina and head coach Mack Brown agree to 1-year contract extension


North Carolina announced Thursday afternoon that head coach Mack Brown has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the team, keeping Brown under contract through the 2027-28 season. Brown said in a statement: “I appreciate the Board of Ttrustees, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and the athletics department for continuing to invest in our football program and assisting us as we continue our rise in the ACC and on the national landscape. We’ve had a very successful four years across the board and we’re continuing to strive to win all the games, have as much fun as possible, and mentor young men who graduate and are better prepared for life after football. We’ve accomplished a lot and we still have so much room for improvement, so we’re looking forward to attacking this offseason and getting ready to go for the 2023 season.”

Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said: “Mack has reenergized our program in so many ways — from the team camaraderie in the locker room, to the engaged fan base in the stands, to this season’s Coastal Division championship and nine-win finish. We know that under his leadership, our student-athletes will continue to succeed on the field and in the classroom while giving back to the community. We appreciate all he and Sally have done to help build a positive culture around Carolina Football.”

Brown ranks second among active coaches, with 274 wins, including his 6-4 season in 1983 with Appalachian State.  He has a 268-139-1 overall record in 33 seasons as a college coach at the Football Bowl Division level, and also led the teams to a 1-4 record in bowl games since 2019. He led the Tar Heels to a 30-22 record over the last four seasons. who went 9-5 last season for their most wins since 2015.

North Carolina will face South Carolina in their season opener Sept. 2 in Charlotte, N.C.

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