News broke Saturday morning that, after receiving an offer earlier in the week, head coach Paul Johnson agreed to a four-year contract extension. His current contract was set to expire after the 2016 season, meaning his newly-amended contract will take him through the 2020 season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed beyond the length of the deal.
The extension comes on the heels of a 10-2 regular season that included an ACC Coastal Division Championship, and on the morning of the ACC Championship Game. The Jackets will take on the Atlantic Division Champions and undefeated reigning national champions, the #4 Florida State Seminoles.
Athletic Director Mike Bobinski commented on the deal, saying, "I'm pleased to announce an extension of Paul Johnson's contract. 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."
Coach Johnson is 58-34 in seven seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech, and is appearing in his third ACC Championship Game in seven seasons. Earlier this week, Johnson was named the 2014 ACC Coach of the Year - his third ACC COY honor as Tech head coach (2008, 2009).