North Carolina rewarded head coach Mack Brown with a contract extension that takes his deal through January 2028.
The Tar Heels won nine games in 2022 and went 6-0 in true road games to claim the ACC Coastal Division title.
“Mack has re-energized 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,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham said. “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.”
USA Today reported Brown’s annual salary is $5.1 million.
Brown, who turns 72 in August, has 274 career victories, second-highest among active coaches, and ranks eighth on the FBS all-time list in wins.
A two-time coach of the year, Brown is one of five active head coaches to win a national title (2005 at Texas). He’s in his second stint with the Tar Heels, having also led Carolina from 1988-1997.
“I appreciate the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Guskiewicz, 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,” Brown said. “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.”
North Carolina was 8-4 in 2020 and ended the season at the Orange Bowl.
Brown pulled in a 2022 recruiting class that ranked eighth nationally and quarterback Drake Maye returns for the 2023 season as a leading Heisman Trophy candidate.