Georgia Southern and Chad Lunsford have agreed, in principle, to a re-worked contract that keeps the head football coach in Statesboro until 2023.
Pending approval from the Board of Regents, Lunsford will receive a one-year extension to his deal and a pay raise.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity and this platform at Georgia Southern,” Lunsford said in a press release from the athletic department. “God has blessed my family and I’m honored to represent Georgia Southern University. Being the head football coach at Georgia Southern is something that I don’t take lightly and look forward to continuing to work to help our team and university go from good to great. It’s a dream to work with a program that has so much tradition and a fan base with so much passion. Tippy and I are so thankful to President Nickel and Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein for believing in the direction we are moving with this football program and we are so thankful for this contract extension. I’m so fortunate to have a great staff and awesome players around me and I can’t wait to work with them for years to come. Hail Southern and No Place Else!”
The Eagles finished the 2018 season with a dramatic win in the Camellia Bowl, capping off a memorable 10-3 year and earning votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll.
According to the athletic department, financial terms of the agreement will be made public upon approval from the Board of Regents.