Florida coach McElwain agrees to contract extension

Sports Xchange

June 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm.

Florida football coach Jim McElwain had his contract reworked, the school announced Friday.

McElwain’s deal now runs through the 2022 season. His contract is worth $26.9 million over the next six seasons.

His average salary of $4.48 million ranks fifth among SEC coaches.

McElwain has led the Gators to a 19-8 record in his two seasons as coach. Florida has reached the SEC title game both seasons and lost both times.

McElwain will receive a $250,000 bonus for reaching the College Football Playoff semifinals, $300,000 for advancing to the title game and $400,000 for winning a national championship.

Florida also extended the deal of basketball coach Mike White through 2023 on Friday.