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North Carolina extends Mack Brown through 2025

North Carolina has extended Mack Brown through the 2025 campaign, the program announced Monday.

The extension is equal to the one UNC gave him after the 2019 campaign -- one that kicks his contract out another year without a change to the terms. He'll continue to make $3.5 million per year, plus incentives.

The extension will also place Brown's entire coaching staff under 3-year deals. Wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway has been named assistant head coach, and newly-hired running backs coach Larry Porter has been named assistant special teams coordinator.

"We're proud of what our football program has accomplished over the last two seasons. Carolina Football is on a great trajectory, and much of that can be credited to our coaches,'' AD Bubba Cunningham said. "We've worked hard to build continuity with this staff, and we're seeing the benefits of that on the field, in recruiting, and in the community. We are excited to watch this talented coaching staff continue to lead this program forward."

Brown is 15-10 in his return to Chapel Hill. After inheriting a 2-9 team, Brown led UNC to a 7-6 mark in 2019 and an 8-4 finish with the program's first Orange Bowl appearance plus a No. 18 final AP ranking in 2020.

"I want to express my gratitude to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Bubba and the Athletics Department for understanding the importance of having stability within our coaching staff," Brown said. "We said, because Sally and I love UNC and Chapel Hill so much, this is the only place we'll coach, and we plan on doing that as long has we're having fun, impacting the young men in our program, and giving Carolina football the best chance to win. We also wanted to ensure that our coaching staff's compensation is consistent with our competitors, so we can achieve the stability we believe helps in developing a consistent winner. We're receiving great support for our football program, which has made our staff one of the most stable in the nation."

The extension keeps Brown under contract through his 74th birthday.

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