After winning the ACC Coastal Division for the second time in three seasons, and knocking off rival Georgia on Saturday in dramatic fashion, Georgia Tech is coming through for a contract extension for head coach Paul Johnson.
Johnson has the Yellow Jackets sitting at 10-2 so far this season, heading into their ACC title showdown with Florida State.
“We’re exchanging numbers right now and we’re actually in discussion for an extension.” Johnson’s agent Jack Reale told The Atlanta Journal Constitution earlier today, noting that he “didn’t want to characterize anything further than that”
Johnsons is entering the final two years on his current contract, and has compiled a record of 58-34 over the past seven seasons leading the Yellow Jacket program. In that seven-year span, Johnson has won the ACC title once, and has never finished lower than third in the conference race.
Johnson has also lead the team to six straight bowl games, with this year marking their seventh trip. Their only victory during that span came in the 2012 Sun Bowl over USC.
Johnson’s current salary sits just under $2.6 million, making him the fifth highest paid coach in the ACC.