According to a report from 247's Panther Talk, head coach Shawn Elliott has signed a contract extension.
The report shares that the extension keeps Elliott at Georgia State through the 2025 season.
Just a few games into the 2020 season, Elliott's Panthers are one of the highest scoring offenses in college football at 44 points per game, and averaging nearly 500 yards of total offense as well.
Before landing the Georgia State job, Elliott was the offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator at South Carolina under Steve Spurrier. When the Head Ball Coach suddenly resigned in 2015, it was Elliott who stepped in to lead the Gamecocks on an interim basis, leading the program to a 1-5 mark in their final six games.
At Georgia State, Elliott inherited a rebuilding project, and immediately turned things around, going 7-5 in his first season, including a bowl win. 2018 saw a slight drop to 2-10 before a rebound to 7-6 in 2019 that started with a 38-30 win over Tennessee to open the year.
The Panthers are off to a 1-2 start this year, with an OT loss to open the year at a tough Louisiana-Lafayette team and a 59-52 shootout loss to Arkansas State last weekend. Their one win came against ECU (49-29) earlier this month and their remainign schedule is favorable with trips to Troy (this weekend), and at Appalachian State and South Alabama, while getting Coastal Carolina, ULM, and Georgia Southern at home.