Basketball · Football

Mike White and Jim McElwain earn contract extension, raise

The University of Florida is unlikely to be looking for a new football or basketball coach any time soon.  The school announced that both football head coach Jim McElwain and men’s basketball head coach Mike White agreed to contract extensions on Friday. 

McElwain, who has led Florida to two SEC East titles, earned a one year extension that goes through 2022.  In January, McElwain told a sold out crowd at O’Connell Center that Florida would “kick the door down” and win the SEC Championship after embarrassing losses the last two years to Alabama.  

White has guided Florida basketball to a 48-24 record since taking over after Billy Donovan left for the NBA.  White led Florida to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament this year, and is expected to begin next season as a Top-10 team. White’s contract now extends to the end of the 2023 season.  

Both coaches received pay raises with the extension. 

“Both Coach Mac and Coach White have done a phenomenal job of leading our programs and we look forward to having them lead the Gators for years to come.”

-Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin

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