September 24, 2018
Sports

Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Signs Contract That Makes Him A Very Rich Man

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart is going to have a ton of money in his bank account after he signed a massive contract extension Thursday.

Rumors and reports were swirling all day, but the number appeared to be firmly pinned down at $49 million over seven years, according to multiple reports.

Georgias Kirby Smart will receive a new seven-year, $49 million contract, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The new deal, which will extend Smart through the 2024 season, is pending approval of the executive committee of the UGA… https://t.co/LbIpyAGBI9

— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) May 3, 2018

7 years. $49 million.

Kirby Smart agrees to new deal with Georgia, becomes the 5th highest paid coach in CFB. pic.twitter.com/rWxdjRplXD

— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 3, 2018

Kirby Smarts new 7-year, $49 million deal ties him for fifth nationally in average annual salary.

— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) May 3, 2018

$8,000: What Kirby Smart made as defensive backs coach at Valdosta State in 2000 (*Job included helping to build the locker room.)

$19,178: What Kirby Smart will make PER DAY, 18 years later, as Georgias head coach. pic.twitter.com/4krJghH5AV

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 3, 2018

Kirby Smart, Salary Progression

2009-10: $360,000

2010-11: $750,000

2011-12: $850,000

2012-13: $950,000

2013-14: $1.15M

2014-15: $1.35M

2015-16: $1.5M

2016-17: $3.75M

2017-18: $3.75M

2018-19: $7M pic.twitter.com/bikm7GCmSN

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 3, 2018

I hate the SEC with a fire in my heart that most people will never understand. I love SEC fans. Theyre great people, but as a rule in life, I cant cheer for SEC teams.

However, Im always happy to see a man get paid a bunch of money doing something he loves. Good for Kirby Smart for having a Brinks money truck back up to his house to unload millions of dollars.

Has there ever been a better time to be a Georgia fan? Theyre clearly the second best team in the SEC, and were a single play away from winning a national championship. Smart is one hell of a great coach, Jake Fromm is an awesome coach and all signs are pointing up.

Not a bad time at all to be a fan down in Athens.

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