Head Coach Chad Lunsford’s contract re-worked and extended

In his first season as head coach, Chad Lunsford went 10-3 as well as leading the Eagles to a bowl win.

Kaitlin Sells

After a 10-win season football Head Coach Chad Lunsford’s contract has been re-worked and extended through 2023- adding a one-year extension to his previous contract.

Lunsford was named interim head coach with three games left in the 2017 season, following Tyson Summer’s firing after going 5-13 at Georgia Southern. Of those three games Lunsford was able to pull out two wins and was later named head coach.

In the 2018 season Lunsford turned the team around and led the Eagles to a 10-3 season and a bowl game win. The 10-win season was the first for the Eagles since entering the FBS and the bowl win was the second in school history.

From 2-10 to 10-3, it’s no surprise that they extended the contract as Lunsford has done what no one thought was possible.

Along with Lunsford, under this reconstructed contract the 10 assistant coaches and many other support staff members were re-worked to increase salaries and restructure incentive package.

The contract that was negotiated will keep Lunsford in Statesboro until 2023 and is currently pending approval from the Board of Regents.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu