UNC extends Fedoras contract through 2022

Fedora has led the Tar Heels to a 40-25 record over his five seasons, twice finishing in at least a tie for the ACCs Coastal Division championship

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North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora speaks to the media during the ACC Football Kickoff at Westin Charlotte

Larry Fedora’s name was mentioned in connection with several prominent college football job openings at the end of last season. Thursday, North Carolina took a step toward hanging onto the sixth-year coach by extending his contract through the 2022 season. The new deal will play Fedora $1.78 million initially in salary, expenses and supplemental income and will increase to $2.4 million by its final year. He will also have the opportunity to earn bonuses based on his team’s performance both on the field and in the classroom. “We are pleased that the Board of Trustees has approved the terms of Coach Fedora’s contract, which will allow him to continue our football program’s success into the next decade,” UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. “Under his leadership, our student-athletes are succeeding in the classroom, contributing positively to our community — and competing for championships.” Fedora has led the Tar Heels to a 40-25 record over his five seasons, twice finishing in at least a tie for the ACC’s Coastal Division championship. His best season was in 2015, when UNC won 11 games, went undefeated in league play during the regular season and advanced to its first ACC Championship Game. Last year’s team went 8-5 and had six players selected in the NFL draft, including No. 2 overall selection Mitch Trubisky to the Chicago Bears. Fedora’s 40 wins rank fifth on UNC’s all-time coaching list and his winning percentage of .615 is the second-highest in school history since the ACC began in 1953 “I enjoy coaching at the University of North Carolina and I appreciate the trust Chancellor (Carol) Folt and Bubba Cunningham have shown in the leadership of our program,” Fedora said. “Our staff and players have worked diligently over the last five years to build a program that encompasses all aspects of the student-athlete experience, while simultaneously achieving success on the field.” Here is the breakdown of Fedora’s salary and other compensation under his new contract:YearAnnual salaryExpense allowanceSupplemental compensation2017$460,000$50,000$1,780,0002018$525,000$50,000$2,000,0002019$600,000$50,000$2,300,0002020$600,000$50,000$2,400,0002021$600,000$50,000$2,400,0002022$600,000$50,000$2,400,00Here are the potential bonuses the coach can also earn:Event BonusEventBonusCoastal Division championship $100,000ACC championship$100,000New Year’s Six Bowl$100,000Any other bowl$50,000CFB Playoff appearance$200,000CFB championship game$200,000CFB championship$200,000ACC Coach of the Year$25,000National Coach of the Year$25,000APR equals or exceeds 960$50,000