McElwain, White Ink Gators Contract Extensions

The University of Florida Athletic Association announced Friday that football head coach Jim McElwain and men's basketball head coach Mike White have agreed to contract extensions that will lock both in at Florida through the next six seasons. 

McElwain's new deal is a six-year, $26.9 million pact and will take him through the 2022 season, while White's six-year deal will pay him $16.3 million through 2023. 

McElwain wrapped up his second season with the Gators guiding the team to a 9-4 record in 2016, a second straight SEC East crown and berth in the SEC Championship Game and a win in the Outback Bowl over Iowa.  McElwain is 19-8 win his two UF seasons, including a 13-3 mark in regular-season conference play. 

White took over for Billy Donovan in 2015 and settled for a National Invitational Tournament in his first season.  The Gators head coach was named 2017 SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Gators to a 27-9 mark and deep run into the NCAA Tournament that ending one victory shy of the Final Four. 

His reworked contract is worth $2.7 million per season after he earned just over $1.9 million last season. White is 48-24 in his two UF seasons and 23-13 in league play.

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