WOMENS BASKETBALL

Georgia womens basketball head coach Joni Taylor exended through 2027

Georgia has extended women's basketball coach Joni Taylor's contract three years and given her a boost in pay that brings her annual compensation to $750,000.

The new deal now runs through April 30, 2024.

It comes after a season in which Taylor guided her team to a 26-7 record - the program's best since 2006-07 - finished tied for second in the SEC standings, reached the NCAA tournament second round and finished No. 19 in the coaches' poll.

"We believe Joni has done an exceptional job leading our program," athletic director Greg McGarity said Thursday. "We're proud of what she's doing, proud of the way she represents us. She's done a tremendous job in the community in terms of a wonderful example for our young women to follow. We couldn't be more proud of the job Joni's done and we feel like these adjustments were a reward for her outstanding work."

Taylor has two NCAA tournament trips in her three Georgia seasons.

"Being the head coach at the University of Georgia is one of the greatest blessings of my life," Taylor said through UGA "The relationships we have made here in the Athens community are very special to us, and I cannot put into words how much that means to our family."

Georgia athletics press release

April 1, 2021




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