Donovan Signs Contract Extension

Gators head coach Billy Donovan signed an extension that will keep him in Gainesville through the 2015-16 season, the University of Florida announced Friday morning. The financial aspects of the extension won't change, meaning Donovan will still earn around $3.5 million each season.

"Billy Donovan has built one of the elite programs in the country at the University of Florida, he and his family have given 16 incredible years to this institution and community," Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley said in a statement. "His accomplishments speak for themselves, but he's also achieved success with integrity, character and loyalty. We're thrilled that he will continue to lead our program for years to come."

Donovan is currently in his 16th season at Florida and has already set school records with 14 consecutive postseason appearances, three trips to the Final Four and back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. Donovan and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke are the only coaches to win consecutive NCAA championships since John Wooden led UCLA to seven straight that ended in 1973.

The milestones have also grown this season. Donovan recorded the 400th victory of his career with a win over Stetson this season. His career record at Florida before Saturday's matchup with Texas A&M is 367-149.


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