Florida head coach Dan Mullen is greeted by Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey, right, as he takes the stage during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Florida Gator Head Coaches Receive Contract Extensions

Florida head coaches Dan Mullen, Cam Newbauer, and Mike White will stay contracted with the Gators for the foreseeable future. Mullen and White extended their contracts through the 2027. While, Newbauer will remain at the head of Florida women’s basketball program until 2025.

Florida Football with Mullen

The former National Champion winning offensive coordinator received a warm welcome from Gator fans when he took over as head coach in 2018. During his three seasons as head coach with the Gators, Mullen holds a 29-9 overall record.

Florida head coach Dan Mullen, right, holds up the trophy as he stands with running back Lamical Perine, left, after the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Virginia, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida won 36-28. Perine was named the MVP. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Gators appeared in three consecutive bowl games under Mullen’s reign. Florida defeated Michigan, 41-15, in the 2018 Peach Bowl in Mullen’s first year. They followed up with a 2019 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia. In 2020, the Gators appeared in the Cotton Bowl suffering a 55-20 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.

Mullen’s contract will keep him with Florida until January 2027. Mullen will receive $7.6 million annually. Coach Mullen had this to say on his contract extension:

“We are very excited about the future of the Florida football program, and this agreement allows us to continue to build on the success we have enjoyed on and off the field, Mullen said. We want to thank the UAA Board, President Fuchs, Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin, and the entire University of Florida community for their support.”

Newbauer Impact on Florida Women’s Basketball

Coach Newbauer earned a contract extension through 2025 earning $500,000 per year.

Florida head coach Cam Newbauer speaks during the Southeastern Conference women’s NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Newbauer recently completed his fourth season as head coach of Florida women’s basketball. Overall, the Gators have gone 46-71 under Newbauer since taking over in 2017. This past season, the Gators secured their first postseason victory since 2014 with a 66-65 victory over Charlotte in the WNIT.

Since taking over, Newbauer has placed an emphasis on the establishing the “We Over Me” culture. This extends to on court ball movement and working to impact the Gainesville community.

Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin commented on coach Newbauer’s time with Florida.

“Cam is building his program the right way and making steady progress. It’s important that he have the time needed to continue that progress.”

Gator Men’s Basketball under Coach White

Head basketball coach, White, earned a two-year contract extension that will last until the end of the 2026-2027 season. White will earn $3.2 million a year after the 2021-2022 season.

Florida head coach Mike White embraces Tre Mann after they defeated Virginia Tech in a college basketball
game in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, March 19, 2021. Florida defeated Virginia 75-70. (Brett Wilhelm/Pool Photo via AP)

During his six seasons with the Gators, White is 108-65 overall. In his second season with the Gators, White made his most notable post season run. The Gators advanced to the Elite Eight in the 2016-2017 season.

Coach White followed up with three more NCAA Tournament appearances the following seasons. The Gators were scheduled to appear in the 2020 NCAA Tournament that was cancelled due to COVID-19. However, Florida fell in the Round of 32 each of the past three seasons.

Stricklin noted this on coach White’s potential with Florida.

“Though he’s still relatively young by coaching standards, Mike has already established himself as a successful head coach. Because of his work ethic, intelligence and competitiveness his career has such a high ceiling, and it’s going to be fun watching what his Gator teams accomplish for years to come.”

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