Fedora Receives Contract Extenstion
Just a few hour ago, it was announced that that the Heels have extended head coach Larry Fedora’s contract through 2022. Fedora will earn $1.78 M next season and will increase his salary every year until 2020, where he will make $2.4 M each year until his contract ends in 2022.
Fedora is 40–25 over his five years in Chapel Hill. Over the past two seasons, Fedora has led the Heels to a 19–8 record, one of the best records in the FBS over that time. A 13–3 ACC record for Fedora over the last two seasons is second best in the ACC over that time, only trailing Clemson HC Dabo Swinney. That conference record ranks sixth nationally during that time.
On the recruiting trail, Fedora is beginning to gain steam built on the shoulders of the 2015 season. Fedora has done well recruiting the home state, especially of the past two seasons, keeping prospects like Chazz Surratt, Jonah Melton and Jake Lawler at home. In the 2018 class, Fedora has already locked up in-state prospects Payton Wilson, Dyami Brown and Avery Jones. Fedora has also recruited the states of Georgia and Florida extremely well during his time in Chapel Hill. In his six classes, 31.3% of the Heels prospects have come from those two states.
The extension also means that AD Bubba Cunningham is reupping his commitment to Fedora and telling critics that his chair is no where near hot.