Georgia signs Felton to two-year extension

Mar 28, 2007 - 11:03 PM ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- The University of Georgia announced on Wednesday that it has extended the contract of basketball coach Dennis Felton through the 2011 season.

The deal adds two years to his current contract and adds an additional $50,000 raise to his salary, bringing his annual income to $760,000.

"Our program has shown steady improvement over the last three years under Dennis and I'm pleased that we have extended his contract," Georgia athletic director Damon Evans said. "We look forward to continuing the rebuilding process of our program under his leadership."

Under Felton's guidance, the program has shown improvement in each of the past three seasons. After going 8-20 with two Southeastern Conference wins in 2004-05, the team improved to 15-15 with five conference victories in 2006-07 and went 19-14 with eight league victories in 2007. Felton is 58-63 in four seasons.

"I'm appreciative of the confidence shown by the athletic administration and athletic board in the progress we have made and the progress we'll continue to make," Felton said. "I'm excited about the future and continuing to build the program into what we all want it to be."

Felton has had previous success in his coaching career, becoming the first coach at Western Kentucky to take teams to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. In five seasons there, Felton was 100-54.

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