Wednesday , Mar , 28 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Georgia hands Felton contract extension through 2011

Athens, GA (Sports Network) – The University of Georgia gave men’s basketball
coach Dennis Felton a two-year contract extension through 2011 on Wednesday.

Felton’s clubs have steadily improved during his three seasons in Athens,
growing from an 8-20 Southeastern Conference doormat to a respectable 15-15
and finally a 19-14 record in 2006-07 that included eight conference

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

Along with the extension, Felton was given a $50,000 raise to total annual
compensation of $760,000.

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