Georgia Southern agrees to raises for coach Chad Lunsford, assistants

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford has reached an agreement on a contract extension through 2023.

The agreement is pending approval from the board of regents, according to the school.

Lunsford led Georgia Southern to the biggest turnaround in the FBS, from two wins in 2017 to a 10-3 finish in 2018, including a Raycom Media Camellia Bowl win over Eastern Michigan.

Georgia Southern said Lunsford, 10 assistant coaches and some staff members will receive raises and restructured incentive packages. The school said terms will be released when the deal is official.

The Eagles received votes in the final Top 25, a first for the program.