UF extends Mullen, White

A trio of UF head coaches have signed contract extensions, according to public records made available by the University Athletic Association on Tuesday.

Football coach Dan Mullen signed a three-year extension in May that will keep him under contract through the 2026 season. Additionally, his pay was increased by about $1.5 million per season. He will make more than $7.6 million each year, which makes him the third-highest paid coach in the SEC behind Alabama’s Nick Saban and LSU’s Ed Orgeron.

“Dan has done a tremendous job in his three seasons at Florida, and we are fortunate to have someone with his obvious talents and head coaching experience leading our football program,” UF athletics director Scott Stricklin said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside him to support his vision for Gators football and our student-athletes for many years.”

Mullen has compiled a 29-9 record in his three seasons roaming the UF sideline. He won the 2020 SEC East championship and has led the Gators to three New Year’s Six bowl games.

Prior to his extension, Mullen had only three years left on his contract, which helped generate rumors that Mullen was looking to make the move to the NFL.

If Mullen ever does decide to leave Florida, it certainly won’t be because of the money.

“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 [Kent] Fuchs, Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin and the entire University of Florida community for their support.”

Additionally, contract information was made available for the first time for four assistant football coaches. Tight ends coach Tim Brewster, who came to UF in February 2020, is set to make $485,000 again this season, which is his final year under contract.

Meanwhile, linebackers coach Christian Robinson was given a raise to $390,000. He made $290,000 last season. He is under contract through the 2022 campaign.

First-year cornerbacks coach Jules Montinar will make $250,000 this season, and he is under contract through the 2022 season.

New safeties coach Wesley McGriff also inked a two-year deal, but he will make $450,000 this year.

Quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee will make $390,000 this year after being promoted from an analyst role.

Men’s basketball head coach Mike White signed a two-year extension that ties him to UF through the end of the 2026-27 season. His salary will remain the same.

White has posted a 123-75 record in six years at Florida and has led the Gators to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Elite Eight in 2017.

“Though he’s still relatively young by coaching standards, Mike has already established himself as a successful head coach,” Stricklin said. “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.”

Finally, women’s basketball head coach Cam Newbauer signed a three-year extension through the 2024-25 season. His salary will also remain the same. He’s gone 46-71 in four years at UF and led his team to a WNIT appearance last season.

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

Ethan was born in Gainesville and has lived in the Starke, Florida, area his entire life. He played basketball for five years and knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when he was in middle school. He’s attended countless Gators athletic events since his early childhood, with baseball being his favorite sport to attend. He’s a proud 2019 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2017 graduate of Santa Fe College. He interned with the University Athletic Association’s communications department for 1 ½ years as a student and has spent the last two football seasons writing for InsideTheGators.com. He is a long-suffering fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Rays. You can follow him on Twitter @ehughes97.