Georgia Tech, Johnson agree to 4-year extension through 2020 season

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ATLANTA — Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is celebrating the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a new contract.

Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski announced Saturday it has reached an agreement with Johnson on a four-year contract extension through 2020.

Johnson’s current contract was set to expire after the 2016 season.

The failure to reach a new deal threatened to become a factor in recruiting.

Bobinski said in a statement the extension “reflects our confidence in the solid foundation coach Johnson has built for the future success of our program.”

The No. 11 Yellow Jackets play No. 4 Florida State in the ACC championship game on Saturday night.

Johnson is 58-34 in seven seasons at Georgia Tech. This is the Yellow Jackets’ third ACC championship game appearance under Johnson.

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