Scott Stricklin took over as Florida’s athletic director in 2016 for the retiring Jeremy Foley. It appears that his tenure will extend past the middle of the decade, and he’ll be getting a nice pay raise along with it.

According to the Associated Press, Stricklin agreed to a contract extension in April, which he ultimately signed in July. It extends his tenure through to the fall of 2027.

In addition, Stricklin will now make $1.725 million a year under the new deal. That includes a base salary of $1 million, along with other compensation totaling $725,000.

Per the AP, he is now one of the highest paid ADs in the SEC.

Stricklin has hired the university’s last 2 head football coaches. He hired Dan Mullen from Mississippi State as the 2 worked together previously in Starkville. However, following Mullen’s dismissal, he’s hoping Billy Napier can bring the program back to prominence in the SEC.