Scott Stricklin is staying in Athens for the foreseeable future.

Georgia has just announced that its baseball coach has signed a contract extension that will run through the 2026 season. Before signing this extension, Stricklin’s contract in Athens was set to expire in 2023.

“Coach Stricklin has built a strong program the right way,” Georgia AD Josh Brooks said in a released statement. “His teams play with skill and toughness, which is a direct reflection of his leadership. This year, we’ve continued to improve under difficult circumstances, and I believe in their potential and the future of this program with Coach Stricklin at the helm.”

Under Stricklin’s leadership, the Georgia baseball program has held its own in a league dominated by elite programs.

During the 2019 season, Georgia won a school-record 21 league games and finished the season with 46 wins. The 2020 season was the best yet of the Stricklin era, as the Bulldogs were ranked No. 2 nationally before COVID ended the college baseball season.

This season, Georgia is 21-11 and is coming off a 14-2 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt.

It appears Stricklin and Georgia could not have timed this announcement any better.