Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz during the second round of the 2021 NCAA men’s tennis championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens on Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

Manuel Diaz is preparing for another school year at Georgia in what will be his 40th season as a men’s tennis coach, 34 as the head coach after six as an assistant.

He’s planning on coaching well beyond that.

Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks and Diaz said the school and Diaz agreed to a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2025 season.

Diaz also got a salary increase of $50,000 to bring his pay to $325,000 annually, according to information obtained in an open records request.

“It’s just a commitment that we want to continue to keep this program moving towards the top,” said Diaz, 68, the SEC’s all-time winningest coach with 726 career victories and four NCAA championships. “That’s been our goal all along. We have continued to improve from about three years ago when we had a little lull. It was great to finish in the top 10 but the work is not done.”

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