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UNC, Brown agree to 1-year extension through 2026 season

NCAA Football: Western Carolina at North Carolina

Dec 5, 2020; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Mack Brown on the field before the game at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina has agreed to a one-year contract extension with football coach Mack Brown through the 2026 season.

The school said Wednesday the agreement keeps Brown’s contract length at five years.

The 70-year-old coach has led the Tar Heels to bowl games in each of his first three seasons in his second stint with the program he led to top-10 status in the 1990s. The Hall of Famer ranks second among active coaches with 265 career victories.

Brown is 21-17 in the past three seasons and the Tar Heels’ latest recruiting class ranked No. 9 nationally on 247sports as of midday Wednesday.