Georgia AD Greg McGarity given 1-year contract extension

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has been given a one-year contract extension.

The announcement came in a rare online video spring meeting of the University of Georgia athletic association's board of directors on Thursday.

The 65-year-old McGarity was named Georgia's AD in 2010. His extension came in a unanimous vote.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 28: Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity looks on before a game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Georgia defeated Florida 42-7. (Photo by Joe

UGA President Jere W. Morehead said he was grateful McGarity agreed to serve another year "particularly now, with all that we're going through -- in this country and in intercollegiate athletics -- with all the challenges that we've faced, Greg's experience and having that continuity is really good for UGA at this time. So I appreciate his willingness to serve."

The board also approved a budget of $149.4 million for 2021. McGarity said the budget includes contingency plans which could be affected by such factors as the number of fans allowed to attend football games during the coronavirus pandemic.