Maryland athletic director Damon Evans signed a contract extension in January 2022 that will keep him in College Park until 2027. The deal, which was not announced at the time, was first reported Tuesday by Inside Maryland Sports.

Evans was named interim athletic director in 2017 and had the interim tag removed in 2018. His original contract was slated to expire in June.

The new contract includes a raise. Evans’ previous contract had a $600,000 base salary and $120,000 supplemental income. His new deal increases the base salary to $725,000.

The defining moves of his tenure have been the hires of current football coach Michael Locksley and men’s basketball coach Kevin Willard.

[Maryland softball needs a jolt. Lauren Karn might be it.]

The first move has paid off. Football has won three straight bowl games and Locksley’s earned multiple extensions. The second started promisingly — men’s basketball made the tournament in Willard’s first year — but looks less impressive after what has been disappointing 2023-24 campaign.

Evans also hired Lauren Karn and Matt Swope as the Terps’ new softball and baseball coaches respectively. Evans has also overseen the building of new facilities for both basketball programs, baseball, field hockey and women’s lacrosse.

Maryland, under Evans, integrated pre-existing NIL collectives for specific sports into the One Maryland Collective.

Evans was Georgia’s athletic director from 2004 until 2010. He resigned after being charged with a DUI. He joined Maryland in 2014 and served as its senior associate athletic director before becoming interim athletic director to replace Kevin Anderson, who resigned in 2018.