The Falcons have reached agreement with coach Mike Smith for a three-year contract extension.
“When we hired Mike Smith in 2008, we believed we had found the total package: a head coach with strong leadership skills and experience and the track record to back it up, and a man of high character and integrity,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. “In his three seasons with us, Coach Smith has demonstrated all of these characteristics, and then some.
“We are pleased to extend Smitty’s contract, and we are very proud of the way he represents the Falcons through his coaching of our players, in supporting our club’s business goals, and through his caring for our fans and the community.”
Smith, the 14th coach in Falcons history, had had three consecutive winning seasons, a first in club history. His record is 33-15.
“I am looking forward to continuing to build upon the solid foundation we have in place within our organization and on our football team,” Smith said. “I’d like to personally thank both Arthur and [general manager] Thomas Dimitroff for their outstanding support and guidance. We are going to continue to work as hard as we can to bring a championship to Falcons fans and to the city of Atlanta.”