This is the second contract extension/change Hunter has received since joining the program for the 2011-12 season. He was named the Sun Belt’s coach of the year after going 25-9 last season. The Panthers were 22-11 in Hunter’s first year, which is when his original contract was extended to 2018, and 15-16 in 2012-13.
“Ron epitomizes what we want in a coach, a leader and a role model for the Georgia State Athletics Department, and he has all the characteristics needed to build a powerhouse program in the Sun Belt Conference,” athletic director Cheryl Levick said in a statement given to the media. “We have made a commitment to each other through 2020 and look forward to many championship celebrations in the coming years.”