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Steve Spurrier Gets Pay Raise, Dawn Staley Gets Extension

5:10 PM, Apr 15, 2011   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier is getting a big raise the next three seaons, and women's basketball coach Dawn Staley will get an extension that will keep her in Columbia for several years to come.

The Executive Committee of the USC Board of Trustees approved the contract amendments Friday afternoon.

The change did not affect the length of Spurrier's contract, but did change his annual compensation. He will now receive a guaranteed salary of $2.8 million in 2011, $2.875 million in 2012, and $2.950 million in 2013.

Spurrier made roughly $2 million in 2010.

Last year, Spurrier led the Gamecocks to a 9-5 record and their first-ever appearance in the SEC Championship game. Overall, he's 44-33 since taking over in 2004 and has not had a losing season in his six seasons with the Gamecocks.

Spurrier originally signed a seven-year contract that ran through the 2011 season. It was extended for one year in 2006 and again for one year in 2009.

Staley's contract was extended for three years through the 2015-2016 season. The team has improved its win total in each season she has coached the squad.

South Carolina finished 18-15 in 2010-2011 and advanced to the second round of the Women's NIT.  

"Our football and women's basketball programs are both moving in the right direction under the leadership of Coach Spurrier and Coach Staley," said Athletics Director Eric Hyman in a written statement. "They are both committed to taking their respective programs to the highest level and win championships. We are committed to providing them with the resources they need to be successful here. The future of both programs is exceptionally bright and we want to recognize the jobs that they are doing at the University of South Carolina."


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