After leading South Carolina to its highest season-ending national ranking in school history, Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier got another big pay raise Thursday. South Carolina trustees approved a raise to $4 million, making Spurrier one of the 10 highest-paid college coaches in the country. The 68-year-old Spurrier also got a contract extension through the 2018 season and other provisions that could tie him to the school well after he retires. Under the new deal, Spurrier would become a special assistant to the university president and athletics director after he retires from coaching. His coaching staff also received pay raises and had their contracts extended through 2015. South Carolina went 11-2 and beat Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl to finish No. 4 in the final poll. Spurrier is the winningest coach in school history at 77-39 and has led South Carolina to three straight 11-2 seasons. "We appreciate the attitude of the Board of Trustees in keeping our salaries competitive with the rest of the SEC," Spurrier said in a statement. "We all hope to coach here many more years and we still have some goals that have not been accomplished yet." "With three straight top 10 finishes, South Carolina is as good as any program in the country," said athletic director Ray Tanner, who led South Carolina to consecutive national championships in baseball before taking over as AD. "The contract raises and extensions for Coach Spurrier and his staff are a reflection of that success and are well-deserved."
Steve Spurrier gets pay raise after leading South Carolina to No. 4 ranking
Sporting News - NCAAF | Jan 16