Report: South Carolina to give Steve Spurrier, staff contract extensions, raise
Steve Spurrier and his entire coaching staff will receive contract extensions and raises from the University of South Carolina, sources told The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.
The school’s Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on and approve the measure Thursday morning, according to the report.
Spurrier’s salary is expected to jump from $3.3 million a year to $4 million. Terms of his or his staff’s extensions weren’t available.
Spurrier, 68, led the Gamecocks to their third straight 11-2 season and third straight bowl victory last season. Spurrier is 77-39 in nine seasons at South Carolina and 219-79-2 in 24 college coaching seasons (three at Duke, 12 at Florida).
He received a two-year extension in 2012 that will keep him at South Carolina through 2017, but that didn’t include a salary increase. He received that after the 2011 season, when he went from earning $475,000 a year to $3.3 million, according to The State.
With the raise, Spurrier will go from the 12th-highest paid coach in the country to the ninth, according to the report.