South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer to receive huge raise

Beamer set for a raise as head coach of South Carolina.
South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer is set for a raise after two successful seasons as...
South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer is set for a raise after two successful seasons as Gamecocks head coach. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)(Jacob Kupferman | AP)
Published: Jan. 6, 2023 at 4:38 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - University of South Carolina head football coach Shane Beamer is set to make more than double his salary after a highly successful season.

The Gamecocks defeated two top-10 teams this past season with wins over Tennessee and Clemson. According to a report by ESPN, Beamer will go from earning $2.75 million annually to approximately $6.5 million per season for the entirety of his contract which expires on Dec 31, 2027.

According to officials, Beamer has major contact incentives if the Gamecocks perform well; he would get an additional $330,000 to make the playoffs, an additional $550,000 to advance to the quarter-rounds of the playoffs, $1,000,000 for making the championship game, and $1.25 million for winning the championship game.

In his first year at the school, the Gamecocks went 7-6 and defeated North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. This past season, the Gamecocks fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Gator Bowl, ending 2022 8-5.

The school’s board of trustees met virtually on Friday to cement the new contract for Beamer.

Beamer is 15-11 in his two seasons at South Carolina.

Additionally, the board has also approved raises for Beamer’s assistant coaching staff.

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