ESPN reported that South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier will be among the nation’s 10 highest-paid coaches after university trustees approved a pay raise to $4 million per year Thursday.
In addition, the contract for the 68-year-old Spurrier was extended by one year through the 2018 season.
“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.”
The agreement also calls for Spurrier, after he quits coaching, to serve as a special assistant to the university’s president and athletic director.
Spurrier made $3.3 million in 2013 as he led the Gamecocks to an 11-2 record, a victory in the Capital One Bowl and a No. 4 ranking in the final poll — the highest in school history. He is the winningest coach in the program’s history with a 77-39 record. MORE…