South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer will be rewarded after leading the fighting cocks to an 8-5 record in 2022.
Beamer received a raise of nearly $4 million per season and his contract was extended through 2027, according to ESPN.
beamer, the lowest paid coach in the SEC last season, he’ll go from making $2.75 million a season to about $6.5 million a year with the new contract.
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The deal was approved on Friday at a board meeting, according to the report.
Beamer took over the South Carolina program in 2021, a year after the Gamecocks went 2-8 and fired head coach Will Muschamp.
In his first season at Columbia, Beamer led South Carolina to a 7-6 record and his first bowling alley appearance since 2018.
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In 2022, Beamer acquired former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler via the transfer portal, who passed for 3,012 yards in 13 games.
Beamer and Rattler defeated three top 25 teams, including No.5 Tennessee at home. The Gamecocks scored 63 points against the Vols, knocking Tennessee out of the college football playoff picture.
More importantly, Beamer was able to end a seven-game losing streak a week later to in-state rival Clemson.
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South Carolina knocked down No. 8 Clemson on the road, 31-30, and finished the regular season ranked 19th in the country.
The South Carolina job is Beamer’s first as a head coach after the 45-year-old spent 21 years as an assistant coach at seven different FBS schools.