South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has been extended through 2027 following a second straight winning season, the university announced Friday. While terms of the new deal weren't released, Beamer is expected to receive a significant raise that will more than double his annual salary from $2.75 million to $6.5 million annually, according to ESPN.
The second-year coach is 15-11 overall and led the Gamecocks to an 8-5 record in 2022, highlighted by back-to-back upset wins over Tennessee (63-38) and Clemson (31-30), both of which were ranked in the top 10 at the time, to finish the season. The victory over the Tigers snapped a seven-game losing streak in the Palmetto Bowl, and South Carolina finished the year at No. 19 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
"Coach Beamer has done a tremendous job as the leader of our football program," South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said. "His passion and desire to excel on and off the field have inspired our student athletes and our great fanbase. I am very excited about the synergy and trajectory of our football program. He knows what a high-quality football program should encompass. I am delighted that he is our football coach."