South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook has received a two-year extension on his contract. The move was approved from the USC board of trustees at its Tuesday meeting.
Holbrook's extends five seasons through the 2019 campaign. His salary remains the same at $400,000 in guaranteed annual pay. He also will be continue to be eligible for up to $170,000 in incentives, which include winning the SEC regular-season title ($15,000), reaching the College World Series ($10,000), and claiming a national championship ($50,000).
"South Carolina is a special place with the best fans in the country, and I am fortunate to work with an incredible staff and a group of great players that continue to represent this university the right way," Holbrook said. "We look forward to getting back out on the field soon and are excited for the upcoming season and the years ahead."
Holbrook, a former North Carolina player and assistant coach, served as an assistant to Ray Tanner at USC for four seasons before his promotion after Tanner became the athletics director in the summer of 2012. He guided the Gamecocks to a 43-20 record and NCAA Super Regional appearance in his first season and a 44-18 mark and NCAA regional appearance this past season.
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South Carolina, which won CWS titles in 2010 and 2011 with Holbrook on staff, has reached the NCAA tournament and won 40 or more games for 15 consecutive seasons.
-- Neil White