Not even midway through his second season, Darrin Horn is getting a raise.
USC has agreed to a new contract with its men's basketball coach, extending his contract and bumping his salary by approximately $300,000, according to several sources.
An amendment to Horn's contract is on the agenda for Monday's meeting of the USC board of trustees. The number of years being added to Horn's contract is uncertain.
Horn is in the second year of a five-year contract he signed after being hired in April of 2008.
Attempts to reach athletics director Eric Hyman on Thursday were unsuccessful.
The board on Monday also is expected to approve a contract extension for football coach Steve Spurrier.
The raise increases Horn's annual salary to $1.1 million but would still leave him in the lower half of the SEC in coaching salary.
The three SEC coaches hired in the offseason all earn more: Kentucky's John Calipari ($3.9 million), Alabama's Anthony Grant ($1.8 million) and Georgia's Mark Fox ($1.3 million).
Horn's new contract would rank him eighth among SEC coaches. Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings, whose deal does not have to be publicly revealed, reportedly earns just under $1 million.
The Gamecocks went 21-10 (10-6 in the SEC) in their first season under Horn after consecutive losing years under coach Dave Odom. The Gamecocks didn't make the NCAA tournament last season and lost to Davidson in the first round of the NIT.
This season started with higher expectations, but the team has been plagued by injuries to starting forwards Dominique Archie and Mike Holmes. The Gamecocks are 6-2 after losses to Clemson and Miami.
Their next game is Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena against Richmond.