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USC signs off on new contracts for Ray Tanner, football assistants

South Carolina’s Coleman Hutzler breaks down Deebo replacements, challenge to linebackers

South Carolina Gamecocks football linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler goes deep on linebackers, the battle to replace Deebo Samuel and more from spring practice.
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South Carolina Gamecocks football linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler goes deep on linebackers, the battle to replace Deebo Samuel and more from spring practice.

South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner received a two-year contract extension on Monday that will keep him with the Gamecocks until at least the summer of 2024. Tanner, who makes $900,000 annually, previously had a deal that ended in 2022.

The university’s board of trustees unanimously approved the new deal in a meeting Monday.

“I’m very grateful for the support of Dr. Pastides and this board,” Tanner said. “They have accepted me into their inner circle, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue.”

Assistant football coaches Bobby Bentley, Coleman Hutzler, Mike Peterson and Jeff Dillman also received one-year extensions through May 31, 2020. The coaches did not receive raises.

Men’s basketball assistant coaches Chuck Martin ($300,000 annually) and Perry Clark ($265,000 annually) and women’s basketball assistant Lisa Boyer ($300,000 annually) also received one-year contract extensions through 2020. Track coach Curtis Frye ($201,500 annually) received a one-year extension through June 30, 2020.

In December, the board of trustees approved salaries of $1.2 million for defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson, $1 million for offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and $700,000 for quarterbacks coach Dan Werner. Head coach Will Muschamp also got a one-year extension at that time, pushing his deal through the 2024 season. Muschamp was paid $4.2 million in 2018 and receives annual incremental raises to $5.4 million 2024.

In January, offensive line coach Eric Wolford received a raise to $700,000 annually and assistant coaches Thomas Brown (running backs) and John Scott Jr. (defensive line) were added to the staff at annual salaries of $300,000 and $435,000, respectively.

South Carolina 2019 football coaching salaries

Head coach Will Muschamp $4.4 million

Defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson $1.2 million

Offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon $1 million

Quarterbacks coach Dan Werner $700,000

Offensive line coach Eric Wolford $700,000

Linebackers/special teams coach Coleman Hutzler $475,000

Defensive line coach John Scott Jr. $435,000

Strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman $425,000

Tight ends coach Bobby Bentley $400,000

Outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson $300,000

Running backs coach Thomas Brown $300,000

Nickels/SAM linebackers coach Kyle Krantz $125,000

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