Josh Kendall

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

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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