University South Carolina Dawn Staley Gets A Big New Contract

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved today a new contract for women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley, which will make her the highest paid African-American head coach in her sport and one of the highest paid women’s basketball coaches in the country. The seven-year, $22.4 million dollar deal secures Staley’s partnership with the University through the 2027-28 season and reflects the University’s long-term commitment to the sustained success of the program that she built over the last 13 seasons.