Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - South Carolina and head women's basketball
coach Dawn Staley have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the school
The pact will keep Staley at South Carolina through the 2018-19 season.
"I want to thank Ray Tanner, President (Harris) Pastides and the Board of
Trustees for this contract extension," Staley said in a statement. "Our goal
is to build a national championship caliber program that represents the
University of South Carolina with distinction both on the court and in the
classroom. I believe we have set the foundation for that success here and I am
excited to a part of building on that for years to come."
Staley led South Carolina to a 25-8 mark last season and a berth in the
women's NCAA Tournament, where the Gamecocks fell to Kansas in the second
Staley took over at South Carolina in 2008 and owns a 92-66 record in her five
seasons, including back-to-back 25-win campaigns after managing just 10 wins
in her first season.
Before joining the Gamecocks, the Philadelphia native spent eight seasons at
Temple and led the Owls to a record of 172-80. She guided the school to six
NCAA Tournament appearances and four Atlantic 10 Tournament titles.
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