On October 15, Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Team head coach Dawn Staley became the highest-paid Black head coach for women’s basketball after earning a $22 million contract.
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a new contract that will make Staley the highest-paid Black coach in her sport and one of the highest-paid women’s basketball coaches in the United States.
WISTV reported that the contract has been set at a seven-year length for $22.4 million and will last through the 2027-28 season, according to officials.
Staley has been head coach of the Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Team since the late spring of 2008. She is part of three programs that play in at least three of the last six NCAA Final Fours. She was also the champion of the 2017 NCAA Championship.
South Carolina has approved a 7-year, $22.4 million contract for WBB Coach Dawn Staley ✍️
She becomes the highest paid Black head coach in women’s basketball.
Staley also joins UConn’s Geno Auriemma as the highest paid WBB coaches in the country.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) October 15, 2021