Three Head Coaches Receive Extensions

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) – The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees has approved several contracts for head coaches in the Athletics Department, it was announced today.

The Board of Trustees approved contract extensions for Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach Curtis Frye, Head Equestrian Coach Boo Major and Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach McGee Moody. Each received a four-year extension that takes them through the 2016-17 seasons.

“I am proud of how our athletic teams have competed on the national level and in the Southeastern Conference,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “These contracts are indicative of the commitment that the University has to our coaches in their efforts to compete for championships.”

Frye has been the Gamecocks’ head track & field coach for 17 years. He has coached or overseen over 60 NCAA champions, more than 100 SEC champions and approximately 450 NCAA All-Americans. Earlier this year, he was tapped as one of four coaches to assist with the U.S. World Championship staff at the 14th IAFF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia. A three-time United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) National Coach of the Year, Frye brought South Carolina its first team NCAA championship in any sport when his women's team captured the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championship crown.

Major, who has received state, regional and national recognition as a premier equestrian instructor for over 30 years, just completed her 16th year as head coach of the South Carolina equestrian team. During her tenure, Major has coached the 2005 and 2007 overall National Equestrian Champions, three consecutive Hunter Seat National Champions (2005-2007), and the 2006 VENC Reserve Championship. The 2006-07 Hunter Seat Team went undefeated on its ride to a third consecutive national championship. She was named the SEC Coach of the Year in 2013 after leading the Gamecocks to the first conference title in equestrian.

Moody has mentored the Carolina swimming & diving team for the past six years, steadily improving the programs each year. During his time at Carolina, his swimmers have virtually rewritten the school record books while posting dozens of NCAA qualifying times. His progress has not gone unnoticed, as Moody was recently named to the U.S. men’s swimming coaching staff for the 2013 World University Games.

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