Gamecocks' Staley gets contract extension, raise

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley has received a three-year contract extension and a raise after leading the Gamecocks to a second straight NCAA tournament appearance.

The school's Board of Trustees approved a deal that ties Staley to the Gamecocks through 2019. She will receive an increase of $125,000 for a total salary package of $850,000. Her compensation will be increased by $25,000 each year after through the contract's end.

Staley finished her fifth season at South Carolina. The team finished 25-8 and won a school record 11 games in Southeastern Conference play this past year. The Gamecocks fell in the NCAA tournament's second round to Kansas. They reached the round of 16 in 2012.

Earlier this month, Staley was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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