After one of its most successful seasons across the athletic department, the University of South Carolina has extended athletic director Ray Tanner’s contract for three years, the school announced.
South Carolina's women's basketball program captured its first ever national championship at the beginning of April, while the men's team reached its first ever Final Four.
The Gamecocks currently rank 14th in the NACDA Learfield Directors’ Cup Division I standings, the school’s highest mark ever after the winter sports season. The Directors’ Cup is awarded annually to the school that accumulates the most points during the academic year, earned from all championship events.
South Carolina was also only one of five schools to rank in the top 25 in attendance for football and men’s and women’s basketball, while also being the only school to average more than 10,000 fans for both basketball programs.
The new contract will see Tanner’s control over the athletic department extend through the 2021-22 academic year, after having already served five years.
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