Details emerge regarding Shane Beamer's contract at South Carolina
Shane Beamer’s contract details at South Carolina are out, according to details released to the media by the Board of Trustees at a meeting on Tuesday.
The new coach will receive a 5-year contract worth $2.75 million per year, and if South Carolina were to fire Beamer before Dec. 31 of 2025 without cause, they’ll be required to pay him 65% of his annual income. Beamer will receive a bonus of $200,000 for an SEC Championship Game appearance, and $250,000 for an SEC Championship win.
Beamer is set to sign his first recruiting class on Wednesday, but has elected to stay with Oklahoma through the end of the regular season as an assistant head coach. The Sooners’ game with West Virginia on Saturday was canceled, but they are set to play Iowa State this week in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Beamer is the son of legendary Virginia Tech coach, Frank Beamer, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he played for his father’s Hokie program. Beamer previously served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at South Carolina during Steve Spurrier’s time in Columbia.
During his first run in Columbia, Beamer was credited with helping recruit many of the star players during the team’s three-year run of 11-win seasons.