USC board approves new contracts for football coaches
MOUNT PLEASANT — The College of Charleston softball team knocked off No. 7 Tennessee, 3-1, at Patriots Point behind a complete game from sophomore pitcher Hope Klicker and late RBIs by freshmen Chandler Frisbie and Rebecca Mueller.
The Cougars (7-3) battled from behind with fifth- and sixth-inning rallies to win their seventh straight.
After surrendering a first-inning run, Klicker held the Vols (14-3) to just three hits and no runs the rest of the way. She ended the game with six strikeouts.
The South Carolina Board of Trustees approved contracts for assistant football coaches in the athletics department.
The Board approved two-year contracts for football assistant coaches Deke Adams, Kirk Botkin, Grady Brown, Shawn Elliott, G.A. Mangus, Joe Robinson, Everette Sands and Steve Spurrier Jr. All are signed through the 2014 season.
Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward was given a three-year contract and is signed through the 2015 season.
Head coach Steve Spurrier was given a two-year contract extension in December 2012 by the Board. His current contract runs through December 2017.
“Coach Spurrier and his staff have propelled us into a top 10 program, and we appreciate what they have done at Carolina,” said athletic director Ray Tanner.
“Our coaching staff is among the best in the country, and their new contracts compensate them accordingly.”
“Whenever you have an outstanding season as we have had each of the past two years, it’s important to reward the coaches with two-year contracts. Hopefully, we can continue that success in the coming years,” said coach Spurrier.