Report: South Carolina Coach Shane Beamer More Than Doubling Salary With Massive Raise

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer could be getting about a $4 million raise after finishing the 2022 season with two significant upsets.

Beamer is expected to leap from $2.7 million a year to $6.5 a year, ESPN's Chris Low has reported. And that is after only an 8-5 season, which included a 4-4 Southeastern Conference finish for third and a tie for fifth overall.

But Beamer, 45, inherited a 2-8 program after the 2020 season and led a Gamecocks' resurgence. South Carolina was also 4-8 in 2019 under Will Muschamp. The Gamecocks finished 7-6 with a 3-5 SEC mark in 2021.

The Gamecocks have made significant strides on the recruiting trail and by utilizing the transfer portal, while Beamer has solidified himself as one of the rising young coaches in the SEC.

South Carolina Looked Done At Florida, but bounced back

Things did not look great for Beamer and company midway through this season, though. South Carolina stood at 6-4 and 3-4 after a 38-6 loss at mediocre Florida, which finished 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the East.

Beamer regrouped the Gamecocks to knock off No. 5 Tennessee, 63-38, and No. 8 Clemson, 31-30, knocking both out of the College Football Playoff. South Carolina finished the season with a 45-38 loss to Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.

In a short time, Beamer has revitalized a fan base yearning to be competitive in the top conference in college football. It's clear the South Carolina brass is putting a major investment in him that ideally will pay off in a big way.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.