South Carolina, Staley agree to extension

By The Sports Network
April 17, 2013 - 6:03pm
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley has received a contract extension through 2019. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley has received a contract extension through 2019. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - South Carolina and head women's basketball coach Dawn Staley have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the school announced Wednesday.

The pact will keep Staley at South Carolina through the 2018-19 season.

"I want to thank Ray Tanner, President (Harris) Pastides and the Board of Trustees for this contract extension," Staley said in a statement. "Our goal is to build a national championship caliber program that represents the University of South Carolina with distinction both on the court and in the classroom. I believe we have set the foundation for that success here and I am excited to a part of building on that for years to come."

Staley led South Carolina to a 25-8 mark last season and a berth in the women's NCAA Tournament, where the