South Carolina coach Will Muschamp will take a voluntary pay cut in cost-saving measures taken by the university’s administration.

The change, which will take place beginning July 1 as part of the 2020-21 fiscal year, will save the University of South Carolina more than $1.2 million.

Muschamp is joined by both men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley, as well as athletics director Ray Tanner, in taking a 10-percent reduction of salary for the upcoming athletic year.

“Working in intercollegiate athletics at the University of South Carolina is a tremendous calling for myself and our coaches and staff. I am aware of the difficulties many people in our state and nation are having because of this pandemic, including the staff and students of our great University. These shared voluntary sacrifices will help address the anticipated financial shortfalls at Carolina,” Tanner said via an official school release.

According to the USA Today college football coaching salary database, Muschamp earned $4.4 million during the 2019 season.

A 10-percent reduction of that pay would mean the Gamecocks coach is still slated to make just under $4 million during the 2020 season.

Muschamp owns a 26-25 record through five seasons at South Carolina.

 

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