USC’s board of trustees loved Ray Tanner as baseball coach and their admiration and affection for him continue to escalate.
Friday the board approved a two year contract extension and a 50-thousand dollar a year raise.
Tanner’s contract at USC now runs thru 2019 with an annual salary of $725,000.
Tanner is completing his second year as the Gamecocks’ athletics director. Fourteen of the school’s 19 varsity programs qualified for postseason play this academic year.