Tanner earns bonus for national championship
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:25:42 GMT —
A national championship isn't the only thing South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner has earned this postseason.
Tanner qualified for $130,000 in bonuses because of the Gamecocks' College World Series championship. South Carolina wrapped up the title Tuesday night with a 2-1, 11-inning victory over UCLA in Omaha, Neb.
The win brought Tanner a $50,000 bonus from the university and $25,000 from equipment maker Easton. Tanner also received school bonuses of $10,000 each for reaching the NCAA tournament, winning the regional and super regional and advancing to the CWS final series. Those milestones also generated $15,000 in bonuses from Easton.
Tanner's contract runs through the 2013 season. He's guaranteed about $370,000 a year with another $120,000 coming from equipment contracts.