Dawn Staley defends South Carolina coach Shane Beamer after backlash

Dawn Staley expressed her support for South Carolina soccer coach Shane Beamer on Monday after he apologized for yelling at athletes to get off the field during a game on Saturday.

The Gamecock women’s basketball coach and former 5-time WNBA All-Star posted on twitter to say what a positive presence Beamer has been since joining the school in December 2020.

“We know you’ve done nothing but support our programs since the day you became the head coach of @GamecockFB!” she wrote. “All hands on deck to get a win on Saturday!”

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