‘All My Love’: Dawn Staley Receives A Letter & Flowers From Beyoncé

Dawn Staley
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 03: Dawn Staley attends NYC Jefferson Awards presented by Multiplying Good at Capitale on March 03, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Multiplying Good)

After winning her third NCAA title, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley was seen on social media proudly flaunting the flowers and letter she received from Beyoncé. Mrs. Carter’s gift came right on time, and fans are living for the uplifting moment.

On April 17, Staley took to X to give a “video thank you” to Beyoncé after the songstress showered her with a massive bouquet of flowers and Cowboy Carter merch. The sweet sentiment came after the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks dominated the 2024 NCAA championships against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

“I am so proud of you. All my love…”

Perched on a chair next to vase of white blooms and a “Cowboy Carter” T-shirt, Staley shared her thank you in a form of a video.

The letter from Beyoncé read, “To Coach Staley and the entire South Carolina Gamecocks, me and my family watch your games and cheered you on through the entire season. I am so proud of you. All my love…”

“Thank you, we appreciate you, we’re honored,” Staley said. “Keep inspiring, we love you.”This win was South Carolina’s third title since Staley’s arrival in 2008. The year before Staley’s arrival, South Carolina averaged 1,800 fans.

Following the sweet win, CBS Morning’s journalist Gayle King interviewed the history-making head coach from Philadelphia. King claimed that “we” were cheering on Iowa and Clark during the game, and Gamecock fans blasted the co-host for souring the moment and undermining wins among Black people.

“Who is WE, Gayle? WE rooting for everyone that’s BLACK & had an UNDEFEATED season. No shade to Clark because she’s a beast, but WE not in this one, Gayle,” one Instagram comment affirmed. Another suggested,

“Gayle should have been canceled. I don’t like her energy for our people. I’m sorry.”.

“Oprah and Gayle are the FEDS. It’s sad. Bey caught it and threw it BACK👸🏽🙌🏽!!!” a fan applauded.

“Gayle speaks for Gayle. And she needs to do less of that. Dawn Staley has been a legend and an icon for over 20 years. Put some respect on her legacy,” another comment wrote.