LSU coaching staff salaries are more than $17.5 million a year. The assistant coaches' salaries range from $830,000 to $2 million in 2023.
The head coach of LSU Brian Kelly is currently earning around $9.2 million in 2023.
Kelly's one of the assistants Matt House who is a defensive co-ordinator joined the team in 2022 for a three-year deal worth $5.7 million. As per the contract, $1.8 million in the first year, $1.9 million in the second year, and $2 million in the third year. Along with some bonus packages.
Likewise, another assistant coach Mike Denbrock who serves as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach also signed a 3-year deal with the team for $4.2 million.
The deal included around $1.3 million in the first year, $1.4 million in the second, and $1.5 million in the last year of his contract.
Both House as well as Denbrock have a bonus package that includes them earning fifteen thousand dollars each if their team LSU Tigers football qualifies for the Bowl Game and 100,000 dollars each if they win the National championship.
LSU football coach make around $800,000 to $9,000,000 per annum. Some LSU football coach salary is 800,000 dollars while other coaches from the same team can have much higher salary.
The attractive salary packages that the team has provided to coaching staff show that LSU owners are very determined to reach new heights.
LSU Football Head Coach Salary
LSU head football coach salary is $9.2 million in 2023, his second year with the team. Brian Kelly is the current head coach of the Tigers in 2022 for a 10-year contract and a 95 million dollar deal.
Louisiana State University football team will spend around $9 million in the 1st year, almost $9.2 million in the second year, and more than $9.4 million for the rest of his contract period.
He will be given a bonus of 500,000 dollars if the Tigers make it to the bowl game and a similar amount if they go on to win the National Championship.
With his previous club Notre Dame, he used to earn $2.67 million now it has more than tripled.
He became the team's 33rd head coach as he was appointed in place of Ed Orgeron.
Kelly played as a linebacker when he was young for around 4 years for Assumption University (Worcester).
He also worked as the head coach for Grand Valley State Lakers football, Central Michigan Chippewas football, Cincinnati Bearcats football, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football.
He won two NCAA Division II in 2002 and 2003 for the Grand Valley State Lakers football and helped the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team to appearances in the College Football Playoff in 2018 and 2020.
LSU Defensive Coordinators
LSU Defensive Coordinators are listed below:
- Matt House
- Dave Aranda
- John Chavis
- Kevin Steele
House worked as a coach for many teams in different positions. He started his coaching career at Michigan State in 2001 as a Graduate assistant.
In 2003, he joined North Carolina as a Defensive assistant coach and inter-college team GardnerWebb in 2005 as a Defensive line coach.
He also worked for Buffalo, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh, FIU, Kentucky, Kansas City Chiefs, and now at LSU.
Seeing his history as a coach he is a very experienced coach and has worked in different positions as a coach.
He joined the LSU in 2022 for a three-year contract worth $5.7 million.
As per the agreement, $1.8 million in the 1st year, around $1.9 million in the second year, and $2 million in the third and final year. Along with some additional winning packages.
Recently, the team's poor performance in the defense has put Matt House's job under scrutiny.
Dave Aranda used to play Football until High School but stopped playing after he faced difficulties with injury problems. So, he decided to quit playing football early and started pursuing his career as a football coach.
He has worked for numerous football teams such as Redlands, Cal Lutheran, Texas Tech, Houston, Delta State, Southern Utah, Hawaii, Utah State, Wisconsin, LSU, and now at Baylor University.
He is now the head coach of Baylor University and prior to being the head coach, he was at Louisiana State University as a Defensive Coordinator.
Johnny Chavis who is commonly known as the chief is the current defensive coordinator as well as line backers coach of the USFL team Birmingham Stallions.
As a player, he played for Tennessee as a Nose tackler from 1976–1978.
He started his coaching career in Tennessee Volunteers football as a graduate assistant and went on to coach many teams like Alabama A&M, Alabama State, LSU, Arkansas, and now at Birmingham Stallions.
He joined LSU in 2009 and left in 2014.
Former Linebacker Kevin Steele played for two different teams in his time at college. He initially played for Furman University but moved to Tennessee.
His coaching career started in 1980 as a Graduate Assistant for Tennessee. In 1984 he then got a coaching role as linebacker for New Mexico State.
Since then he has worked for many teams such as Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Carolina Panthers, Baylor, Florida State, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Auburn, Miami, and now at Alabama as defensive co-ordinator.
LSU Offensive Coordinators
LSU Offensive Coordinators are listed below:
- Mike Denbrock
- Jake Peetz
- Steve Ensminger
- Cam Cameron
Mike Denbrock was a tight-end player in his playing days. He played for Grand Valley State University from 1982-1985.
After completing his university, he then started working as a Graduate Assistant for GVS and Michigan State.
He then went on to become Tackle End coach in 1990 for Illinois State and started getting offers from different teams.
The most notable teams that he has coached are Buffalo Destroyers, Stanford, Notre Dame, Washington, Indiana State, and LSU.
He is currently the offensive coordinator and tight end coach of Louisiana State University as he joined them in 2022 and penned a 3-year contract with the team for around $4.2 million.
The contract included around $1.3 million in the 1st year, $1.4 million in the second, and around $1.5 million in the last year of his agreement.
Along with an extra package of bonus if they manage to win titles and achieve the team target.
Jake Peetz was the LSU offensive coordinator before Mike Denbrock. He also worked as an assistant coach for different teams like the Carolina Panthers, Alabama, Oakland, Washington Redskins, and Jaguars.
He has worked under a few different head coaches so far gaining hefty experience from Nick Saban at Alabama, Sean McVay at the LA Rams as well as Washington Redskins, and Jack Del Rio at Jacksonville Jaguars & Oakland Raiders.
The 65-year-old Steve Ensminger is a former American Football player. He played as a quarterback for LSU, New Orleans Saints, Hamilton Tiger Cats, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Steve started his coaching career at LSU as a Graduate Assistant and went on to coach teams like Nicholls State, McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson, Central HS, West Monroe HS, Auburn, Smiths Station HS and returned back at LSU in 2010.
He is still working for Louisiana State University as an analyst.
Cam Cameron is an ex-LSU Tigers football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He went to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he played in the quarterback position.
He started his coaching career with the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA. He then moved to the National Football League, where he served as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers, as well as head coach for the Miami Dolphins.
Cam was the QB coach for the Redskins from 1994 to 1996. He is recognized for directing quarterback G. Frerotte to his one and only Pro Bowl participation in 1997, as well as playing an important role in the growth of Pro Bowl quarterback Trent Green.
Others LSU Football Coaching Staff
Other LSU Football Coaching Staff includes:
|Coaching Staff Name||Role|
|Frank Wilson||Associate Head Coach/Running Backs Coach|
|John Jancek||Defensive Line Coach|
|Kerry Cooks||Safeties Coach|
|Bob Diaco||Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach|
|Brad Davis||Offensive Line Coach|
|Jimmy Lindsey||Defensive Line Coach|
|Cortez Hankton||Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach|
|Joe Sloan||Quarterbacks Coach|
|Robert Steeples||Cornerbacks Coach|
|Jake Flint||Director of Athletic Development|
Frank Wilson is the Associate Head Coach as well as Running Backs Coach of the LSU football team.
Prior to joining LSU as Associate Head Coach, he was the head coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2016 to 2019 and prior to joining the Tigers, he was head coach at McNeese State from 2020 to 2021.
Frank signed a three-year contract with the Tigers in 2022, with a significant pay rise from what he used to earn before. He was signed for a 2.85 million dollar deal.
So, in the first year, his salary was around 900,000 USD per year, around 950,000 USD in the second year, and would make around 1 million USD in his final year with the club.
Moreover, Joe Sloan is another LSU football staff who serves as Quarterbacks Coach and is regarded as one of the most important coaching staff in the team.
LSU offensive line coach is 43-year-old Brad Davis, he served as the interim head coach of the team after the former head coach Ed Orgeron left the club in 2021.