Mainieri received a four-year extension that will run through 2024
By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
The details of the contract extension Paul Mainieri received from LSU amid rumor flirtations with Texas earlier this summer have been revealed.
Spoiler alert: There’s a new college baseball coach joining the millionaire club.
LSU gave Mainieri a four-year extension that runs through 2024 and will pay the coach $1.125 million in annual salary, according to the Board of Supervisors agenda released Friday. The extension is expected to be approved when the board meets next Friday, Sept. 9.
According to his previous contract, Mainieri earned $750,000 in guaranteed annual compensation, making the raise worth $375,000 per year. Under the new deal, he’ll earn a $100,000 bonus at the completion of each season he remains with the program.
Mainieri finished his 10th season as LSU’s head coach this spring. He captured the program’s sixth national title back in 2009 and has taken the Tigers to Omaha four times during his decade at the helm.
With this raise, he’ll rank among the highest-paid coaches in college baseball. Mainieri was one of several high-profile college coaches linked to the Texas vacancy eventually filled by Tulane’s David Pierce.