The LSU Board of Supervisors rubberstamped Friday new contracts or extensions for four Tigers’ head coaches and four assistants covering five sports.
Here’s what the board did:
Football: Offensive line coach Brad Davis, who was hired in early June within days of replacing James Cregg who was fired, had his three-year $2.49 million contract approved. He’ll make $810,000 in his first year, $830,000 in his second year, and $850,000 in his final year through March 31, 2024. Davis made $650,000 at Arkansas last year. He became the third-highest paid assistant coach on LSU’s staff behind defensive coordinator Daronte Jones and offensive coordinator Jake Peetz.
Baseball: Approved contracts for new head coach Jay Johnson, pitching coach Jason Kelly and recruiting coordinator Dan Fitzgerald.
Johnson has a five-year with starting salary of $1.2 million in the first season with annual raises of $50,000 until his contracts ends in 2026. Fitzgerald and Kelly each have three-year contracts with annual salaries of $300,000.
Women’s basketball: New head coach Kim Mulkey’s eight-year contract has a starting salary of $2.5 million the first year with annual raises that put her at $3.3 million when her contracts end in 2029.
Mulkey will make about $2.5 million in the first year of her deal at LSU. Her salary will then increase incrementally until it reaches about $3.3 million at the end of her eight-year contract in 2029.
Also, women’s basketball associate head coach Sytia Messer had her contract approved. Details were not available.
Softball: Head coach Beth Torina signed a four-year extension through 2026, immediately raising her salary from $410,000 last season to $430,000 through 2024, then maxing out at $455,000 in the final two years of the contract, She also maintains a program longevity clause that pays her $50,000 every year she remains the head coach
Women’s golf: Fourth-year head coach Garrett Runion received a one-year extension through the 2024 season. He immediately received a $40,000 raise to $185,000 per year. His base salary is set to increase by $10,000 increments over the final two years of his deal.