Nikki Fargas three-year extension, D-D Breaux pay raise set for approval at Friday’s LSU Board meeting

The first meeting of LSU’s new-look board of supervisors will sport plenty of impact for Tiger athletics, as several head coaches – including Nikki Fargas and D-D Breaux – are set for changes to their contracts.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva will recommend Fargas, LSU’s women’s basketball coach, receive a three-year contract extension and Breaux, LSU’s gymnastics coach, receive a 47 percent pay increase from $275,000 to $405,000 annually and an additional year’s extension, per the meeting’s agenda.

Other contract changes on the docket include: a two-year extension and raise for beach volleyball coach Russell Brock; a two-year extension and raise for director of golf Chuck Winstead; a new contract for women’s golf head coach Garrett Runion; and three-year extensions for women’s tennis co-head coaches Julia and Michael Sell.

Fargas’ new deal includes a buyout of $200,000 per year remaining on her contract, down from her previous deal, which included a buyout of $250,000 per remaining year.

Basketball assistant Greg Heiar is also set for a contract extension from 2019 to 2020, with a pay hike to $350,000, an increase of $50,000 on his previous annual deal.

Tradition Fund Changes

LSU’s board will also vote on changes to the Tradition Fund, the annual fee paid by some season ticket holders. These changes include reductions in the fund for two 600 level areas of Tiger Stadium, reduction in parking prices for two lots, and establishes prices for Skyline Club seating, which will cost $425 per season ticket.

“While reducing ticket, parking, and Tradition Fund prices in some areas as necessary may reduce income, it is anticipated that these price reductions will generate an increase in sales to offset the reduction of prices,” the agenda states.

Lots 407 and 411 will see prices decrease from $400 annually to $275 annually, and the new prices for the Tradition Fund are reflected in the graphic below.




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