Last Modified: Friday, June 08, 2012 6:49 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million annual pay package for new basketball coach Johnny Jones and a raise for football defensive coordinator John Chavis that will take his average annual pay to $1.1 million over the next three seasons.
The board, which met Friday, also has approved pay changes for several other football assistants, including raises for running backs coach Frank Wilson and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa, as well as a pay cut for quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe.
Wilson, also the recruiting coordinator, will earn $600,000 a year, while Studrawa will earn $500,000. Studrawa was promoted last season when Kragthorpe, who was initially hired as offensive coordinator, sought a diminished role after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Kragthorpe's pay will drop from $700,000 to $425,000.
Posted By: 1CagedTiger On: 6/9/2012
Title: Geaux Tigers!
I used to think that way, even as an alum and a die-hard fan. However, as a 15-year resident of Baton Rouge, I have seen firsthand the enormous amount of money that LSU sporting events bring to the city and surrounding areas. In order to remain a contender in the NCAA, it is imperative to hire and retain quality coaches and staff. In order to recruit them, LSU must remain competitive in its salary range. Also, keep in mind that many of the expenditures that may seem excessive and an unnecessary burden on the taxpayer are actually funded by private contributions via the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
I completely understand the frustration of civil service employees. I have been a state employee. Several of my friends and family members are state employees. If our illustrious Governor would focus more on the well-being of his constituents and less on his own personal agenda, our state would be a more attractive and lucrative place to call home. Education doesn't go very far when our graduates hit the road as soon as they have a diploma in hand.
By the way, commentaries regarding education are much more effective when they are grammatically correct and properly punctuated.
Posted By: former screwed over state employee On: 6/9/2012
Title: Your kidding!!!!
With all the financial problems the state has and trying to cut retirement for civil service employees, no one in the state should make this much money!!!! Who are we kidding????? Education should be more important, don't you think????
I could say more but this article shows how screwed up goverment is today, think about it, it you have enough education or brains to do so!!!!!