LSU is proposing a three-year contract extension for athletic director Joe Alleva that would run through 2019, according to a copy of the LSU Board of Supervisor’s agenda.
The board must approve the extension, normally seen as a formality. The group meets Friday.
Alleva declined comment on the extension Saturday before LSU played Sam Houston State at Tiger Stadium. He’ll make a comment after the meeting, he said.
According to the agenda, Alleva will not receive a raise. He makes $725,000 a year with incentives that could push his salary to $900,000.
Alleva last received an extension – and $175,000 raise – in 2011 when he flirted with the open athletic director spot at Tennessee.
Alleva’s current contract runs through June 2016. In the new deal, Alleva can earn a $50,000 bonus if LSU ranks in the top 10 in the NACDA Director’s Cup rankings and $100,000 for a top-five finish. He can receive another $50,000 bonus if all of LSU’s athletic programs have a graduation rate 5 percent of higher than the general student population. Alleva receive a management incentive of $25,000 for “financial solvency, no major infractions, substantial contributions to university and surrounding community.”
Alleva is in his seventh year as head of LSU’s athletic department, coming to Baton Rouge in 2008 after a stint as AD at Duke. He’s overseen improvements to Tiger Stadium’s exterior and the newly expanded south end zone structure, which made its debut Saturday.
LSU is in the process of building new facilities for gymnastics and tennis.
Among Alleva’s major coaching hires have been men’s basketball coaches Trent Johnson and Johnny Jones, women’s basketball coach Nikki Caldwell-Fargas and softball coach Beth Torina.