LSU head strength coach Tommy Moffitt signed a three-year extension with a 25-percent raise, according to school documents.
Moffitt's new deal runs through the 2019 season and pushes his salary from $320,000 a year to $400,000. He's set to receive built-in raises of $15,000 in 2018 and 2019, according to his new contract. The contract, available in the LSU Board of Supervisors agenda, is set for approval by the board at its meeting next Friday.
The Advocate reported Jan. 3 that new coach Ed Orgeron planned to retain Moffitt and that the school was working on a new contract for the longtime head strength coach. He signed the new deal Jan. 8. It kicked in Jan. 1.
Moffitt's previous contract was set to expire at the end of March. The 54-year-old enters his 17th year with the program. Nick Saban hired Moffitt in 2000, plucking him away from Miami. Les Miles and now Orgeron kept the coach.
Moffitt was the 13th-highest paid strength coach in the nation last year, but his new salary would have put him in the top 5 nationally among strength coaches, according to a database that USA Today compiled. Jeff Dillman, head strength coach at South Carolina and a former Moffitt protégé, made $400,000 per year in 2016 as the fifth-highest paid strength coach.
The LSU Board of Supervisors is also set to approve the contracts of offensive coordinator Matt Canada and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Specifics of those contracts have been previously reported.
Canada signed a three-year deal paying him $1.5 million a year, The Advocate reported earlier this week through a public records request. Aranda received a new three-year contract paying him $1.8 million this year, $1.85 million next year and $1.9 million in 2019.
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