D-D Breaux and Beth Torina are getting raises.
Breaux, the LSU gymnastics coach, is receiving a 15 percent bump to $275,000, and Torina, the softball coach, is getting a 4 percent raise to $255,000, according to documents. Torina is also in line for a two-year extension through 2020.
The LSU Board of Supervisors must approve the contract changes at its meeting next Friday.
Last June, Breaux received a 23 percent raise and two-year extension through 2019, giving her a 38 percent bump in pay in the last 14 months – a boost that comes amid the gymnastics program’s most successful run. Breaux is entering her 41st season with the team. She’s led the Tigers to back-to-back national championship runner-up finishes.
LSU claimed the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships this past season before finishing second to Oklahoma for the national title. It was the sixth trip to the sport’s Super Six in the past 10 seasons.
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Torina led the Tigers this past season to a third straight trip to the Women’s College World Series. Torina is 272-119 in six years in Baton Rouge for a 69.5 winning percentage.
The LSU Board of Supervisors is also expected to improve the contract of men’s basketball coach Will Wade. Wade is receiving a six-year, $2.5 million-a-year contract, something The Advocate reported on several weeks ago.
LSU women’s golf coach Karen Bahnsen is receiving a three-year contract extension through 2020. Newly hired co-head men’s tennis coaches Andy Brandi and son Chris are making $180,000 and $150,000, respectively. They each signed three-year contracts.
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