LSU has a stellar coaching staff. The Tigers pay a premium to keep them happy and in Baton Rouge. LSU pays their coaching staff so well that, according to USA Today Sports, their staff tops the nation in total salary. In total the nine staff members make a whopping $4,565,803, an average of over $507,000 per coach.
John Chavis is the highest paid assistant for the Tigers, making 1.1 million dollars a year, making him the third highest paid assistant in the country behind Clemson’s offensive coordinator Chad Morris and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. “The Chief” is the master mind behind the LSU defense that has been so dominant in recent years. He has been extremely successful in just five seasons in Baton Rouge. He has coached 7 First-Team All-Americans, 19 players taken in the NFL draft, and 5 first round draft picks.
Running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, Frank Wilson is the second highest paid LSU staff member, making $616,667 yearly. First year offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is not far behind making $600,000.
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The SEC has six of the top 10 highest-paid staffs in the nation. LSU, Alabama, Clemson, Texas and Auburn are the top five in that order.Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Georgia and Arkansas follow as the next five.