LSU football receivers coach Mickey Joseph gets contract extension, pay raise

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

The LSU Board of Supervisors athletic committee approved a two-year contract extension for Tigers receivers coach Mickey Joseph on Thursday.

Joseph will earn $500,000 in guaranteed pay the first year of the amended contract, which goes into effect this month, and $550,00 in the second year, which runs through the end of March 2023, according to terms of the deal.

Joseph had been making $400,000, not including fringe benefits like car and cell phone allowances.

“Obviously we always are … watching what’s happening, and as always when we have great coaches they are attempted to be poached,” LSU athletics director Scott Woodward said before Joseph’s amended contract was approved. “This is one of these situations where we thought there was a proper adjustment in his salary to retain him.

“He’s obviously done a good job if the NFL Draft is a marker. … We hope for more success there.”

Two of Joseph’s LSU receivers were selected high in last week's draft. Ja’Marr Chase went fifth overall to Cincinnati and Terrace Marshall Jr. was taken by Carolina in the second round. Racey McMath also went in the sixth round to Tennessee.

Sep 2, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU Tigers receiver coach Mickey Joseph on the sidelines during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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Joseph, a product of Archbishop Shaw High near New Orleans, is heading into his fifth season as an LSU assistant. He also holds the title of assistant head coach.

No other LSU football coaching contracts were amended or extended Thursday.