LSU COACHING STAFF
As he nears completion of his third full season as
head coach of the Tigers, 2019 National Coach of
the Year Ed Orgeron has leveraged his passion
and love for LSU into a determination and drive
that sees him spend nearly every waking moment
focused on LSU Football and his vision for the
With a “One Team, One Heartbeat” motto, the
players have bought into the Orgeron system
both on and off the field, and the results are
Orgeron has guided the Tigers to a 38-9 overall mark in his 47 games as the
LSU head coach. Of his 38 victories, 16 have come against teams ranked in
the Top 25, including 10 over Top-10 opponents. Furthermore, of Coach O’s
38 wins, 24 have come against SEC foes and 29 have come by double-digits.
He’s also 2-1 in bowl games, beating previously undefeated and seventhranked
UCF in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, and knocking off Heisman Trophy
winning quarterback Lamar Jackson and 15th-ranked Louisville in the 2016
Under Orgeron, the Tigers have played 42 of 47 games ranked in the Top 25,
including every week of the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Orgeron’s 2019 LSU squad is 13-0 for the second time in school history as
the Tigers finished off their perfect regular season with a 37-10 win over No.
4 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 7 in Atlanta. LSU is No. 1
in the College Football Playoff ranking, and their Tigers are making their first
CFP appearance when they meet Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Tigers, behind the play of Heisman Trophy winner and record-setting
quarterback Joe Burrow, have five wins over Associated Press Top-10 teams,
joining Notre Dame in 1943 as the only teams in college football history to
accomplish this feat prior to playing in a bowl game.
In 2018, Orgeron guided LSU to a 10-3 overall mark and a final ranking of No.
6 nationally. It marked LSU’s first 10-win season since 2012 and the highest
final ranking for the Tigers since 2011. The Tigers capped the year with a
40-32 victory over No. 7 ranked Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, LSU’s first
New Year’s Six Bowl victory.
Orgeron’s quick impact on the LSU program was evident in 2016 when he
was elevated from defensive line coach to interim head coach just four
games into the season. Orgeron earned the title of permanent head coach
on Nov. 26, 2016, two days after LSU beat Texas A&M.
Orgeron, a native of Larose, Louisiana., originally joined the Tiger staff in
2015 as defensive line coach, before adding the title of recruiting coordinator
in the spring of 2016.
As a player, Orgeron was a four-year starter on the defensive line for
Northwestern State, captaining the Demons as a senior in 1983. He received
his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Northwestern State in 1984.
Born July 27, 1961, Orgeron and his wife, Kelly, have three sons – Tyler, and
twins Parker and Cody.
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