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New LSU Baseball coach Jay Johnson has reportedly signed a six-year contract worth $6.5 million total before incentives, according to The Advocate.

Johnson, who earned $856,687 last season at Arizona, will now make $1.2 million a year and his salary will increase by $50,000 increments until he earns $1.4 million the final year of the deal.

Former LSU coach Paul Mainieri was making $1.225 million per year before incentives.

Johnson, whose contract included $750,000 to help cover his buyout at Arizona, can make an additional $20,000 for winning a Southeastern Conference championship and $100,000 for a national championship, among other postseason bonuses.

If LSU terminates the contract without cause before the deal ends, the school will owe Johnson the remainder of his salary. It won’t have to pay Johnson if it fires him with cause. Should Johnson leave before the end of the contract, he will owe 50% of the rest of his annual salary.
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Young up and comer. I’m glad to see this hire. He did amazing at Arizona, just imagine what he can do in Baton Rouge
Reply3 months
But there’s no money for the players!
Reply3 months
Needs to be a way to down vote this multiple times
3 months
Visit for socialism 101.
3 months
Besides an education including room & board, books, a state of the art tutoring center, and playing a ducking game for a perineal highly rated baseball team?
3 months
That math doesn't work. 6 years 6.5 but making over 1 mil per year?
Reply3 months
5.5 years (5seasons) 2021 - 0.5 years 2022 - 1 year 2023 - 1 year 2024 - 1 year 2025 - 1 year 2026 - 1 year
3 months
6.5 divided by 6 is > 1. At least that how my math works.
3 months
Damn brewdog, take your L and move on.
3 months
Just win.
Reply3 months
He definitely isn’t taking another job before that deal is up!
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