Gus Stark - LSU Sports Athletics
LSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
For Immediate Release October 7, 2022


Kelly Family commits $1 million to transformative athletic training and recovery space for LSU student-athletes

BATON ROUGE -- LSU Football head coach Brian Kelly and his family have committed $1 million to the Tiger Athletic Foundation to support the construction of a new and improved athletic training room and recovery suite within the LSU Football Operations Facility, TAF announced Friday.

The contribution from the Kelly Family – the largest by a sitting head coach in university history – will assist with the proposed expansion and enhancement of the existing athletic training space within the football operations building, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The athletic training room and recovery suite will be open to and impact all 21 varsity athletics programs at LSU, prioritizing the health and wellness of student-athletes and ensuring generations of Tigers continue to receive world-class care.

“Investing in the health and well-being of student-athletes is among the most important commitments a coach can make, and my family and I are honored and privileged to contribute to the expansion of our athletic training room and recovery suite,” Kelly said. “The commitment from TAF, LSU Athletics, and our partners in the community to provide the best sports medicine and comprehensive care to generations of Tigers is unwavering and unmatched, and we are grateful to be able to give back to all of our student-athletes.”

“We are incredibly appreciative and thankful to Coach Kelly and his family for this generous commitment to student-athlete health and wellness,” said Matt Borman, President and CEO of TAF. “Nothing is more important than providing the very best care and facilities possible for our student-athletes, and we are thankful to the Kelly Family for helping to make this transformational space a reality.”

The expanded athletic training room and recovery suite will further demonstrate LSU Sports Medicine’s lifelong commitment and dedication to the health and wellness of elite student-athletes. Included in the new space will be an X-ray suite, sleep lab, upgraded physicians’ offices, infrared sauna, steam room, hyperbaric chamber, hydrotherapy and cryotherapy spaces, and more. Further details and information on the expansion will be released as they are finalized and approved.

The proposed LSU Training & Recovery Center project will be entirely funded by private support via The Oaks, the philanthropic leadership arm of the Tiger Athletic Foundation. The Oaks represents LSU’s deeply rooted traditions of excellence in athletics and TAF’s commitment to providing opportunities and investing in champions.
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You can have the best training facility in the world but if you don’t have good players or coach, you have nothing!
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To have that kind of change.
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That should show a recruit that BK is totally invested in the University...
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Well, that’s putting money where your mouth is. Stand up.
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I like this guy
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Saban/Miles/Orgeron all got nattys within 3-4 years. That’s the standard.
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O would have spent that money in Destin baws
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Alignment will not be stopped
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Impressed, not all Coaches are all-in to that extent, Way to Geaux Coach Kelly
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That’s A + PR right there. Don’t think Woodward didn’t help with this idea. See what happens when adults are in charge again
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Aight, I’m sold
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That level of endorsement gets you a free ‘travel with the team’
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Kelly plans on riding it out here until the end and I think this cements that. He will be a force when his players and alignment are instilled.
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BK appears to be a class act at every turn. No one makes that kind of commitment without being all in. He will have a championship team and the tigers will be back on top of the mountain.
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1st Class this man is is the right man for the job.
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Now that’s commitment. Props, Coach!
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BK is 10 out of 10. He knows what he has here.
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frick yea
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That’s how you lead. Period.
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wow! I dont care how much money you have, writing a $1,000,000 check as a gift is a big deal. Thank you coach Kelly
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