New contracts for LSU staff

Highlights from the athletic contracts approved Friday by the LSU Board of Supervisors:

Les Miles

•ᅧExtended the football coachᅰs contract three years to Dec. 31, 2017

•ᅧRemoves annual rollover clause

•ᅧRaises payout should Miles be terminated without cause from $11.2 million to more than $18.7 million in the first year of contract. Liquidated damages are reduced by the amount of compensation Miles would receive each previous year.

Joe Alleva

•ᅧIncreased the athletic directorᅰs base salary from $350,000 to $525,000 per year (Alleva receives an additional $200,000 annually in supplemental pay)

•ᅧWill receive a $50,000 bonus if LSU ranks in top 20 of NACDA Directorᅰs Cup Standings

•ᅧWill receive a $50,000 bonus if all athletic programs achieve an NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 925 or higher

Trent Johnson

•ᅧExtended the menᅰs basketball coachᅰs contract one year to June 30, 2015

Beth Torina

•ᅧApproved the softball coachᅰs initial contract for $120,000 per year

•ᅧExpires June 30, 2016

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