See contract details for new LSU baseball coaches Dan Fitzgerald, Jason Kelly | LSU
LSU recruiting coordinator Dan Fitzgerald and pitching coach Jason Kelly both signed three-year contracts worth $ 300,000 per year, according to published coaches and school agreements. Friday afternoon.
Fitzgerald and Kelly accepted their positions with LSU this week, becoming the two licensed paid assistants on a college baseball staff. They joined head coach Jay Johnson, who signed a five-year contract worth $ 6.5 million before the incentives.
The contracts for Fitzgerald and Kelly will last until the 2024 season. The deals are subject to a background check and approval by the LSU Supervisory Board, which will then meet on August 6.
LSU officially announced the hiring of Dan Fitzgerald as the recruiting coordinator on Friday afternoon, finalizing the second available spot for a full-time assistant.
Kelly joined the staff after two years at Arizona State, and his salary matched that of former LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn, under Dunn’s contract.
Fitzgerald, who arrived at LSU after nine seasons as the Dallas Baptist recruiting coordinator, will earn more than former LSU recruiting coordinator Nolan Cain. Cain made $ 185,000 a year in his last contract with LSU. He left for the same job at Texas A&M before LSU hired Johnson.
Included in the terms sheet agreements, Fitzgerald and Kelly will receive a courtesy vehicle and $ 30,000 for relocation costs. They can also earn playoff bonuses.
LSU has hired Jason Kelly as its new pitching coach, head coach Jay Johnson confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
If LSU fires Fitzgerald or Kelly before the end of their contract without cause, LSU will pay them the remainder of their wages, in accordance with the agreements. LSU will not owe any compensation to the coaches if they dismiss them for just cause.
If Fitzgerald or Kelly leave LSU to become an assistant at another Southeastern Conference school before their agreement ends, they will have to pay 50% of their remaining salary, according to the agreements. They would have to pay 20% of their salary if they left for an assistant position outside the SEC.
However, Fitzgerald and Kelly would not have to pay anything if they became a head coach elsewhere or accepted a job in Major League Baseball, according to the lists of conditions.