BATON ROUGE, La. — Corey Raymond, the position coach behind LSU’s “DBU” moniker, has earned himself a new contract. As The Advocate first reported, Raymond agreed to the deal with the school Monday.
An LSU source confirmed to SEC Country that Raymond has a three-year deal that will pay a total of $1.25 million. Raymond is set to earn $400,000 in 2017, $425,000 in 2018 and $450,000 in 2019.
It’s a considerable bump for Raymond, who made $375,000 this season and $300,000 the year before. It’s the second straight year he’s earned a raise and extension, with the previous contract running through the 2017 season.
It’s another win for Ed Orgeron as he builds his first coaching staff at LSU. Auburn is in the market for a secondary coach, and Raymond worked with AU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele at LSU in 2015.
Raymond, an LSU graduate and New Iberia native, has been with the Tigers for the last five seasons. Two players under his tutelage this season, cornerback Tre’Davious White and safety Jamal Adams, are expected to be first-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Raymond is also a key recruiter, with 247Sports rating LSU’s last two classes of defensive backs the best in the nation.
Raymond played at LSU from 1988-91 before spending six season in the NFL with the New York Giants and Detroit Lions.