Corey Raymond is staying home. The LSU defensive backs coach — who played his college ball in Baton Rouge and grew up in New Iberia, La. — has signed a contract extension with his alma mater, 247sports.com reports.
Raymond has held the position since 2012 and earned $310,000 this year but will make $375,000 in both 2016 and 2017, according to Nola.com.
Last year, Raymond’s secondary led the SEC in pass defense (164.2 yards) and was a large part of the reason the Tigers led the conference in total defense (316.8) as well. But LSU’s defense had a drop off this season, coming in at 12th in pass defense (224.3) and fifth in total defense (347.2).
During his four years in Baton Rouge, Raymond has seen three members of LSU’s secondary drafted to the NFL. Raymond himself played six years in the NFL for the New York Giants and Detroit Lions.
LSU also has two of the top 20 cornerbacks and two of the top 20 safeties in the nation committed for the Class of 2016.