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Every Coach & Staff Related to 2022 LSU Football

The on-field coaching staff is made up of Kelly and 10 assistants, which is the maximum number allowed by the NCAA. Nine of the 10 on-field assistants were hired by Kelly, with offensive line coach Brad Davis – who served as interim head coach during the month of December and through the Texas Bowl in January – the lone position coach who was retained from Orgeron’s staff.

Head Coach: Brian Kelly

Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach: Mike Denbrock

Running Backs Coach/Assistant Head Coach: Frank Wilson

Wide Receivers Coach: Cortez Hankton

Quarterbacks Coach: Joe Sloan

Offensive Line Coach: Brad Davis

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach: Matt House

Defensive Line Coach: Jamar Cain

Cornerbacks Coach: Robert Steeples

Safeties Coach: Kerry Cooks

Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator: Brian Polian


There were 23 new hires made by Kelly when it comes to additions like a new Chief of Staff, Director of Operations, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, analysts and more.

Kelly also retained a handful of names from the prior staff, including longtime Executive Assistant Ya’el Lofton and offensive analyst Carter Sheridan. JR Belton, Will Redmon and Mason Smith were among the names in personnel under Orgeron who have since moved into new roles.

A number of hires, including Beth Rex, had worked with Kelly at Notre Dame, while others had worked with Kelly at prior stops.

Chief of Staff: Beth Rex

Executive Assistant: Ya’el Lofton

Director of Operations: Jas Smith

Assistant Director of Operations: Gordon Thomas

Assistant Athletics Director/Player Relations: Ira Childress

Director of Player Development: Dr. DF Arnold

Director of Recruiting: JR Belton

Assistant Director of Recruiting: Brynne Dubois

Director of Player Personnel: Will Redmond

Associate Director of Player Personnel: Corey Phillips

Assistant Director of Player Personnel: Mike Ferrara

Director of High School and Community Relations: Mason Smith

On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator: Destiny Wilson

Recruiting Operations Coordinator: Sarah Kelly

Recruiting Specialist: Jordan Arcement

Recruiting Specialist: Sherman Wilson

Analyst – Personnel – Offense: Carl St. Cyr

Analyst – Personnel – Defense: Bobby Barham

Director of Advanced Scouting: Jim Hofher

Lead Offensive Analyst (QB): Dean Petzing

Sr. Offensive Analyst: John McDonnell

Offensive Analyst (WR): Carter Sheridan

Sr. Defensive Analyst: Terry Malone

Sr. Defensive Analyst: Trent Miles

Sr. Defensive Analyst: John Jancek

Sr. Defensive Analyst: Chuck Bullough

Lead Defensive Analyst (DB): Antonio Fenelus

Sr. Special Teams Analyst: Lester Erb


Kelly brought Jake Flint from Notre Dame to lead the strength-and-conditioning department, with Flint stepping in for longtime Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Tommy Moffitt, who had served in the role since Saban was hired in 2000. The addition of Flint brought with it four new hires in the weight room.

Director of Athletic Development: Jake Flint

Associate Development Coach: Kyle Seger

Associate Development Coach: Ike Brown

Associate Development Coach: Shawn Facione

Associate Development Coach: Zaviar Gooden


Lowery, who joined LSU from the New Orleans Saints more than a year ago, remained on staff, as did Director of Athletic Training and Administration Micki Collins and Associate Athletic Trainer Derek Calvert, who are both familiar faces for LSU fans come game days. 

Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer: Beau Lowery

Assistant AD/Sports Nutrition: Dr. Matt Frakes

Performance Nutrition Fellow: Bianca Paulus

Manager of Applied Sport Science: Scott Kuehn

Director of Athletic Training and Administration: Micki Collins

Associate Athletic Trainer: Derek Calvert

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Alex Kern

Athletic Training Intern: Alec Nichols

Athletic Training Intern: Ryan Petrossi


The equipment department remained status quo, which is led by the longtime head of equipment Greg Stringfellow and still includes the trio of Louis Bourgeois, Eric Cookmeyer, and Luke Dudley, who are all LSU graduates.

Assistant AD/Athletics Equipment: Greg Stringfellow

Director of Athletic Equipment: Louis Bourgeois

Assistant Equipment Manager: Eric Cookmeyer

Assistant Equipment Manager: Luke Dudley


Aucoin, who has 20-plus years of experience running video for the football program at LSU, just recently became the first person to ever win the Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award twice. Joe Stanek and Joseph Bourg, who both were on staff prior to Kelly’s arrival, remain on their roles under Aucoin.

Director of Video: Doug Aucoin

Assistant Director of Video: Joe Stanek

Video Intern: Joseph Bourg

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