BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU has rewarded defensive coordinator Dave Aranda with a three-year commitment that includes the title of associate head coach, the university announced Wednesday.
The deal, which runs through March 31, 2020, includes a first-year salary of $1.8 million, followed by $1.85 million and $1.9 million respectively without any change to Aranda's current bonus structure.
"My family loves Baton Rouge," said Aranda. "We are excited to build on what we've started. LSU is a special place. Our outstanding student-athletes, the passion of our fans, the first class facilities and the commitment to excellence from the administration makes LSU one of the premier programs in college football and I'm thrilled to be part of it."
According to LSU, Aranda's buyout options are 40 percent of his remaining guaranteed base and supplemental salary if he accepts a non-head coaching position within 500 miles of Baton Rouge and 15 percent if outside of 500 miles. After Dec. 1, 2019, there is no buyout provision.
The new deal is pending approval from the LSU Board of Supervisors.