LSU coaches' raises up for vote

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Pay raises for baseball coach Paul Mainieri, football defensive coordinator John Chavis and others are up for approval next week by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Mainieri, who led the baseball team to a national championship last year, would get a $100,000 pay raise receiving $625,000 a year and a new 5-year deal.

Chavis would get more annually in a 3-year deal paying him $700,000, not counting postseason bonuses. Chavis' deal is more than a 50 percent pay raise from his previous $450,000 salary in his first year at LSU. A new deal was struck last month after Chavis reportedly entertained offers from the University of Georgia.

According to LSU, $175,000 of Chavis' annual pay will be privately funded.

Reports say money for the pay raises comes from revenue generated by the LSU athletic department.

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