Ed Orgeron

Ed Orgeron

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Updated On September 27, 2022
Larose, USA
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Larose, USA

Ed Orgeron is a Football Head Coach and also a former football player. As of now, Ed Orgeron is coaching at Louisiana State University (LSU). Previously, he was coaching at the University of Mississippi from the year 2005 to 2007. Also, at the University of Southern California (USC) in the year 2013.

Early Life and Childhood

The talented coach was born on 27th July 1961, in Larose, Louisiana, the USA. Her current age is 60 years old. The coach holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion. Moreover, he was born as Edward James Orgeron Jr. to his parents, father, Edward “Ba Ba” Orgeron Sr., and mother, Cornelia “CoCo” Orgeron. He even has a brother and his name is Steve. Both of them were raised in Larose which is a town on the Bayou Lafourche in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.

As for education, he went to the South Lafourche High School which is located in Galliano, Louisiana. He was there together with future Michigan Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert. Then he attended Louisiana State University. There he also signed to play from there but then left the program just a year later. After that, he went to Northwestern State University which is situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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Caption: Ed Orgeron when he was young (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

From the year 1984, Ed Orgeron began his career as a coach as a graduate assistant at Northwestern State. Then, he coached at McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He even worked there for 2 years in the position of an assistant coach under Ken Hatfield at the University of Arkansas. In the year 1988, he started tenure with the University of Miami, under the former head coach, Jimmy, and his successor, Dennis Erickson. The match was the winner of 2 national championships of the year 1989 and 1991. He then hired a young Dwayne Johnson who now is also known as “The Rock” as a defensive lineman.

He was arrested for getting involved in a bar fight in July 1992 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then, he took a break in October 1992 and got back in 1994 with the position of a volunteer linebackers coach at Nicholls State University. The coach was recruited by an offensive guru, Paul Hackett who was the newly recruited coach of the University of Southern California (USC) in the year 1998. He became the coach of the Trojan’s defensive line. In the year 2003, he became the assistant head coach. Orgeron was the winner of the National Recruiter of the Year honors in the year 2004.

Also, in the same year, he was recruited by Ole Miss to take over the place of the head coach, David Cutcliffe. He then tried to bring USC’s passing game coordinator, Lane Kiffin together with him as the new offensive coordinator when he was entering at Ole Miss. But Kiffin chooses to stay with the Trojans. In the year 2005, the offensive of the University of Mississippi completed the season ranked 111th out of 117 Division I-A schools, scoring 115th and rushing 116th. He also completed the season ranked #108 in scoring offense, total defense #111, and passing defense #112 in the next year.

More about his career

In the year 2007, Ole Miss completed the season 0-8 in opposition to the SEC teams and overall 3-9.  After that, his place was taken over by the former head coach of the University of Arkansas, Houston Nutt. Then, the information was out that he was recruited in the position of the new defensive line coach of the National Football LeAGUE’S New Orleans Saints on 23rd January 2008. Likewise, on December 31, 2008, he took the position with the University of Tennesse under its new head coach, Lane Kiffin who was also the former USC assistant-coach colleague.

Then he became one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the Pac-twelve Conference. On January 14, 2015, he got a profession as the defensive line coach at Louisiana State University (LSU). He got the name of the team’s temporary head coach on September 25, 2016. Then, LSU completed the season with a 6-2 record under his supervision. LSU detached the tag of “interim” from his name and added its 32nd full-time head coach. The 2017 season started together with LSU reached the top fifteen but early was defeated by Mississippi State and Troy found LSU unranked very quickly.

Some more about his career

Then, LSU was asked to the Fiesta Bowl to play the University of Central Florida, which had been achieving victories in the past 2 seasons. LSU completed the 2018 season together with a 10-3 record and was on the 6th rank in the nation by the AP poll and 7th by the Coaches Poll. It was the successful season that helped Orgeron to achieve a contract extension from the 2022 season. Also, his 2019 team recorded a statement road win over Texas in week 2 and was going ahead with victories from the regular season, adding a 46-41 win over Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

Moreover, Orgeron’s team won over the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game to achieve their 1st SEC title in the year 2011. He was then got the name of the winner of the 1019 AP College Football Coach of the Year Award and also the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award. Again he was the winner of his 1st national championship on January 13, 2020, with a victory over the unbeaten defending national champion, Clemson Tigers, 42-25, completing the season 15-0. Also, he and the LSU Tigers was the winner of the national title in their home state at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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Caption: Ed Orgeron coaching his team (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Ed Orgeron obviously has a good net worth that has been enough to support his family and himself. The coach has an average net worth of around $4 million. In addition, he became the highest-paid assistant coach in the Pac- twelve Conference. He had an annual salary of $650 thousand. Apart from this, there is no more information regarding the assets he owns.

Relationship Status

The sexuality of Ed Orgeron is straight. He is a married man and the name of his wife is Kelly Orgeron. The couple got to meet each other at the 1996 Liberty Bowl. Also, together, Kelly and he have three kids. All of them are their sons and their names are Cody, Parker, and Tyler. After coming back to USC in the year 2010, he was residing in a hotel across the street from the campus.

And his wife together with his kids was in their home in Louisiana. Unfortunately, the couple recorded a file for their divorce only a month after getting a victory from the National Championship on February 26, 2020. Moreover, it was his second marriage.  Orgeron and his wife filed for divorce Previously, he was the husband of Colleen Orgeron.

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Caption: Ed Orgeron together with his former wife, Kelly (Source: Zimbio)

Body Measurement and Social Media

The fifty-nine years old coach has been maintaining good and fine health from the very beginning. As a player, he obviously had to keep his health perfect and strong. Ed Orgeron is 5 feet 9 inches or 182 cm tall. Similarly, the former coach is has a bodyweight of around 95 kg. Also, he has short black hair with dark brown eyes color. Moreover, the coach has a fair complexion with a slightly huge body type.

The coach is also active on social media platforms. In fact, his fans have also made some fan pages for supporting and making him more popular among the nation. The former coach has a Twitter account where he has 226.5 thousand followers. He also has s Facebook page with more than 35 thousand followers. In addition, on Instagram, there is an account with his images and his name. It has more than 3 thousand followers. However, it must not be his official Instagram account.

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