Louisiana athletic director Bryan Maggard receives one-year contract extension through 2027

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LAFAYETTE – Louisiana athletic director Bryan Maggard has received a one-year contract extension, the school announced Tuesday.

Maggard signed a new five-year deal with UL last year that runs through 2026, and the latest extension tacks on another year with terms ending in 2027.

The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the extension during its scheduled meeting later this month.

“We have experienced many successes over these past five years, both academically and competitively, but we still have much more to accomplish," Maggard said in a school release. "I truly believe the sky is the limit for Louisiana Athletics and both Kerry and I are very excited to be a part of the Ragin’ Cajuns family.”

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UL athletic director Bryan Maggard announces receipt of a $2 million pledge from IBERIABANK/First Horizon to be used toward Cajun Field renovation.

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The new deal bumped his base salary from $295,000 to $400,000 and included a built-in 2.5% annual raise. Maggard is making $410,000 for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

UL worked to get Maggard a new contract last year as other schools, like Missouri and Boise State, attempted to hire him to fill their athletics director jobs.

Maggard not only hired Billy Napier, who guided the football team to an unprecedented four-year stretch that included a Sun Belt Conference championship in 2021, but the softball and baseball programs have continued to be successful.

Louisiana athletic department underwent its most successful fundraising year with the signing Our Lady of Lourdes to a $15 million naming rights deal for Cajun Field that will pave the way for major stadium renovations.

Cory Diaz covers the LSU Tigers and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns for The Daily Advertiser as part of the USA TODAY Network. Follow his Tigers and Cajuns coverage on Twitter: @ByCoryDiaz. Got questions regarding LSU/UL athletics? Send them to Cory Diaz at bdiaz@gannett.com.

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