LSU defensive line coach Pete Jenkins to retire
BATON ROUGE - A key member of LSU's coaching staff is set to retire at the end of this season.
Following the Tiger's regular season closer against the Aggies on Saturday, LSU Athletics announced Pete Jenkins would be retiring as LSU defensive line coach.
He first joined the Tigers in 1980 and remained with the program for 11 years, serving as defensive line coach and taking on defensive coordinator duties in 1982 and then again from 1987-90. Jenkins rejoined the team in 2016 after Ed Orgeron took over play-calling duties.
Jenkins will remain with the Tigers through the bowl game. Dennis Johnson, who currently coaches the LSU outside linebackers, will take over as defensive line coach for the Tigers following the bowl game.
“We are forever grateful for Coach Jenkins and his 15 years of service to LSU,” Orgeron said. “Coach Jenkins is one of the most respected coaches in football when it comes to defensive play.