LSU Tigers football coach Ed Orgeron has filed for a divorce from his wife Kelly of 23 years in documents filed in February.
Orgeron filed the divorce petition on February 26 in East Baton Rouge Family Court according to the Advocate. The petition stated that Orgeron and his wife separated on Feb. 24. This means the divorce occurred just a month after the LSU head coach led the Tigers to a national championship with a 42-25 win over Clemson at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Orgeron married Kelly in February of 1997 and has raised three children; 22-year old twin sons Parker and Cody along with 28-year old Tyler Spotts-Orgeron, who works on his father’s coaching staff as an offensive analyst.
Court documents filed said the LSU coach wants the exclusive use of the home in Baton Rouge, La. and has no objection to allow Kelly to live in their Mandeville, La. House “until such time as the community property is settled either by conventional agreement or judicial partition.”
The 58-year old Orgeron has coached LSU since 2016 after replacing Les Miles, who was fired in September of that year. This season was clearly his best. Orgeron guided LSU to a 15-0 championship season, was named the AP College Football Coach of the Year and weeks later signed a new $42 million contract over six years.