LSU coach Ed Orgeron files for divorce

LSU Tigers football coach Ed Orgeron has filed for a divorce from his wife of 23 years, according to documents filed in February.

Orgeron filed the divorce petition on Feb. 26 in East Baton Rouge Family Court, according to the Advocate. The petition stated that Orgeron and his wife, Kelly, separated on Feb. 24. This means the breakup occurred a little more than a month after Orgeron led LSU to a national championship with a 42-25 win over Clemson at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Orgeron married Kelly in February 1997, and they have raised three children together: 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 said the LSU coach wants the exclusive use of the home in Baton Rouge, La., and has no objection to allowing Kelly to live in their home in Mandeville, La., “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, 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.