Corey Raymond, a former LSU standout who spent six years playing in the NFL, enters his second season coaching the defensive backs for his alma mater.
Raymond is currently in his second stint with the Tiger coaching staff as he previously served on Les Miles’ staff from 2006-08, first as intern and then as an assistant strength coach.
In his first year back with the Tigers in 2012, Raymond coached safety Eric Reid to first team All-America honors. Reid was later chosen in the first round (18th pick) of the NFL Draft by the 49ers. Starting cornerback Tharold Simon was picked in the fifth round by the Seahawks.
As a unit in 2012, LSU’s secondary, despite using a pair of first time starters, combined for 15 interceptions and helped the Tigers rank No. 11 nationally in pass efficiency defense.
Raymond returned to LSU after spending the 2011 season as the secondary coach at Nebraska. In his one season with the Cornhuskers, Raymond coached a Nebraska secondary that featured the 2011 Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year in Alfonzo Dennard. Despite inheriting a group that lost four starters from the season before, including three NFL Draft picks, Raymond’s secondary helped Nebraska rank No. 18 in the nation in pass defense in 2011.
Prior to his one-year stint in Lincoln, Raymond served as the cornerbacks coach for two seasons at Utah State. Raymond’s top pupil at Utah State was that of Curtis Marsh, who earned All-WAC honors and later went on to become a third-round pick in the NFL draft.
Raymond served on Miles’ LSU staff for three years from 2006-08 before taking the job at Utah State. During his three years on the LSU staff from 2006-08, Raymond was part of two BCS bowl victories, including a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship. LSU’s defense ranked No. 3 nationally in both 2006 and 2007 as the Tigers combined to post a 23-4 record during that span.
Prior to joining the LSU staff in 2006, Raymond coached at the high school level for three years in his hometown of New Iberia. Raymond was the defensive coordinator at New Iberia High School in 2003 and then held the same position at Westgate High School in 2004-05.
Raymond was a three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers from 1989-91. He capped his LSU career with 185 tackles and eight interceptions. Following his career with the Tigers, Raymond spent six seasons in the NFL – three with the Giants and three with the Lions. In 90 games in the NFL, Raymond started 60 times and intercepted 11 passes to go with 258 tackles.
Raymond earned his undergraduate degree from LSU in 1992. He has three children, Cody, Christopher and Madisyn.
The Corey Raymond File
YEAR AT LSU: Second (appointed Feb. 28, 2012)
BIRTHDATE: Sept. 28, 1969 in New Iberia, La.
HIGH SCHOOL: New Iberia (La.) High School
COLLEGE: LSU, ’92
1988-91 - LSU
1992-94 - New York Giants
1995-97 - Detroit Lions
2003 - New Iberia (La.) High School (defensive coordinator)
2004-05 - Westgate (La.) High School (defensive coordinator)
2006-08 - LSU (intern, 2006; assistant strength coach, 2007-08)
2009-10 - Utah State (cornerbacks)
2011 - Nebraska (secondary)
2012 - LSU (defensive backs)
As a player
SEASON, BOWL, TEAM, OPPONENT, RESULTS
1988, Hall of Fame, LSU, Syracuse, L, 23-10
As a coach
2006, Sugar Bowl, LSU, Notre Dame, W, 41-14
2007, BCS National Championship, LSU, Ohio State, W, 38-24
2008, Chick-fil-A, LSU, Georgia Tech, W, 38-3
2011, Capital One, Nebraska, South Carolina, L, 30-13
2012, Chick-fil-A, LSU, Clemson, L, 25-24