|Position:||Special Asst. to Head Coach|
Derek Ponamsky joined the LSU football staff in September 2016 as Special Assistant to Head Coach Ed Orgeron.
Ponamsky's primary responsibilities include assisting Orgeron in the day to day organization and operation of his schedule as well as serving as the liaison to the administration on academics.
Prior to being hired by Orgeron, Ponamsky hosted a daily radio show for six years on ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge. Ponamsky also worked on the pre and post-game shows for LSU football on the LSU Sports Radio Network.
Ponamsky, a native of Chalmette, Louisiana, attended LSU. Ponamsky and his wife Leanne have lived in Baton Rouge since 2005, and have a daughter, Alys.