|Hometown:||Pembroke Pines, Fla.|
|Alma Mater:||William & Mary|
Joe Brady, who spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, joined the LSU staff as passing game coordinator and receivers coach in January of 2019.
Brady will work alongside offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger in the overall development of the Tigers offense, while also assisting Mickey Joseph in coaching the LSU wide receivers. The youngest full-time coach on the LSU staff, Brady is an innovator that has learned offensive football from some of the best in the game.
In his short coaching career, Brady has worked under Sean Payton and Pete Carmichael with the New Orleans Saints, Joe Moorhead (now the head coach at Mississippi State) at Penn State, and Kevin Rogers, who coached Brett Favre at the Minnesota Vikings.
Brady comes to LSU after working the past two years with Payton, Carmichael and one of the best to ever play the quarterback position in Drew Brees. Brady brings an extensive knowledge of the run-pass option (RPO) game to the Tiger staff, something that was evident during his first spring with the team.
In his first year with New Orleans in 2017, the Saints finished No. 2 in the NFL in total offense and they were the only team in the league to finish the year ranked in the top five in both passing and rushing. The Saints were also No. 4 in the league in scoring offense.
In 2018, the Saints ranked among the top 10 in the NFL in both total offense (No. 8) and rushing offense (No. 6) and the organization finished third in scoring.
Prior to his two years with the Saints, Brady spent two years as a graduate assistant at Penn State in 2015-16. While at Penn State, the Nittany Lions won the 2016 Big 10 title with a victory over Wisconsin in the league’s championship game and then played in the Rose Bowl.
He got his start in coaching at his alma mater William & Mary where he coached linebackers in 2013-14.
As a player, Brady played wide receiver for William & Mary from 2009-12, twice earning academic all-conference honors. As a freshman in 2009, William & Mary posted an 11-3 overall mark and reached the semifinals of the NCAA FCS Playoffs before falling to second-ranked Villanova.
The Tribe reached the NCAA FCS Playoffs the following year and finished the season with an 8-4 overall mark. Brady capped his career at William & Mary earning four letters after seeing action in 23 games.
Brady graduated from William & Mary in 2013 with a double major – process management and consulting along with kinesiology and health sciences. He earned his Master’s degree from Penn State in educational leadership in 2018 while coaching with the Saints.
Brady originally signed with the Air Force Academy after an outstanding prep career at Everglades High School in Florida where he was named to the Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald All-Broward teams. Brady transferred to William & Mary after one year on the football team at Air Force.
THE BRADY FILE
Year at LSU: First
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida
High School: Everglades High School
College: William & Mary (Process Management and Consulting, 2013; Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 2013); Post-Graduate Penn State (Education Leadership, 2018)
2009-12 William & Mary (wide receiver)
2013-14 William & Mary (linebackers)
2015-16 Penn State (graduate assistant)
2017-18 New Orleans Saints (offensive assistant)
2019 LSU (passing game coordinator/receivers)
Season Bowl Team Opponent Results
2015 Gator Penn State Georgia L, 24-17
2016 Rose Penn State Southern Cal L, 52-49