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Michael Bonnette

Michael Bonnette
Associate AD/Communications (FB)
(225) 578-1868
Lake Charles, La.
Alma Mater
LSU (1993)

Michael Bonnette enters his 24th year as LSU Athletics’ Communications Director and 17th as Associate Athletics Director. Bonnette was originally elevated to Sports Information Director in August of 2000 and the promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in July of 2004.

As lead communications director for the department, Bonnette serves as the chief contact for LSU’s nationally-ranked football team as well as overseeing all publicity and creative activities for the 21 sports sponsored by the athletics department.

Bonnette, who served as an associate sports information director for seven years, begins his 31st overall season with LSU Athletics in 2024-25.

His 2012 LSU Football media guide was named “Best in the Nation” by CoSIDA, one of several awards he has received from the organization and in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association annual writing contests. His 2014 football media guide was ranked second in the nation.

The Lake Charles, La., native has been around the sports media profession his entire life as he is the son of retired McNeese State Sports Information Director Louis Bonnette, a member of the CoSIDA Hall of Fame. The field at Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles is named “Louis Bonnette Field”. His brother, Matthew, continued the family tradition at McNeese by being named Sports Information Director in July 2012, following his Dad, who held that position for 46 years.

Bonnette, who is a 1993 graduate of LSU, is married to the former Robin Arnaud of Opelousas, La., and the couple has three sons: Peyton, Grant and Max.