|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.
Prior to being hired by Orgeron at LSU, Ponamsky hosted a daily radio show for six years on ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge and worked on the pregame and postgame shows for LSU football on the LSU Sports Radio Network.
Ponamsky, a native of Chalmette, Louisiana, attended LSU and has been involved with Louisiana Special Olympics, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Baton Rouge and Autism Speaks. Ponamsky and his wife Leanne have a daughter, Alys.