Steve Ensminger
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach
Biographical details
Born (1958-09-15) September 15, 1958 (age 61)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma materLouisiana State University, 1982
Playing career

Steve Ensminger (born September 15, 1958) is an American football coach.[1] He is the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Early years and playing careerEdit

Ensminger was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for college. He played quarterback for LSU from 1976–1979. During his career at LSU, he threw for 2,770 yards and 16 touchdowns and was named a freshman All-SEC selection in 1976. Following college, he played quarterback in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints in 1980 and Philadelphia Eagles in 1981.[2] He also played for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL in 1980.

Coaching careerEdit

Ensminger began his coaching career at Nicholls State University as a wide receiver's coach from 1982 to 1983. From 1984 to 1986 at McNeese State and at Louisiana Tech from 1988 to 1990, he was offensive coordinator/quarterback's coach.[3] Starting in 1991 until 1993, he was quarterback's coach and passing game coordinator at Georgia. From 1994 to 1996, Ensminger was offensive coordinator/quarterback's coach at Texas A&M and then at Clemson from 1997 to 1998.

Starting in 2000, Ensminger moved to the high school ranks as head coach/athletic director at Central High School in Central, Louisiana until 2002. Also in 2002, he was wide receiver's coach at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana. In 2003, Ensminger became quarterback's coach at Auburn and from 2004 to 2008 he was the tight end coach at Auburn.[4] In 2008, Ensminger also served as interim offensive coordinator after Auburn's offensive coordinator was let go during the season. In 2009, he returned to high school as the passing game coordinator at Smiths Station High School in Smiths Station, Alabama.

Starting in 2010, Ensminger returned to Louisiana as the tight end coach at LSU until after the fourth game of the 2016 season.[1] After head coach Les Miles was dismissed, interim head coach Ed Orgeron promoted Ensminger to offensive coordinator/quarterback's coach for the rest of the 2016 season.[5] For the 2017 season, he returned to coaching tight ends.

On January 10, 2018, Ensminger was again promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterback's coach.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Ensminger is married to the former Amy Gonzales and has 3 children.[1]


External linksEdit

LSU Tigers bio

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