Corey Raymond Wife: Is The Coach Married? Will He Return To LSU?

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Corey Raymond wife, Vanessa M McDonald, might have been living separately from him. The couple has never shared any pictures of them together on their social media handle.

The University of Florida fired Corey Raymond in November after a two-year stint. Since then, some LSU fans have demanded that the longtime fan-favorite coach return to his former employers.

Corey Raymond Pictured During His Time As The LSU Coach
Corey Raymond Pictured During His Time As The LSU Coach (Source: Twitter)

The news of Corey’s return has now garnered more attention after LSU coach Brian Kelly fired four defensive coaches, including defensive coordinator Matt House. But it was also under Brian Kelly that Corey left for UF.

Raymond has stayed silent about his return and hasn’t shared any posts hinting he could return to LSU. Though the Tigers won the ReliaQuest Bowl over Wisconsin, their defense struggled throughout the season. So, will Corey Raymond be the man to fix it again?

Corey Raymond Wife: Is The Coach Married?

Corey Raymond wife, Vanessa M McDonald, might have been separated from the football coach a few years back. On Instagram, Raymond had previously shared a family picture, but the family portrait didn’t include Vanessa.

The picture was of him with his three kids. He acknowledged that his other child, Ariel, was missing but didn’t say anything about his spouse. Vanessa’s Instagram handle is private, but her Facebook handle has no pictures of her and Corey. 

Previously, Corey and Vanessa’s youngest son, Chris Raymond, shared a picture of him and his mom on Mother’s Day in 2019. He captioned the post, “My First Love.”

Corey Raymond Pictured With His Three Kids-Madison, Cody, And Chris (R)
Corey Raymond Pictured With His Three Kids-Madison, Cody, And Chris (R) (Source: Instagram)

Born on May 31, 1997, Chris previously played football at McNeese State University. He graduated from the University Lab and played as a wide receiver. At McNeese, Chris’ playing time was limited, and didn’t see any action. 

Corey and Vanessa’s oldest child, Cody Raymond, is available on Instagram but has kept his handle private. But by the looks of it, he also might be involved in the footballing world. 

The football coach also has two daughters-Ariel and Madison. He has previously shared pictures of his daughter, Madison, calling his youngest child his favorite. Madison turned 16 last year and is a student at Clifton High School.

Will Corey Raymond Return To LSU?

Since the news of Brian Kelly firing four defensive coaches hit the internet, nobody seems to stop talking about Corey Raymond’s return to his former employers.

In the statement released by LSU, Kelly said defensive coordinator Matt House and three other defensive assistants, Robert Steeples, Kerry Cooks, and Jimmy Lindsey, would not be retained for the 2024 season. 

This seems to be the perfect time for Raymond to return to his old stomping ground after being fired by Florida in November. He was poached by the Gators following the 2021 season and spent the last two seasons as UF’s defensive back coach. 

Previously, in an interview with The Athletic, Corey said he felt the decision to join Florida was the best he made. But Raymond couldn’t capture the magic he had created at LSU in UF. 

He was fired alongside co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Sean Spencer. But with Robert Steeples now gone, Ryamond can return to his former position at LSU. 

Many LSU fans want Corey to return to LSU, the place he called home for several years and helped produce several terrific athletes.

Last month, the YouTube channel After Further Review: LSU voiced that Raymond should return to LSU as it was under Corey that LSU became known as DBU.

It was under Corey that LSU produced seven first-team All-Americans. The list includes the likes of Eric Reid, Jalen Mills, Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White, Greedy Williams, Grant Delpit, and Derek Stingley Jr.

For many, Corey Raymond’s return is a no-brainer and should be done immediately. One fan has even written, “I need LSU to announce Corey Raymond is back more than I need to breathe.”

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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