Ensminger, a Baton Rouge native, played for LSU from 1976-79. He threw for 2,770 yards and 16 touchdowns during his career with the Tigers. He fills a vacancy left by Don Yanowsky, who is now with Memphis.
Ensminger began his coaching career as an assistant at Nicholls State in 1982, followed by stops at McNeese State and Louisiana Tech.
Ensminger also has had stints in the Southeastern Conference as an assistant at Georgia (1991-93) and Auburn (2003-2008).
LSU head coach Les Miles says Ensminger’s lengthy experience as an offensive coach and his coaching experience in the SEC made him the right fit for the Tigers.