USC football coach buys in Manhattan Beach

USC football coach buys in Manhattan Beach
USC football coach Lane Kiffin reacts during a rivalry game against UCLA on Nov. 26, 2011, at the Coliseum. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

USC head football coach

Lane Kiffin


and his wife,


have bought a home in Manhattan Beach for $5.5 million.

The contemporary Craftsman of 7,308 square feet includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The beach city is popular with college and professional coaches and athletes in part because of its proximity to the airport and professional training facilities.

At 37, Kiffin is the youngest acting


Conference head coach in college football. When he coached the Oakland Raiders starting in 2007 he was the youngest head coach in



Kiffin earned about $2.4 million in total pay in 2010, according to USC's federal tax return. USC will be eligible for post-season play this football season following two years of National Collegiate Athletic Assn. sanctions.

Kris Terrill of Shorewood Realtor's Highland Manhattan Beach office was the listing agent. Stroyke Properties represented the Kiffins.

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