February 12, 1937 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Arkansas State (assistant)
Kilgore JC (assistant)
Wichita State (assistant)
Iowa State (def. assistant)
Arkansas State (volunteer)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
Dallas Cowboys (scout)
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||6–4 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Southland (1985–1986)
Larry Lacewell (born February 12, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, scout, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Arkansas State University from 1979 to 1989, compiling a record of 69–58–4. Lacewell was later the longtime director of scouting for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Lacewell began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. He coached at Arkansas State, Arkansas A&M, Kilgore Junior College (which won NJCAA National Football Championship during his tenure), Wichita State and Iowa State, before becoming defensive coordinator at Oklahoma in 1970. Lacewell became assistant head coach under Barry Switzer in 1973, and the teams won two national championships in the ensuing years.
Lacewell is the winningest coach in ASU history and led the team to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, with the 1986 team making it all the way to the championship game before losing to Georgia Southern.
In 1990, Lacewell left ASU to become defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Volunteers. In 1992, he joined the Dallas Cowboys organization, eventually serving 13 seasons on staff as director of both college and professional scouting. Lacewell retired from the Cowboys after the 2004 season.
Lacewell currently resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, with his wife, Criss.
Head coaching record
|Arkansas State Indians (Southland Conference) (1979–1986)|
|1984||Arkansas State||8–4–1||4–1–1||2nd||L NCAA Division I-AA Second Round||10|
|1985||Arkansas State||9–4||5–1||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Second Round||6|
|1986||Arkansas State||12–2–1||5–0||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Championship||2|
|Arkansas State Indians (NCAA Division I-AA Independent) (1987–1989)|
|1987||Arkansas State||8–4–1||L NCAA Division I-AA Second Round||12|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#NCAA Division I-AA Poll.|