Mark Hudspeth

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Mark Hudspeth
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Louisiana–Lafayette
Conference Sun Belt
Record 36–16 (.692)
Annual salary $750,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1968-11-10) November 10, 1968 (age 46)
Louisville, Mississippi
Playing career
1987–1991 Delta State
Position(s) Safety, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Central Arkansas (GA)
Nicholls State (WR/TE)
Nicholls State (RB)
Winston Academy
Central Arkansas (DB)
Delta State (OC)
Navy (OC)
North Alabama
Mississippi State (PGC)
Head coaching record
Overall 102–37 (college)
25–1 (high school)
Bowls 4–0
Tournaments 8–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Gulf South (2003, 2006)
1 Sun Belt (2013)

Mark Hudspeth (born November 10, 1968) is the current head football coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Previously, Hudspeth was a four-year football letterman at Delta State University, head coach at the University of North Alabama, and an assistant coach (Wide Receivers and Passing Game Coordinator) at Mississippi State under head coach Dan Mullen.

In his first season as the Ragin' Cajuns' head football coach, Hudspeth led the team to the a 9-4 record, that included a trip and win in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl, against San Diego State. This was the school's first bowl in 41 years. His success has been consistent since then, with four consecutive seasons finishing with 9-4 records and wins in the New Orleans Bowl.

Hudspeth is married to Tyla McConnell and has two sons and one daughter.


Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
North Alabama Lions (Gulf South Conference) (2002–2008)
2002 North Alabama 4–7 3–6 T–8th
2003 North Alabama 13–1 9–0 1st L NCAA Division II Semifinal
2004 North Alabama 5–5 4–5 T–6th
2005 North Alabama 11–3 7–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division II Semifinal
2006 North Alabama 11–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2007 North Alabama 10–2 7–1 T–2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2008 North Alabama 12–2 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Semifinal
North Alabama: 66–21 45–15
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2011–present)
2011 Louisiana–Lafayette 9–4 6–2 3rd W New Orleans
2012 Louisiana–Lafayette 9–4 6–2 T–2nd W New Orleans
2013 Louisiana–Lafayette 9–4 5–2 T–1st W New Orleans
2014 Louisiana–Lafayette 9–4 7–1 2nd W New Orleans
2015 Louisiana–Lafayette 0–0 0–0
Louisiana–Lafayette: 36–16 24–7
Total: 102–37
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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