Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football

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Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
2014 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football team
First season 1902
Head coach Tom Matukewicz
Home stadium Houck Stadium
Stadium capacity 11,015
Location Cape Girardeau, Missouri
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
All-time record 431–481–36 (.474)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 1 (FCS) 17 (D-II)
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0

Red and Black

For information on all Southeast Missouri State University sports, see Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Southeast Missouri State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 11,015 seat Houck Stadium. They are coached by Tom Matukewicz.


Southeast Missouri State first competed in football in 1904.[1] In 1912, the school joined the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), which later joined the NCAA as a Division II conference.[2] The football team had its first known head coach, J.F. Corleux, in 1915. Corleux remained head coach until 1929.[3]

In 1991, Southeast Missouri State joined the Ohio Valley Conference and moved up to the Division I-AA level.


Southeast Missouri State has an in-state rivalry with Missouri State.[4] The two schools last played in 2008, and Missouri State leads the series 46–28.[5]

Another rivalry is with Southern Illinois. The annual series between the schools went on hiatus after 2005 and resumed in 2010.[6] In 2013, the two schools played the first-ever football game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.[7] Southern Illinois won the game, dubbed the College Classic, 36-19.[8] Southeast Missouri State leads the series 39–34–8 as of 2013.[5]

Within the Ohio Valley Conference, Southeast Missouri State's rival is Murray State.[9][10] Murray State leads the series 38–9–1 as of 2013.[5]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Tom Matukewicz Head Coach
Jon Wiemers Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Bryce Saia Defensive Coordinator
Sherard Poteete Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Eric Burrow Safeties/Recruiting Coordinator
Salim Powell Wide Receivers
Matt Martin Running Backs/Special Teams
Ricky Coon Defensive Line
Travis Fisher Cornerbacks
Willie Ponder Offensive Assistant
Bryan Curry Offensive Assistant
Steve Hendry Defensive Assistant
Joe Uhls Football Operations

Notable former players[edit]

Name Years played Position
Eugene Amano 2000–2003 Center
Dan Connolly 2001–2005 Offensive tackle
Kenneth Dement 1951–1955 Offensive tackle/Defensive tackle
Samora Goodson 2005–2006 Wide receiver
Ken Iman 1958–1959 Center
Edgar Jones 2003–2006 Linebacker
Dimitri Patterson 2001–2004 Cornerback
Willie Ponder 1999–2002 Wide receiver
Marquis Walker 1992–1995 Cornerback
Mike Wood 1974–1977 Kicker

Year-by-year results[edit]

Conference Championships[edit]

As a Division II school[edit]

Season Conference
1937 MIAA
*1942 MIAA
1946 MIAA
1955 MIAA
1957 MIAA
1958 MIAA
1959 MIAA
1962 MIAA
1967 MIAA
1968 MIAA
*1969 MIAA
1973 MIAA
1975 MIAA
*1976 MIAA
*1987 MIAA
1988 MIAA

*Indicates co-championship

As a Division I FCS school[edit]

Season Conference
2010 Ohio Valley


  1. ^ 2014 media guide, p. 204.
  2. ^
  3. ^ 2014 media guide, p. 159.
  4. ^ "Bears Renew Longest Rivalry With Saturday Night's Game at Southeast". Missouri State Bears. September 18, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Series records", 2014 Southeast Missouri State Football Guide: 136 
  6. ^ Mishow, Marty (September 17, 2010). "Southeast, Southern Illinois football coaches enjoy renewed rivalry". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Southern Illinois and SE Miss State to play first football game in Busch Stadium". GamedayR. April 15, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Mishow, Marty (September 22, 2003). "Southeast bows to SIU in first football game at Busch Stadium". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "SEMO Football Set To Host Rival Murray State Saturday". Missouri Sports Redux. October 9, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Redhawks Host Rival Murray State Saturday". Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. October 7, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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