Southeastern Louisiana Lions football

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Southeastern Louisiana Lions
2014 Southeastern Louisiana Lions football team
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First season 1930 (1930)
Athletic director Jay Artigues
Head coach Ron Roberts
2nd year, 16–9 (.640)
Home stadium Strawberry Stadium
Stadium capacity 7,408
Stadium surface Artificial
Location Hammond, LA
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 310–283–17 (.522)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 8
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Current uniform
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Colors

Green and Gold

          
Marching band Spirit Of The Southland
Rivals Northwestern State
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Website LionSports.net
For information on all Southeastern Louisiana University sports, see Southeastern Louisiana Lions

The Southeastern Louisiana Lions football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Southeastern Louisiana University located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. Southeastern Louisiana's first football team was fielded in 1930. The team plays its home games at the 7,408 seat Strawberry Stadium in Hammond, Louisiana. The Lions are coached by Ron Roberts.

History[edit]

When the program was restarted again in 2003, after an 18 year hiatus, Hal Mumme, formerly the head coach at the University of Kentucky, was hired as head coach. Mumme became the 12th head coach in program history. Upon its return, SLU decided to compete at the NCAA Division I-AA level. The team finished its first season 5–7 and posted a 7–4 mark in 2004. The program posted a 51–17 win over #6 McNeese State and entered the Top 25 in the national I-AA rankings. Southeastern Louisiana ranked first among NCAA Division I-AA teams in total offense per game (537.1 yards) and passing offense per game (408 yards) in 2003.

After receiving an invitation from the Southland Conference for the football program to join, the conference where the rest of SLU's sports competed, it began conference play in 2005 - where it remains a current member today.

In 2012, Ron Roberts took over as head coach for the Lions and led them to a 5–6 record. The Lions finished the season with a 5-–2 record in conference play, which was the best conference record the Lions had posted in the Southland since joining in 2005. The following year the Lions posted an 11–3 overall record. The lions were led at quarterback by Oregon transfer Bryan Bennett. The Lions finished with a perfect 7–0 record in conference play and earned their-first ever trip to the NCAA Division 1 playoffs. The Lions earned a first round bye. In the second round, the Lions faced Sam Houston State in a rematch of the regular season game played between the two in which Southeastern won 34–21. Quarterback Bryan Bennett led a late game winning drive to give the Lions a 30–29 thrilling victory. The Lions lost to the New Hampshire Wildcats in the quarterfinals 20–17. Bennett was first team all-Conference in 2013. Placekicker Seth Sebastian and kickoff returner Xavier Roberson won 2013 FCS Awards from College Football Performance Awards for the top positional performances.[1]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
1930 N/A Independent N/A 5 2 3 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A R. Norval Garrett -
1931 N/A Independent N/A 6 2 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1932 N/A Independent N/A 8 3 5 0 .375 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1933 N/A Independent N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1934 N/A Independent N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1935 N/A Independent N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1936 N/A Independent N/A 8 7 0 1 .938 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1937 N/A Independent N/A 11 8 2 1 .773 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A A. L. Swanson -
1938 N/A Independent N/A 10 4 4 2 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Lloyd Stovall -
1939 N/A Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Lloyd Stovall -
1940 N/A Independent N/A 10 3 6 1 .350 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Lloyd Stovall -
1941 N/A Independent N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jesse Fatheree -
1942 N/A Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Arthur Morton -
1943 No team Due To World War II
1944 No team Due To World War II
1945 No team Due To World War II
1946 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 9 9 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ned McGehee -
1947 N/A Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference N/A 9 3 5 1 .389 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ned McGehee -
1948 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 3 6 1 .350 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ned McGehee -
1949 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 4 5 1 .450 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ned McGehee -
1950 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ned McGehee -
1951 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1952 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 2 1 .722 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1953 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1954 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 9 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1955 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1956 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1957 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 2 6 1 .278 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1958 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1959 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1960 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 9 1 0 .900 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1961 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 9 1 0 .900 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1962 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1963 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1964 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Stan Galloway -
1965 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1966 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1967 N/A Gulf States N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1968 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1969 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1970 N/A Gulf States N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1971 II Mid-South N/A 11 0 11 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Pat Kenelly -
1972 II Gulf South N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Roland Dale -
1973 II Gulf South N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Roland Dale -
1974 II Gulf South N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1975 II Gulf South N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1976 II Gulf South N/A 11 9 1 1 .864 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1977 II Gulf South N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1978 II Gulf South N/A 11 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1979 II Division II Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Billy Brewer -
1980 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 10 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1981 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1982 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1983 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1984 I-AA Gulf Star N/A 11 2 8 1 .227 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1985 I-AA Gulf Star N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Oscar Lofton -
1986 No team
1987 No team
1988 No team
1989 No team
1990 No team
1991 No team
1992 No team
1993 No team
1994 No team
1995 No team
1996 No team
1997 No team
1998 No team
1999 No team
2000 No team
2001 No team
2002 No team
2003 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 12 5 7 0 .417 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Hal Mumme -
2004 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Hal Mumme -
2005 I-AA Southland N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 6 2 4 0 .333 N/A Dennis Roland -
2006 FCS Southland N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 6 1 5 0 .167 N/A Dennis Roland -
2007 FCS Southland N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 7 2 5 0 .286 N/A Mike Lucas -
2008 FCS Southland N/A 12 5 7 0 .417 7 2 5 0 .286 N/A Mike Lucas -
2009 FCS Southland N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 7 4 3 0 .571 4th Mike Lucas -
2010 FCS Southland N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 7 1 6 0 .143 T-7th Mike Lucas -
2011 FCS Southland N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 7 1 6 0 .143 7th Mike Lucas -
Totals 610 310 283 17 .522 47 13 34 0 .277

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Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1946 Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference Ned McGehee 9-0-0  ?
1952 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Stan Galloway 6-1-2  ?
1953 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Stan Galloway 6-3-0  ?
1954 Gulf States Conference Stan Galloway 9-0-0  ?
1956 Gulf States Conference Stan Galloway 6-3-0  ?
1960 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Stan Galloway 9-1-0  ?
1961 Gulf States Conference (Co-Championship) Stan Galloway 9-1-0  ?
Total conference championships 7

Rivalries[edit]

Inactive rivalry[edit]

Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns[edit]

Main article: Cypress Mug

The Cypress Mug was the turned, polished mahogany mug awarded to the winner of the Southwestern–Southeastern football game.[4]

UL Lafayette–Southeastern Louisiana: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting Southeastern wins Southeastern losses Ties Win %
39 November 11, 1930 (lost 0–13) September 12, 1981 (won 42–33) 17 19 3 43.6%

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Title
Ron Roberts Head Coach
E.K. Franks Associate Head Coach
Pete Golding Assistant Coach
Brandon Lacy Recruiting Coordinator
Travis Mikel Assistant Coach
Sean O'Sullivan Assistant Coach
Chet Pobolish Assistant Coach
Karl Scott Assistant Coach
Greg Stevens Assistant Coach
Tyronee Williams Assistant Coach

[5]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2014 2015
vs Jacksonville at Ohio
vs Southern Utah
at Tulane
at Southeast Missouri State

References[edit]

External links[edit]