Hudspeth at the 2015 Sun Belt Media Day
November 10, 1968 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1992–1993||Central Arkansas (GA)|
|1994||Nicholls State (WR/TE)|
|1995||Nicholls State (RB)|
|1998||Central Arkansas (DB)|
|1999–2000||Delta State (OC)|
|2009–2010||Mississippi State (WR/PGC)|
|Head coaching record|
25–1 (high school)
|Tournaments||8–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Non Head Coach
Mark Hudspeth (born November 10, 1968) is the current head football coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, often referred to by the nickname Louisiana or Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. 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 in 2011, all of Louisiana's wins were vacated due to self-imposed penalties stemming from the NCAA's investigation of major violations under Hudspeth. Since then, Hudspeth led the Cajuns to three consecutive seasons finishing with 9-4 records and wins in the New Orleans Bowl.
Hudspeth is married to Tyla McConnell and has three sons and one daughter.
Head coaching record
|North Alabama Lions (Gulf South Conference) (2002–2008)|
|2003||North Alabama||13–1||9–0||1st||L NCAA Division II Semifinal|
|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|
|Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2011–present)|
|2011||Louisiana–Lafayette||0–4*||0–2*||3rd* (vacated)||V New Orleans* (vacated)|
|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|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
* The Ragin Cajuns voluntarily vacated all 9 wins from 2011, including the New Orleans Bowl, due to alleged major NCAA violations.
- "Proper Use of the University's Name". University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- "Exam fraud, recruit payments among NCAA accusations against the Cajuns , ex-assistant coach David Saunders". The Baton Rouge Advocate. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.