Mark Hudspeth

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Mark Hudspeth
Hudspeth at the 2015 Sun Belt Media Day
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Louisiana–Lafayette
Conference Sun Belt


Annual salary $950,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1968-11-10) November 10, 1968 (age 47)
Louisville, Mississippi
Playing career
1987–1991 Delta State
Position(s) Safety, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993 Central Arkansas (GA)
1994 Nicholls State (WR/TE)
1995 Nicholls State (RB)
1996–1997 Winston Academy
1998 Central Arkansas (DB)
1999–2000 Delta State (OC)
2001 Navy (OC)
2002–2008 North Alabama
2009–2010 Mississippi State (WR/PGC)
2011–present Louisiana–Lafayette
Head coaching record
Overall 97–45 (college)
25–1 (high school)
Bowls 3–0
Tournaments 8–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors

Conference Titles

Head Coach

Non Head Coach

National Titles

  • 1 (Non-Head Coach) NCAA Division II Championship (2000)

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[2]. 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[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 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
2015 Louisiana–Lafayette 4–8 3–5 T–5th
2016 Louisiana–Lafayette 0–0 0–0
Louisiana–Lafayette: 31–24 21–12
Total: 97–45
      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.[4]


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