Maxie Lambright

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Maxie Lambright
Biographical details
Born(1924-06-23)June 23, 1924
McComb, Mississippi
DiedJanuary 28, 1980(1980-01-28) (aged 55)
Ruston, Louisiana
Playing career
1946–1948Mississippi Southern
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955Winona SS (MS)
1956–1958Bolton HS (LA)
1959–1966Mississippi Southern / Southern Miss (OB)
1967–1978Louisiana Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1970–1978Louisiana Tech
Head coaching record
Overall95–36–2 (college)
Tournaments4–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 NCAA Division II (1973)
1 GSC (1969)
6 SLC: (1971–1974, 1977–1978)
University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (1974)
Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (1984)
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (1986)

Maxie Thomas Lambright (June 23, 1924 – January 28, 1980) was the head coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team from 1967 to 1978 and the Louisiana Tech University athletic director from 1970 to 1978. He led Louisiana Tech to three Division II National Championships and seven conference championships. Lambright coached the legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Lambright played college football at Southern Miss from 1946 to 1948 and graduated in 1949 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

A native of McComb, Mississippi, Lambright later coached from 1955 to 1958 at Bolton High School in Alexandria, Louisiana. In the 1959 season, he joined the staff at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.[1]

Maxie Lambright is a member of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and the University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 1974).

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Gulf States Conference) (1967–1970)
1967 Louisiana Tech 3–7 0–5 6th
1968 Louisiana Tech 9–2 3–2 T–2nd W Grantland Rice
1969 Louisiana Tech 8–2 5–0 1st L Grantland Rice
1970 Louisiana Tech 2–8 0–5 6th
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Southland Conference) (1971–1978)
1971 Louisiana Tech 9–2 4–1 1st W Pioneer
1972 Louisiana Tech 12–0 5–0 1st W Grantland Rice
1973 Louisiana Tech 12–1 5–0 1st W Pioneer, W Camellia
1974 Louisiana Tech 11–1 5–0 1st L Pioneer
1975 Louisiana Tech 8–2 4–1 2nd
1976 Louisiana Tech 6–5 2–3 T–4th
1977 Louisiana Tech 9–1–2 4–0–1 1st W Independence
1978 Louisiana Tech 6–5 4–1 1st L Independence
Louisiana Tech: 95–36–2 41–18–1
Total: 95–36–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Lions Slate Lambright", Minden Press-Herald, Minden, Louisiana, August 8, 1977, p. 1

Further reading[edit]

  • Van Thyn, Nico (December 16, 2016). "One Louisiana Tech legend followed another". Retrieved February 13, 2017.

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