Nelson Stokley

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Nelson Stokley
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1944-03-12)March 12, 1944
Kenedy, Texas
Died June 10, 2010(2010-06-10) (aged 66)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Playing career
1965–1967 LSU
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968 LSU (GA)
1969–1971 LSU (Freshmen)
1972–1978 Virginia Tech (QB)
1979–1985 Clemson (OC)
1986–1998 Southwestern Louisiana
Head coaching record
Overall 62–80–1

Nelson Stokley (March 12, 1944 – June 5, 2010[1]) was an American football quarterback and head coach. Stokley attended Louisiana State University from 1965 to 1967 and helped lead the LSU Tigers to victories in the 1966 Cotton Bowl and the 1968 Sugar Bowl.[2] Stokley was the head coach of the Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns from 1986 to 1998 and led the team to a 62–80–1 record.[3]

Stokley was also the quarterbacks coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 1974 to 1978 and the offensive coordinator for the Clemson Tigers from 1979 to 1985.[4][5]

His son, Brandon Stokley, played in the National Football League (NFL).[6]