Nelson Stokley

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Nelson Stokley
Biographical details
Born(1944-03-12)March 12, 1944
Kenedy, Texas
DiedJune 10, 2010(2010-06-10) (aged 66)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Playing career
1965–1967LSU
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968LSU (GA)
1969–1971LSU (freshmen)
1972–1978Virginia Tech (QB)
1980–1985Clemson (OC)
1986–1998Southwestern Louisiana
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1988–1992Southwestern Louisiana
Head coaching record
Overall62–80–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Big West (1993)

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]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1986–1992)
1986 Southwestern Louisiana 6–5
1987 Southwestern Louisiana 6–5
1988 Southwestern Louisiana 6–5
1989 Southwestern Louisiana 7–4
1990 Southwestern Louisiana 5–6
1991 Southwestern Louisiana 2–8–1
1992 Southwestern Louisiana 2–9
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Big West Conference) (1993–1995)
1993 Southwestern Louisiana 8–3 5–1 T–1st
1994 Southwestern Louisiana 6–5 5–1 2nd
1995 Southwestern Louisiana 6–5 4–2 2nd
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1996–1998)
1996 Southwestern Louisiana 5–6
1997 Southwestern Louisiana 1–10
1998 Southwestern Louisiana 2–9
Southwestern Louisiana: 62–80–1 14–4
Total: 62–80–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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