Lance Guidry does not have his contract renewed by McNeese State

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The McNeese State Cowboys did not renew the contract of head coach Lance Guidry. He was 21-12 at the school in three seasons.

He was hired by the school in December 2015. The McNeese State alum replaced Matt Viator.

“I thank Coach Guidry for his service to the university and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill said.


This season, he finished the season with a 6-5 record. He also had a 6-5 record during his first season at the school in 2016.

During the 2017 season, he finished with his best record at the school with a 9-2 mark.

The Cowboys jumped out to a 3-0 start this season, including a 20-10 win over Nicholls Colonels on September 15th at Cowboy Stadium. The team then lost to then-FBS’s No. 25 BYU Cougars 30-3 on September 22nd at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah.

After defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Abilene Christian Wildcats, the Cowboys then lost four of its last five games. The only win during this stretch was over No. 13 Central Arkansas Bears, 23-21, at Cowboy Stadium in the Red Beans and Rice Bowl.

He is 22-13 as a college football head coach. Guidry coached the Miami RedHawks to a win in the Bowl when they won 35-21 over the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on January 6th, 2011.

He also coached lost in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Central Michigan Chippewas won 24-21 over the Hilltoppers at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

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