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Lance Guidry will be the next head coach at McNeese State

Lance Guidry

Lance Guidry will be the next head coach at McNeese State, sources confirmed to FootballScoop Tuesday. Guidry takes over for Matt Viator, who accepted the head job at Louisiana-Monroe on Monday.

Guidry served as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. He will be introduced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

In 2015, Guidry helped McNeese State post a perfect regular season while claiming the school's 14th Southland Conference championship. His defense ranked 12th nationally in total defense (allowing a tick over 300 yards per game) while placing fourth in rushing defense and third in both scoring defense and red zone defense.

McNeese State represents Guidry's first full-time head coaching job, but he did serve as interim head coach at Miami (Ohio) in 2010 and Western Kentucky in 2012. A McNeese State graduate, Guidry launched his coaching career as a Cowboys GA in 1994, then returned as defensive coordinator from 2000-04 and returned again in 2013.

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