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Carey Bailey
Carey Bailey

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
Third Season

Recruiting Areas:
Dallas Metroplex, Houston

Former University of Tennessee standout Carey Bailey is in his third season as defensive line coach at Lamar University.

The former head coach at Howard University (2007-10) brings nearly two decades of coaching experience into his position at Lamar. The Cardinals defensive line gained a ton of recognition not only in the Southland Conference, but across the country last season. Senior end Jesse Dickson became one of the most imposing forces in the country under Bailey's guidance. Dickson finished the season ranked among the league's top 10 in tackles, tied for third in sacks and was second in tackles for losses.

National publications began to take notice of Dickson's work on the field. Shortly after receiving first-team All-Southland honors, Dickson was named the SLC Defensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness. He followed that up by becoming Lamar's first All-America selection since it resurrected the program.

Between Dickson, and classmate Mark Murrill at the other end, the Cardinals had one of the more dominant one-two punches that has come through the Southland in a long time. The duo combined to recorded 119 total tackles, 25 tackles for losses, 7.5 sacks and one interception in 2013. Throw in sophomore Omar Tebo (37 tackles, 6 TFLs) who fought his way into the starting lineup despite his underclassman status, and Bailey's troops presented a very imposing force.

Bailey has coached 14 players who went on to play professional football, and has coached 20 all-conference players and five All-Americans.

Prior to taking the top spot at Howard, Bailey spent two seasons as the defensive line coach at Minnesota. The Gophers played in a pair of bowl games while Bailey was on staff. Bailey also served as defensive line coach at Oklahoma State (2004) and Middle Tennessee State (2003), helping the Cowboys to the 2004 Alamo Bowl.

Bailey spent five seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette (1998-2002) coaching the defensive line, special teams and linebackers. During Bailey's tenure, the Ragin' Cajuns ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in total defense, twice led the league in punt returns and also led the conference in fumbles recovered and sacks.

His first full-time coaching job came at Virginia Military Institute where he was defensive line coach from 1995-98. Bailey also worked at West Virginia University as a graduate assistant.

While a player at Tennessee, Bailey helped the Volunteers to a pair of Southeastern Conference championships and four straight bowl appearances. As a junior, Bailey led Tennessee in sacks and tackles for loss. He earned his diploma from Tennessee in 1992.

Bailey and his wife Angela have two daughters, Evann Leigh and Leah Nicole.

04/15/2013

Crawfish Bowl set for 7 p.m. kickoff Tuesday evening

Red-White game will cap spring practices

08/10/2012

Lamar Football Camp - Defensive Line

The Cardinals return five defensive linemen for the 2012 season

07/06/2012

Carey Bailey invited to participate in Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

Bailey is taking part in the NFL's Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Program

11/23/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: MCNEESE @ LAMAR

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MCNEESE STATE @ LAMAR (BEAUMONT, TX)

11/22/2013

PREVIEW: MCNEESE @ LAMAR

PREVIEW OF THIS WEEKENDS GAME BETWEEN MCNEESE STATE & LAMAR. (BEAUMONT, TX)

11/14/2013

PREVIEW: SFA @ LAMAR

Jordan Washington takes you in depth for this weekends matchup between SFA/LAMAR. (Provost-Umphrey Stadium - Beaumont, TX)

11/09/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ NORTHWESTERN ST

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAMAR @ NORTHWESTERN STATE - NATCHITOCHES, LA

11/03/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: NICHOLLS vs. LAMAR

Beaumont, TX

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