The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
Larry Kueck, who served as coach Ray Alborn's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Lamar from 1986-89, is in his second year with the program in the same capacity.
Kueck brings 28 years of collegiate coaching experience to Lamar, including nearly 20 years as an offensive coordinator. He has spent the last four years coaching high school football in Texas, but is returning to the college level where he has enjoyed a great amount of success.
During his first tenure in Beaumont, the Lamar passing game put up the most prolific numbers in school history. Kueck helped guide quarterback John Evans to school records for single-season and career passing yards. Evans also set the school record for career touchdown passes with Kueck directing Lamar's offense.
Prior to returning to the Texas high school ranks, Kueck spent six seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Marshall University. It was his second stint at the school as he spent the 1996 season with the Thundering Herd, helping Marshall to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) national title with a 15-0 record. In his first season back with the Thundering Herd in 2002, Kueck helped the team to an 11-2 record and a 38-15 win over Louisville in the GMAC Bowl.
As a senior that year, Byron Leftwich threw for 4,268 yards and 30 touchdowns with Kueck guiding the offense. The following year, junior Stan Hill set a school record by completing 69.6 percent of his pass attempts.
Prior to returning to Marshall, Kueck spent two years as the offensive coordinator at SMU and three in the same position at Southern Mississippi.
While in Hattiesburg, Kueck helped the Golden Eagles to a pair of Conference USA titles and three bowl appearances. Kueck helped quarterback Lee Roberts break Brett Favre's USM records for passing yards and touchdowns in a season.
Kueck, whose first job in college football was as the offensive line coach at Southwest Oklahoma, also served as the offensive coordinator at Mississippi in 1994. He also has stops at Pacific, Texas Tech, Sam Houston State and Rice.
Kueck earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin in 1975 and a master's degree a year later. He was a three-year letterwinner for the Lumberjacks on the offensive line, and was an honorable mention selection in both 1973 and 1974 in the Lone Star Conference. Kueck and his wife Rhonda have two daughters, Megan and Cara.