Larry Kueck
Larry  Kueck

Freer, Texas

Offensive Coordinator

Recruiting Area:
East Texas

In his second stint as Lamar's offensive coordinator, Larry Kueck is entering his 29th season of coaching, and his offense is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. In 2013 Kueck helped orchestrate one of the most prolific offenses in school history, an offense that set numerous team and individual records.

The Cardinals scored nearly 34 points per game, and averaged better than 423 yards of total offense. Kueck's offense produced stars at every position as Lamar had its quarterback, a running back, receiver and an offensive lineman recognized on the postseason all-conference teams.

Junior Caleb Berry recorded the best season for a quarterback in program history under Kueck's direction. He finished the season setting single-season school records for completions, passing yards, touchdown passes and yards of total offense. Berry was joined in the record breaking session by sophomore receiver Reggie Begelton and freshman running back Kade Harrington. Begelton led the Southland, and set a new school record, with his 82 receptions this season, while Harrington posted the freshman rushing mark on his way to SLC Freshman of the Year honors.

In just three seasons since his return to Beaumont, Kueck's offenses have produced 11 All-Southland performers, including an SLC Freshman and Newcomer of the Year.

During his first tenure in Beaumont, the Lamar passing game also posted school records, recording the previous benchmark for single-season passing yards. 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.

Prior to returning to the Texas high school ranks, Kueck spent six seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Marshall. 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, Bryon Leftwich threw for 4,268 yards and 30 touchdowns with Kueck guiding the offense. The following season, junior Stan Hill set a school record by completing 69.6 percent of his pass attempts.

Prior to his return 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.


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Caleb Berry returns for his senior season following record-setting junior campaign


Lamar Football Camp - Quarterbacks

Lamar will have a new signal caller under center for 2012


Lamar Football Camp - Wide Receivers

New WR coach Kevin Barbay has a talented group to work with




The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.


Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.


Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.


Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com

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