In his second stint as Lamar's offensive coordinator, Larry Kueck is entering his 29th season of coaching, and his offensive 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 2014 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.