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Sun Belt Football Welcomes UL Lafayette's New Head Coach

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Sun Belt Conference welcomes a new UL Lafayette football head coach heading into the 2022 season.

Michael Desormeaux was named Louisiana’s 27th head football coach on Dec. 5, 2021.

A record-setting quarterback for Louisiana from 2005-08, Desormeaux has been on the Ragin’ Cajuns staff for the last six seasons and served as the co-offensive coordinator during the 2021 campaign in which the team won its fourth-consecutive Sun Belt West Division title and its first outright Sun Belt championship in program history.

As a player, Desormeaux passed for 3,893 yards and 23 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,843 yards and 16 scores. He was a three-time All-Sun Belt selection as an all-purpose performer, before being named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 after throwing for 1,876 yards and rushing for 1,035 yards. He became the eighth quarterback in NCAA history to post back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, after rushing for 1,141 yards as a junior in 2007.

He won his first game as the Ragin’ Cajuns head coach, defeating future conference foe Marshall, 36-21, in the 2021 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

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