Lance Guidry, a coach for the Tulane football program, has been hired by Mario Cristobal and the Miami Hurricanes to be the program’s new defensive coordinator, sources told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
What a heist by Mario Cristobal and the Miami football program. Lance Guidry, 51, had just been hired by Tulane to be their defensive coordinator and was announced by the university on January 17.
Now, the ex-Marshall defensive coordinator, who spent the last two seasons with the Thundering Herd, will occupy the same role on Miami’s staff.
Known as an aggressive coach, Lance Guidry helped the Marshall defense finish eighth in the country in total defense in 2022, while surrendering the seventh-lowest points per game total in the nation.
One of Guidry’s defining moments from the 2022 campaign was helping Marshall upset Notre Dame.
A graduate of McNeese State, Guidry was a member of the Cowboys’ coaching staff for 12 years in four separate stints. The newly hired Miami defensive coordinator has been in the coaching game since 1994.
His extensive experience will serve him well, as the Miami football defense is in need a facelift after a season that saw them finish just 5-7 in Mario Cristobal’s first year as head coach.
The Hurricanes defense surrendered just under 27 points per game and over 375 yards of total offense in 2022.
Kevin Steele, Miami football’s defensive coordinator in 2022, recently left the program for the same role with Alabama.
Now, Lance Guidry will be tasked with returning the Miami football defense to its past glory.
Now, Cristobal will have to turn his attention to finding a new offensive coordinator.