Mike Archer is a longtime Division I assistant coach who spent four years as the head coach at LSU from 1987-1990. His Tigers finished 10-1-1 in Archer’s first season in 1987, his best record as a head coach. It was LSU’s first 10-win season in more than 25 years, and the Tigers finished No. 5 in the final Associated Press poll after a victory in the Gator Bowl. LSU’s record dropped to 8-4 in 1988 but the Tigers still won the SEC with a 6-1 record in the conference. LSU ended the season with a loss in the Hall of Fame Bowl and finished No. 19 in the final AP poll.
Archer’s teams posted back-to-back losing seasons in 1989-1990 Archer was forced to resign as head coach, ending his tenure at LSU with a combined record of 27-18-1. He also served as an assistant coach in the SEC with Kentucky from 1993-1995 and again from 2003-2006.
|Defensive Assistant||Virginia Cavaliers||2014-Present|
|Defensive Coordinator||North Carolina St. Wolfpack||2007-2012|
|Defensive Coordinator||Kentucky Wildcats||2003-2006|
|Linebackers Coach||Pittsburgh Steelers||1996-2002|
|Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs Coach/Linebackers Coach||Kentucky Wildcats||1995|
|Defensive Backs/Linebackers Coach||Kentucky Wildcats||1993-1994|
|Linebackers Coach||Virginia Cavaliers||1991-1992|
|Head Coach||LSU Tigers||1987-1990|
|Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach||LSU Tigers||1985-1986|
|Defensive Backs Coach||LSU Tigers||1984|
|Defensive Backs Coach||Miami Hurricanes||1979-1983|
|Assistant Coach||Miami Hurricanes||1978|
|Graduate Assistant||Miami Hurricanes||1976-1977|
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