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Mike Archer

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.

Coaching History Team Years
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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