Miami football hires Lance Guidry as defensive coordinator

Lance Guidry, pictured at McNeese State University. Photo has been cropped from the original image. Photo credit: Adapted from Summer Richard-Boudreaux, CC BY 1.0

Former Tulane and Marshall defensive coordinator Lance Guidry has been hired as Miami’s next defensive coordinator.

CaneSport first reported the hiring.

Guidry, a Louisiana native, was previously named defensive coordinator at Tulane in mid-January 2023 when he was hired from his previous position at Marshall for the 2022-23 season. He now finds himself taking a detour from New Orleans to Coral Gables.

His hiring comes days after former Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Steele accepted an offer to be the defensive coordinator at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban. With Guidry now leading the defense, Miami brings in a coach with a litany of experience.

Guidry previously served at numerous schools as a position coach and defensive coordinator. His first stint in college came at his alma mater, McNeese State, where he served as the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator before later serving as the defensive backs coach at Miami (Ohio) during its 2010 Mid-American Conference championship season.

He later continued his career by coaching defensive positions at numerous schools, including Western Kentucky, Southeastern Louisiana, Florida Atlantic and most recently, Marshall.

With Marshall during the 2021-22 season, Guidry’s defense was third nationally in yards allowed per play and first in third-down defense.