New McNeese Football Lance Guidry took to the podium on Friday and announced his new coaching staff and the Cowboys 2016 football schedule.

Guidry takes over the helm from legendary McNeese football coach Matt Viator who vacated the spot in December to go to the Univeristy of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).

Guidry didn't waste much time hiring some new coaches and boy did he as he hired some of McNeese's footballs past greats.   Guidry announced the hiring of three of the greatest players to ever play at Cowboy Stadium in Kerry Joesph, Zack Bronson and Charlie Ayro.  All three coaches are in the McNeese Football Hall of Fame.

He also announced the 2016 upcoming football season which includes a big I-10 rival game against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on September 10th in Lafayette.

The Cowboys will have six home games this year and play 11 games overall in 2016.  Here is the 2016 McNeese Football Schedule:

2016 Football Schedule
Sept. 3              Tarleton State
Sept. 10            at Louisiana-Lafayette
Sept. 17            *Stephen F. Austin
Sept. 24            *at Incarnate Word
Oct. 1               *Nicholls
Oct. 8               *at Southeastern Louisiana
Oct. 15              *Central Arkansas
Oct. 22              *at Northwestern State
Oct. 29              *Abilene Christian
Nov. 5              *at Sam Houston State
Nov. 12              Bye Week
Nov. 19              *Lamar

* Southland Conference Games

A new coaching staff and new head coach starts a new regime at McNeese and we will see how it all shakes out when the Cowboys kickoff the season September 3rd.