It was made official last night!   The McNeese athletic department has named Sterlin Gilbert the new head coach of the McNeese football program.

Gilbert becomes only the 16th head football coach in the schools history.

Gilbert was the offensive coordinator at the University of South Florida for the past two years under head coach Charlie Strong.

Sterlin Gilbert New MCNeese Football Head Coach (Photo provided by Matt Bonnette MSU)

According to Matt Bonnette with MSU,

Gilbert guided the Bulls’ offense to a top 25 ranking in eight NCAA statistical categories in his first season, including sixth in total offense (513.0 ypg), eighth in rushing (264.1 ypg) and 10th in scoring (38.3 ppg).

Gilbert has also coached in the Texas Longhorns program, Tulsa, Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois.

McNeese Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill will introduce Gilbert at a press conference this Friday morning December 7th at 11 a.m. in the EndZone Room in the Jack V. Doland Field house. The public is invited to attend.