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Lou Desloges
Lou Desloges
Title: Defensive Tackles Coach
Previous College: Southern Conn '69
    

            Lou Desloges is entering his 33rd season with Plymouth State football after holding various roles since first joining the program as an assistant in 1976. In 1986 he was promoted to head coach, a position he filled through the conclusion of the 1992 season. Desloges experienced immediate success atop the program, guiding the team to a 29-4-1 (.868) mark over his first three seasons, capturing three New England Football Conference (NEFC) Championships and earning berths in the ECAC North Bowl championship game each year.

            Between the 1987 and 1988 seasons his teams won a program record 20 consecutive contests, a mark that still stands today. Included in the streak was the program's first win over a New York team, Ithaca College, in the 1987 ECAC North Bowl game.

            In his seven years as head coach, Desloges would compile a 55-15-3 (.774) mark while leading the team to five ECAC appearances, including the 1987 title, and four NEFC championships. The 55 career wins stood as the most in program history until current head coach, Paul Castonia, surpassed the mark in 2016.

            Desloges left Plymouth State following the 1992 season and enjoyed stints as an assistant at Bethany College (W. Va.) and Dartmouth College, before returning to the sidelines of Currier Field in 2001. Since his return he has worked primarily with the defensive line, while also spending time as the running backs coach.

            In July of 2018 Desloges was selected for induction into the Plymouth State Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 20, 2018.