Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Southeast Missouri State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 11,015 seat Houck Stadium. They are coached by Tom Matukewicz.
|Southeast Missouri State Redhawks|
|Athletic director||Brady Barke|
|Head coach||Tom Matukewicz|
5th season, 24–34 (.414)
|Location||Cape Girardeau, Missouri|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|All-time record||431–481–36 (.474)|
|Conference titles||1 (FCS) 17 (D-II)|
|Colors||Red and Black|
Southeast Missouri State first competed in football in 1904. In 1912, the school joined the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), which later joined the NCAA as a Division II conference. The football team had its first known head coach, J.F. Corleux, in 1915. Corleux remained head coach until 1929.
- 1952–1957: NAIA
- 1958–1972: NCAA College Division
- 1973–1990: NCAA Division II
- 1991–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
|Season||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1937||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Emmett Stuber||9–0||5–0|
|1942†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Emmett Stuber||4–2–1||3–1|
|1946||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Emmett Stuber||8–0–1||5–0|
|1955||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||9–0||5–0|
|1957||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||6–2–1||4–0–1|
|1958||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||7–1–1||5–0|
|1959||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||7–2||5–0|
|1962||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||7–3||5–0|
|1967||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kenneth Knox||8–2||5–0|
|1968||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Tom Thrower||6–4||5–0|
|1969†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Tom Thrower||8–2||4–1|
|1973||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Jim Lohr||6–4||5–1|
|1975||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Jim Lohr||7–4||6–0|
|1976†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Jim Lohr||7–3–1||4–1–1|
|1977†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Jim Lohr||7–3–1||4–1–1|
|1987†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Bob Smith||6–4–1||4–0–1|
|1988†||Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Bill Maskill||6–4||5–1|
|2010||Ohio Valley Conference||Tony Samuel||9–3||7–1|
FCS Playoffs resultsEdit
The Redhawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs two times with an overall record of 1–2.
|2010||Second Round||Eastern Washington||L 17–37|
Another rivalry is with Southern Illinois. The annual series between the schools went on hiatus after 2005 and resumed in 2010. In 2013, the two schools played in a game called the College Classic, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. In the first-ever football game held at Busch, Southern Illinois won 36-19. In 2014, the rivalry game was played at SIU's stadium in Carbondale, Illinois, and Southern Illinois won 50-23. Southeast Missouri State leads the series 39–35–8 as of 2014.
Notable former playersEdit
|Dan Connolly||2001–2005||Offensive tackle|
|Kenneth Dement||1951–1955||Offensive tackle/Defensive tackle|
|Ray Goodson||2001–2004||Tight End|
|Willie Ponder||1999–2002||Wide receiver|
|Angel Rubio||1993–1997||Defensive tackle|
|Drew Forbes||2015-2019||Offensive Guard|
Current coaching staffEdit
|Tom Matukewicz||Head Coach|
|Bryce Saia||Defensive Coordinator/Secondary|
|Jeromy McDowell||Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks|
|Matt Martin||Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers|
|Justin Drudik||Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator|
|Jerone Williams||Defensive Line|
|Joe Uhls||Tight Ends|
|Tyler French||Inside Linebackers|
|Ben Blake||Offensive Line|
|Brandon Jackson||Running Backs|
|Mac Robinson||Offensive Assistant|
|Brayden Herdic||Special Teams Assistant|
|Brett Blackman||Director of Operations/Equipment Manager|
|Jason Zerbach||Head Strength & Conditioning Coach|
Future non-conference opponentsEdit
Announced schedules as of November 15, 2018.
|vs Southern Illinois||at Ole Miss||at Missouri||at Iowa State||at Missouri|
|at Montana State||at Southern Illinois|
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- 2014 media guide, p. 204.
- 2014 media guide, p. 159.
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- 2019 Football Coaching Staff, retrieved May 31, 2019
- "Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.