Jerry Baldwin (American football)

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Jerry Baldwin
Biographical details
Born Natchez, Mississippi
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1991 Louisiana Tech (assistant)
1992–1998 LSU (Assistant)
1999–2001 Louisiana–Lafayette
Head coaching record
Overall 6–27

Jerry L. Baldwin is an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1999 to 2001, compiling a record of 6–27. He was an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University from 1982 to 1991 and Louisiana State University from 1992 to 1998.

Baldwin fired from his job at Louisiana–Lafayette following the 2001 season. In 2007, he was awarded $2 million by a jury in civil suit over his firing. The verdict was later reversed in an appeal.[1][2] Baldwin now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is a pastor at New Living Word Ministries and the principal of New Living Word school. He also coaches their football program.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1999–2000)
1999 Louisiana–Lafayette 2–9
2000 Louisiana–Lafayette 1–10
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2001)
2001 Louisiana–Lafayette 3–8 2–4
Louisiana–Lafayette: 3–8 2–4
Total: 6–27


  1. ^ "Former Louisiana–Lafayette wins suit over firing". ESPN.
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  3. ^ Gyan Jr., Joe (July 18, 2018). "Baton Rouge judge dismisses former UL-Lafayette football coach's racial discrimination suit". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
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