Les DeVall
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1919-05-02)May 2, 1919
Ellisville, Mississippi
DiedAugust 27, 2008(2008-08-27) (aged 89)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Playing career
Position(s)Blocking back
Head coaching record
Overall75–32–2 (college football)
6–2 (college baseball)
84–13–2 (junior college football)
Accomplishments and honors
4 GSC Coach of the Year (1957, 1961, 1963, 1965)
GSC Coach of the Year (1957, 1961, 1963)

Leslie Coombs DeVall Jr. (May 2, 1919 – August 27, 2008) was an American football player and coach.

He played college football at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1940 and 1941 as a blocking back.[1]

DeVall began his coaching career as the head football coach at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi and served as the head coach at William Carey University during the only two years (1954 and 1955) that the school offered football. He also served as William Carey's baseball coach for one season.[2] DeVall was the head football coach at Louisiana College in Alexandria, Louisiana for one season before serving in the same role for nine seasons at McNeese State University.[3]

DeVall died away in 2008.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
William Carey Crusaders () (1954–1955)
1954 William Carey
1955 William Carey
William Carey: 11–4
Louisiana College Wildcats () (1956)
1956 Louisiana College 6–4–1
Louisiana College: 6–4–1
McNeese State Cowboys (Gulf States Conference) (1957–1965)
1957 McNeese State 8–2 4–1 T–1st
1958 McNeese State 5–5 2–3 T–4th
1959 McNeese State 6–3 2–3 T–3rd
1960 McNeese State 7–3 3–2 T–3rd
1961 McNeese State 7–2 4–1 T–1st
1962 McNeese State 6–2–1 3–2 2nd W Golden Isles Bowl
1963 McNeese State 8–0 5–0 1st
1964 McNeese State 6–3 3–2 3rd
1965 McNeese State 5–4 4–1 T–1st
McNeese State: 58–24–1 30–15
Total: 75–32–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


External linksEdit

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