For the Major League Baseball pitcher, see Mike Neu (baseball).
Mike Neu
Head coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-12-29) December 29, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Career information
College: Ball State
Undrafted in 1994
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Calgary Stampeders (1995)
 As coach:
* Ball State (GA) (1994)
Career highlights and awards
* MAC Most Valuable Player (1993)
Completions     3
Attempts     4
Yards     22
Touchdowns     1
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Michael David Neu (born December 29, 1970) is the head coach of the Ball State Cardinals football team at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Before taking that position in January 2016, he was the quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Previously he was a quarterback in the Arena Football League and head coach of the New Orleans VooDoo. Neu has 3 children; Graycen (17), Carson (16), and Chase (7). His family always attends football games to cheer him on, such as his mother Gwyndoline, nieces Josie, Randee and Lacie, and his 8 brothers and sisters.

Neu was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended high school at Perry Meridian High School, and graduated from Ball State. In 1993, Neu was named the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year.[1]

In the Arena Football League, he was head coach of the New Orleans VooDoo, as well as a former head coach of the defunct Carolina Cobras. He had a 13-15 record with the Cobras, and had a 32-31 record with the VooDoo. During the 2006 AFL season, while the VooDoo suspended operations for the season, he worked as a professional scout for the National Football League's New Orleans Saints.

In 2014, Neu left his job as quarterbacks coach with the Tulane Green Wave football team, to take the same position with the Saints.[2]

On January 7, 2016, Neu was announced as the new head coach at Ball State, filling the position most recently held by Pete Lembo.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing
Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference) (2016–present)
2016 Ball State 4–8 1–7 6th (West)
2017 Ball State 2–10 0–8 6th (West)
2018 Ball State 4–8 3–5 5th (West)
2019 Ball State 0–1 5th (West)
Ball State: 10–27 4–20
Total: 10–27
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won LostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
AUG2000 1330.8131st in AF2 American Conference 1 1 .500 Lost to Tennessee Valley Vipers in Semifinals.
AUG Total1330.813 1 1 .500
AF2 Total1330.813 1 1 .500
CAR2001 010.0003rd in AFL Eastern Division 0 1 .000 Lost to Indiana Firebirds in Wild Card Round.
CAR2002 680.4292nd in AFL Southern Division 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Quarterfinals.
CAR Total690.400 1 2 .333
NO2004 1150.6881st in AFL Southern Division 0 1 .000 Lost to Colorado Crush in Quarterfinals.
NO2005 970.5624th in AFL Southern Division
NO2007 5110.3134th in AFL Southern Division
NO2008 880.500T-3rd in AFL Southern Division
NO Total33310.516 0 1 .000
AFL Total39400.494 1 3 .250
Total52430.547 2 4 .333


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