|Date of birth:December 29, 1970|
|Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana|
|College: Ball State|
|Undrafted in 1994|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* Calgary Stampeders (1995)
| As coach:|
* Ball State (GA) (1994)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* MAC Most Valuable Player (1993)|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
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.
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.
Head coaching recordEdit
|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)|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|AUG||2000||13||3||0||.813||1st in AF2 American Conference||1||1||.500||Lost to Tennessee Valley Vipers in Semifinals.|
|CAR||2001||0||1||0||.000||3rd in AFL Eastern Division||0||1||.000||Lost to Indiana Firebirds in Wild Card Round.|
|CAR||2002||6||8||0||.429||2nd in AFL Southern Division||1||1||.500||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Quarterfinals.|
|NO||2004||11||5||0||.688||1st in AFL Southern Division||0||1||.000||Lost to Colorado Crush in Quarterfinals.|
|NO||2005||9||7||0||.562||4th in AFL Southern Division||–||–||–||–|
|NO||2007||5||11||0||.313||4th in AFL Southern Division||–||–||–||–|
|NO||2008||8||8||0||.500||T-3rd in AFL Southern Division||–||–||–||–|
- ↑ "New Orleans VooDoo Coach Mike Neu to be inducted into Ball State Hall of Fame". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. December 30, 2004. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3112730. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
- ↑ Tammy Nunez (February 4, 2014). "New Orleans Saints confirm Tulane QB coach Mike Neu headed back to Saints as QB coach". www.nola.com. NOLA Media Group. http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/2014/02/tulane_qb_coach_mike_neu_heade.html. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
- ↑ Dakota Crawford, "Ball State names Mike Neu head football coach", Indianapolis Star, January 7, 2016.
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