|Born||March 12, 1944|
|Died||June 10, 2010 (aged 66)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 Big West (1993)
Nelson Stokley (March 12, 1944 – June 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback and head coach. Stokley attended Louisiana State University from 1965 to 1967 and helped lead the LSU Tigers to victories in the 1966 Cotton Bowl and the 1968 Sugar Bowl. Stokley was the head coach of the Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns from 1986 to 1998 and led the team to a 62–80–1 record.
As of the 2019 season, Stokley still remains the second winningest coach on USL/Louisiana-Lafayette/Louisiana history. (4 wins less than Russ Faulkinberry’s 66). He is also the longest serving coach in school history, along with Faulkinberry, at 13 seasons.
Head coaching record
|Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1986–1992)|
|Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Big West Conference) (1993–1995)|
|Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1996–1998)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|