Gerald Broussard is entering his 23rd season as a collegiate coach and his second as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at SFA. In his first season with the Lumberjacks, Broussard produced one of the country's more potent offenses. The 'Jacks led the SLC and finished 13th in the country in passing offense and were third in the league and 21st in the nation in total offense.
After the season, Broussard's troops were honored by the conference for their success on the field. Six 'Jacks received All-SLC recognition, including second-team selections Jerry Little, Louie Runnels and Michael Motte. Little was a two-time all-conference honoree who led an offensive line that surrendered only 16 sacks, despite throwing the ball an average of 43 times in 2005.
Broussard joined the SFA staff in January, 2005, after spending the previous three seasons at McNeese State as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. The Cowboys won or shared three straight conference titles with Broussard on the staff, and the Cowboys were the top scoring team in the SLC in 2002, averaging 31.9 points per game.
The 1984 Southwestern Louisiana graduate also made coaching stops at West Alabama, the University of Tennessee-Martin and Scottsdale Community College after spending 14 seasons on staff at UL-Lafayette. Broussard coached receivers, tight ends and the offensive line during his tenure with the Ragin' Cajuns.
At Scottsdale Community College, Broussard was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' coach for the 1999 season before moving on to UT-Martin for one season as the offensive line and strength coach. He joined the McNeese State staff in 2001.
A three-year letterwinner at USL, Broussard was voted to the First-Team All-25 Year team spanning from 1971-1995. He also is a member of the Lafayette High School Hall of Fame.
The Lafayette, La., native is married to wife, Julie, from Ville Platte, La., and they are the parents of a son, John Joseph, 14.