Larry Kueck is now in his sixth season on the Marshall coaching staff and serves as the Thundering Herd's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
"Having coached head-to-head against Larry Kueck, it was a no-brainer to have him as our offensive coordinator," head coach Mark Snyder said. "Had Larry been at another school at the time I would have tried to hire him."
Kueck joined the Marshall staff in 1996, helping to install the offensive system still employed by the Thundering Herd. He helped the team to the Division I-AA national title and an undefeated season in 1996, while working with quarterback Eric Kresser and receiver Randy Moss.
He returned for the 2002 season as quarterbacks coach, guiding Byron Leftwich through his senior season. Under Keuck's guidance sophomore Stan Hill took over for an injured Leftwich and led the Herd past Miami in the pivotal game of the 2002 season.
In 2003, as associate offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, he helped the Herd to an 8-4 record that included a win over perennial Big 12 power Kansas State, despite losing starting quarterback Stan Hill for nearly half the season to injury. He helped Hill to the nation's second-highest quarterback rating, while both Hill and Graham Gochneaur (both juniors) finished ranked among the top 10 quarterbacks in the nation in terms of completion percentage.
During the 2004 season, Kueck tutored then seniors Hill and Gochneaur to help the Thundering Herd to its 21st consecutive non-losing season and a berth in the Fort Worth Bowl. In addition to this, Kueck served as Marshall's interim head coach following the retirement of Bob Pruett in March of 2005.
The 2005 season saw the Marshall offense experience growing pains with only a handful of returning starters and a wealth of inexperience. Despite the youth, the offensive unit under Kueck's direction produced two all-conference second-team selections in sophomores Doug Legursky and Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw also recorded an outstanding year with 997 yards rushing and nine touchdowns along with a team-high 56 catches for 381 yards.
After leaving Marshall following the 1996 season Kueck spent three years at the University of Southern Mississippi and two at Southern Methodist University.
During his three seasons in Hattiesburg he helped the Golden Eagles to a pair of Conference USA titles and three straight bowl appearances. In his first two years in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss was one of just two teams in the nation to have a 1,000-yard rusher, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 2,000-yard passer. He helped Lee Roberts break Brett Favre's school season records for passing yards and touchdown passes and helped then-sophomore Jeff Kelly to a Top 10 national finish in passing efficiency in 1999.
During his career he has helped to develop four NFL quarterbacks, one running back and four receivers, including 1998 NFL Rookie of the Year Randy Moss. Among the NFL players he has helped are Eric Kresser, Craig Whelihan, Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich, Jeff Kelly, Doug Chapman, Randy Moss, Todd Pinkston, Sherrod Gideon and Roell Preston.
Kueck was born June 1, 1951 in Freer, Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1975 with a degree in education. and earned a master's degree from SFA in 1976. He was a three-year letter winner as an offensive lineman at Stephen F. Austin and was an honorable mention All-Lonestar Conference pick in 1973 and 1974. He and wife Rhonda have two daughters, Megan and Cara, who both attend Marshall.