MSU assistant leaves for head coaching job

Associate head coach & tight ends coach Mark Hudspeth leaving for Austin Peay

MSU assistant leaves for head coaching job
Reports: MSU assistant coach Mark Hudspeth is leaving to become the new head coach at Austin Peay. Source: MSU Athletics

STARKVILLE, MS (WLBT) - Mark Hudspeth is leaving Mississippi State for a second time for a head coaching job.

The Louisville, Mississippi native returned to Mississippi State this year to serve as associated head coach and tight ends coach, but is leaving to become the new head coach at Austin Peay.

Hudspeth first coached within the Bulldog program in 2009, joining first year head coach Dan Mullen’s staff as wide receivers coach following a successful tenure as head coach at Division-II North Alabama. He led the lions to the D-II national semifinals twice.

Hudspeth became the head coach of the Louisiana-Lafayette in 2011, and led the Ragin' Cajuns to five bowl appearances in seven seasons.

Austin Peay is a Football Championship Subdivision team located in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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