Oscar Lofton

Oscar Lofton
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1938-04-21) April 21, 1938
McCall Creek, Mississippi
Playing career
1960 Boston Patriots
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980-1985 Southeastern Louisiana
Head coaching record
Overall 30-34-1

Oscar W. Lofton (born April 2, 1938) is a former American football player and coach.

Professional career

Lofton played tight end for the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1960. He scored the second touchdown in franchise history on a 60-yard pass play. He was drafted for military service and missed the 1961 and 1962 seasons. He returned to play for the Patriots but suffered a hamstring injury in training camp and never played another snap in pro football.[1]

Coaching career

He was the 11th head college football coach for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions located in Hammond, Louisiana and he held that position for six seasons, from 1980 until 1985. His coaching record at Southeastern Louisiana was 30 wins, 34 losses, and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him fourth at Southeastern Louisiana in total wins and eighth at Southeastern Louisiana in winning percentage (.469).[2]

Southeastern Louisiana discontinued its football program after the conclusion of the 1985 season, but would reinstate the program in 2003 under head coach Hal Mumme.


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