One of the brightest and most innovative young coaches in college football, assistant head coach Kevin Fouquier is in his fifth season as a member of Andy McCollum's staff at Middle Tennessee. Fouquier, who recruits south Georgia, will coach the Blue Raider defensive line for the second straight year after coaching the linebackers his previous three seasons. Fouquier also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
Fouquier, who was elevated to assistant head coach in February of 2002, came to Middle Tennessee after serving as defensive coordinator at Central Arkansas in 2000.
In his first season, Fouquier was instrumental in the development of Scotty Brown, one of the Sun Belt's top linebackers. Brown, a first team all-SBC pick, was a three-time player of the week winner and finished third in the league in sacks and 12th in total tackles.
In 2002, Fouquier had the team's top two tacklers in Sheldon Durham and Randy Arnold, and both players turned in career years. Last season, young guns Jonathan Bonner, Dennis Burke, and Alvin Fite all had career campaigns under Fouquier's tutelage.
Fouquier took over the defensive line in 2004 and promptly guided the unit to 21 of the team's school record 29 sacks, while quickly molding freshmen Sean Mosley, Erik Walden, and Antoine Owens into pass rush specialists. The trio collected 12 sacks in 2004.
He got his coaching start as a student assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette from 1985 to 1989. There he was the tight ends coach while assisting with the wide receivers and offensive line.
Fouquier spent the 1990 season as a graduate assistant at Texas-El Paso, working with wide receivers and the scout team defense. At UTEP, Fouquier was able to work with Blue Raider head coach Andy McCollum, who was the Miners' linebackers and special teams coach.
In the spring of 1991, Fouquier moved to Tuerlings High School in Lafayette, Louisiana to become the defensive coordinator.
Fouquier then moved to Texas A&M, where he assisted with the defensive line, scout team, and special teams in 1991 and 1992. In 1991, the Aggies were Southwest Conference Champions, had the No. 1 ranked defense in the country, and finished with a number five team ranking. Both seasons at Texas A&M for Fouquier ended in Cotton Bowl berths.
In 1993 and 1994, Fouquier was the defensive line coach at Sam Houston State, where he also assisted in all phases of special teams.
The former Louisiana-Lafayette walk-on then joined the staff at Louisiana Tech in 1995, where he served as defensive line coach through the 1999 season. Fouquier also added the title of recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs in 1999.
The Franklin, Louisiana, native received his bachelor's degree from USL (now Louisiana-Lafayette) in 1989, and took courses toward a master's in education at UTEP and Texas A&M.
Fouquier is married to the former Christine Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, and they have four children: Kevin, 11; Victoria, 10; Analise, 5; and Carmen-Louise, 2.