Oliver Pough
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Pough in 2022
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSouth Carolina State
ConferenceMEAC
Record143–80
Playing career
1971–1974South Carolina State
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1979Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS (SC) (assistant)
1979–1988South Carolina State (assistant)
1989–1993Keenan HS (SC)
1994–1996Fairfield Central HS (SC)
1997–2002South Carolina (assistant)
2002–presentSouth Carolina State
Head coaching record
Overall143–80 (college)
Bowls1–0
Tournaments0–4 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 Black college football national (2008–2009, 2021)
8 MEAC (2004, 2008–2010, 2013–2014, 2019, 2021)
Awards
MEAC Coach of the Year (2008–2009, 2019, 2021)

Oliver "Buddy" Pough is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at South Carolina State University, a position he has held since 2002. He has led the South Carolina State Bulldogs football team to eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles, in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2021.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN# Coaches°
South Carolina State Bulldogs (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2002–present)
2002 South Carolina State 7–5 4–4 T–5th
2003 South Carolina State 8–4 5–2 T–2nd
2004 South Carolina State 9–2 6–1 T–1st 22
2005 South Carolina State 9–2 6–1 2nd 20
2006 South Carolina State 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
2007 South Carolina State 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
2008 South Carolina State 10–3 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I First Round 13 13
2009 South Carolina State 10–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I First Round 8 8
2010 South Carolina State 9–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round 16 17
2011 South Carolina State 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
2012 South Carolina State 5–6 4–4 T–6th
2013 South Carolina State 9–4 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round 25
2014 South Carolina State 8–4 6–2 T–1st
2015 South Carolina State 7–4 6–2 4th
2016 South Carolina State 5–6 5–3 T–3rd
2017 South Carolina State 3–7 2–6 T–8th
2018 South Carolina State 5–6 4–3 T–4th
2019 South Carolina State 8–3 6–2 T–2nd*
2020 South Carolina State 3–1 2–0 1st (South)
2021 South Carolina State 7–5 5–0 1st W Celebration Bowl
South Carolina State: 143–80 109–38 *conf champs in 2019 due to NCAA sanctions on Florida A&M
Total: 143–80
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