Southwest Louisiana
Pacific East
SW Louisiana 5 1 833
Beaumont 4 2 666
Corpus Christi 3 3 500


Southwest Louisiana Swashbucklers
900 Lakeshore Drive - 2nd Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 433-6990
Team Website
Lake Charles Civic Center
Head Coach
Kip Texada
  • Team sold and renamed from Lake Charles LandSharks after the 2004 season
  • 2004 7-7
  • 2003 12-2 playoffs
  • 2002 13-1 playoffs
  • 2001 LC LandSharks 11-3 playoffs
  • 1st NIFL season 2001
Mar. 26, 2005 Lubbock GunSlingers at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Apr. 1, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Rome Renegades
Apr. 2, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Montgomery Maulers
Apr. 9, 2005 San Angelo Stampede at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Apr. 15, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Lubbock GunSlingers
Apr. 23, 2005 Corpus Christi Hammerheads at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Apr. 30, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Odessa Roughnecks
May. 9, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Beaumont Drillers
May. 21, 2005 Wyoming Cavalry at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
May. 28, 2005 Beaumont Drillers at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Jun. 4, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at Corpus Christi Hammerheads
Jun. 11, 2005 Odessa Roughnecks at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Jun. 18, 2005 Fayetteville Guard at SW Louisiana Swashbucklers
Jul. 2, 2005 SW Louisiana Swashbucklers at San Angelo Stampede
It’s gaming and the great outdoors, culinary delights and rhythm and blues. It’s good company and quiet reflections, historical sites and luxurious accommodations. It’s a tropical climate and Southern hospitality.

Southwest Louisiana is named the “Festival Capital” of Louisiana with over 75 annual festivals from the glittering splendor of Mardi Gras to the swashbuckling days of the Contraband Days Pirate Festival, there is something going on nearly every weekend.

For the perfect family trip, group tour, reunion or full-fledged convention, it’s Southwest Louisiana and its six cities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, DeQuincy, Vinton, Iowa.

Whether your next gathering is for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy the wide range of opportunities that Southwest Louisiana has to offer. Your event can only be enhanced by the natural splendor of our region, innumerable recreational activities, a thriving arts community and a quality lifestyle that is unsurpassed.

So what are you waiting for? Come experience Southwest Louisiana, where we laissez les bons temps rouler—let the good times roll! The home of the Southwest Louisiana Swashbucklers.

To find out more information about our area visit the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at .

’89 & ’90 All Southland Conference Defensive Back
’90 Named Team Captain for McNeese State and was named MVP on Defense
’92 joined the World Football League and played for San Antonio
Later that year, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL
’93 Joined the Canadian Football League with the Sacramento Goldminers
’94 Played for the Shreveport Pirates
’95 Signed with the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League
’96 Signed with the San Hose Sabercats
’98 Played with the NY Cityhawks
In ‘2001 Signed as the Head Coach of the Lake Charles LandSharks in the newly formed National Indoor Football League and was named “Coach of the Year” beating out 17 other coaches.. The same year he won “Teacher of the Year” for Calcasieu Parish
He and his wife, Charlotte have two terrific kids and he absolutely loves and serves our Lord Jesus Christ!
No wonder his players follow him and respect him.
Please welcome winning coach, terrific teacher, fabulous father, and friend, Coach Kip Texada
When it comes to concerts, the Lake Charles Civic Center is definitely on the Best Seller List. Our complex can support 8 functions at one time; accommodate 8,000 in the main coliseum and over 2,000 in our beautiful Rosa Hart Theater.

Our impressive Lakefront facility has played host to the top names in entertainment: BILL COSBY, GARTH BROOKS, GEORGE STRAIT, JAY LENO, RINGLING BROTHERS, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH and STOMP.

The Smuggler's Den - Also known as the Lake Charles Civic CenterThe Exhibition Hall located on the first floor is over 17,875 square feet of open floor space and has a flexible capacity of up to 1,400 patrons, depending upon set-up. Our capabilities extend further to meeting room space of proper proportions to fit almost any function. A complete kitchen facility is located directly across from the Exhibition Hall and is easily accessible to the Jean LaFitte Room (cap. 450 persons), Contraband Room (cap. 500 persons) and the Buccaneer Room (cap. 1,000 persons).

The Lake Charles Civic Center is located on the lake within walking distance of 600 hotel rooms and within driving distance of 3,000 more. The Civic Center, a beautiful facility in a beautiful setting on sparkling Lake Charles.

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