| Southland Conference|| 2–9 (1–5 Southland)|
| Ken Stephens (2nd year)|
1983 Lamar Cardinals football team Wikipedia
The 1983 Lamar Cardinals football team represented Lamar University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals played their home games at Cardinal Stadium now named Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas. Lamar finished the 1983 season with a 2–9 overall record and a 1–5 conference record.