Head coach Lou Saban (1st year)
|1983 record 5–6|
Home stadium Citrus Bowl
The 1983 UCF Knights football season was Lou Saban's first as the head coach of the Knights. Saban's 1983 team earned a 5–5 overall record.
The Knights competed as an NCAA Division II Independent. The team played their home games at the Citrus Bowl in Downtown Orlando