Chris Labidou joined the Kansas football staff under head coach Lance Leipold in 2022 as a graduate assistant working with the Jayhawks offense.
Labidou (Lab-e-do) came to KU from Utah State, where he worked as a graduate assistant on the Aggies staff.
Prior to Utah State, Labidou spent two seasons (2019-20) as an assistant coach at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he served as the director of football operations for head coach Eli Gardner, as well as the position coach for the Skyhawks’ offensive line.
Under Labidou’s direction in 2019, the Stonehill offensive line blocked for the top-ranked offense in the Northeast 10 Conference (NE10), averaging a conference-best 415.8 yards per game (21st nationally), including 193.7 rushing yards and 222.1 passing yards, to ranks second and fourth in the NE10, respectively. The Skyhawks also ranked second in the NE10 for team pass efficiency (141.04) and fewest sacks allowed (1.60 per game). The line blocked for Justin Felder, the program’s first Harlon Hill Trophy candidate, who set program records for rushing yards (1,513), touchdowns (16), total touchdowns (18), scoring (108 points) and all-purpose yards (1,611). Labidou coached two all-NE10 performers on the Skyhawks’ offensive line in first-team selection Matthew Marvin and second-team pick Joe Bastante.
Labidou also spent two seasons (2017-18) as an assistant coach at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where he coached the offensive line, tight ends and halfbacks for the Green Terror on coach Mike Dailey’s staff.
Prior to his two seasons at McDaniel, Labidou was an undergraduate student assistant at his alma mater Bowie State University on coach Damon Wilson’s staff.
Labidou is a 2016 graduate of Bowie State, receiving his bachelor’s degree in sociology. He was an interior lineman for the Bulldogs, earning all-Rookie Team honors. Labidou earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from McDaniel in 2019.