Learning More About New UL Football Coach Billy Napier
Billy Napier will officially be introduced as the new head football coach of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Monday.
The 38-year Napier served as offensive coordinator at Arizona St. this season, after holding down the title of receivers coach at Alabama for four seasons.
Napier also served as offensive coordinator at Clemson, and on the staffs of both Colorado St. and South Carolina St.
Most of you know that.
What you may not know is that Napier, and his family, dealt with a personal issue.
Napier's father, Bill Napier, who he played high school football for in Tennessee, was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2013, before unfortunately away back in November..
Below, view a feature from the Pac-12 Network, where Napier talks about how he takes his father's inspiration to the field:
Make no mistake, Bill Napier was a highly-respected, both as a football coach and a man.
How admired was he?
View a video tribute during "Dinner with Coach Bill Napier" back in March of 2015, with get well wishes from the likes of Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Vince Dooley, Mack Brown, and Peyton Manning to judge for yourself:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Napier family, in this difficult time for them.
What's Billy Napier, who was a college quarterback at Furman, like on the practice field?
Well, he was mic'd up during an Arizona St. spring practice back in April, so take a look, and maybe you'll get a small idea.
Finally, back in 2010, when he served as offensive coordinator at Clemson, Napier, a native of Chatsworth, Georgia, discussed some of his philosophies:
Welcome aboard Billy Napier!