Louisiana Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on an extension of head football coach Billy Napier with the University. Napier’s contract now extends through the 2023 season.
Maggard said–“We’re very excited to extend Coach Napier’s contract to serve as our head football coach, We are very proud of what Billy and his staff have been able to accomplish in such a short time. We look forward to continued success under his leadership.”
The Ragin’ Cajuns have been impressive under Napier’s guidance, in his first year the Cajuns won the 2018 Sun Belt Conference West Division Championship and advanced to the inaugural conference championship game.
Billy Napier said–“My family and I are extremely excited about the recent contract extension, We appreciate the vision and support from President Savoie and Dr. Maggard. This extension will help improve the experience of our student-athletes and solidify the infrastructure of our organization. We will continue building an elite football program. We are so thankful for the many people who have embraced our staff and families in Lafayette and throughout Acadiana. The #cULture is real and grows stronger by the day.”
The Ragin’ Cajuns are out to a strong 4-1 start to the 2019 season, including two great road victories at Ohio (45-25, Sept. 21) and at Georgia Southern (37-24, Sept. 28). Napier’s squad will be looking for its third victory at Cajun Field this season when Appalachian State visits, in a rematch of the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game, on Wednesday, Oct. 9 on National TV (ESPN 2).