The early success for Billy Napier and the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns football program has been rewarded with an extension on Tuesday.
Napier’s contract extends through the 2023 season.
“We’re very excited to extend Coach Napier’s contract to serve as our head football coach,” Louisiana Athletics Director Bryan Maggard said in a release. “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, now on his second season of implementing his program at Louisiana. In his first season at the helm, he led the Cajuns to a 7-7 overall record and an impressive 5-3 record in Sun Belt play, winning the Sun Belt Conference West Division in the process. He also led the program to an appearance in the 2018 AutoNation Cure Bowl.
The Cajuns are off to an impressive start to the 2019 season, going 4-1 including a pair of road wins against Ohio and Georgia Southern.
“My family and I are extremely excited about the recent contract extension,” Napier said. “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 Cajuns are returning to action at Cajun Field on Wednesday, October 9th against the App State Mountaineers in a rematch of the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Championship Game.