Billy Napier Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, University of Florida

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Billy Napier Biography

William Hall Napier is a well-known American football coach currently serving as head coach at the University of Florida.

Billy Napier Age

Billy was born in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States, on 21 July 1979. He is 43 years old.

Billy Napier Height

Napier stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.79 m).

Billy Napier Education

Napier joined and studied at Murray County High School based in his hometown of Chatsworth, Georgia. He then accepted a scholarship at the University of Furman, where he played football.

Billy Napier Family

He was born in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States to his caring parents Bill Napier and Pam Napier. Billy has three siblings Matt Napier, Kurt Napier, and Whitney Releford.

Billy Napier Wife

Napier is married to his pretty wife Ali Napier. The duo happily lives with their four children in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Billy Napier Kids

Billy and Ali have four children Sammy, Nelson Napier, Charlie Napier, and Annie Napier.

Billy Napier Salary

Billy earns an annual salary of $7.1 million.

Billy Napier’s Net worth

Napier has an estimated net worth of 10 million.

Billy Napier Career

In 1997, He was named All-State and accepted a scholarship to play football at Furman University. During his time with the Furman Paladins, Bill was a four-time letterman and took over the starting quarterback duties for his junior and senior seasons. During Napier’s time there, Paladins won two conference championships and was selected to two All-Southern Conference teams at quarterback.

In his junior year, in 2001 and 2002, Napier led his team to the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game, losing to Montana, 13–6. Billy earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors. After graduating from Furman, He headed as a graduate assistant to Clemson. Following a two-year stint as a GA at Clemson, Bill was then hired at South Carolina State as the QB coach in 2004.

In his third year as TE coach and recruiting coordinator, Tommy Bowden after early season struggles that failed to meet high expectations resigned midseason, and Billy gave up his roles as TE and RC coach when he was named QB coach by newly appointed interim head coach Dabo Swinney.

When Swinney was promoted from interim head coach to full-time head coach after the 2008 season, Napier while retaining his duties as QB coach was promoted to offensive coordinator. After a 2009 season, where Clemson would go on to win the ACC Atlantic Division, a steep reduction in Clemson’s offensive output led to Napier’s termination at the end of the 2010 season behind the strength of Napier’s offense that scored a then-school record 436 points.

After spending the 2011 season as an analyst on Saban’s staff, He earned a championship ring following Alabama’s win in the BCS National Championship Game over LSU. As a result of his experience during the 2011 season under Saban. Billy did not stay in Colorado for long, he was hired in January 2013, as a head coach at Florida State by Jimbo Fisher, to be the team’s tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, but departed to take over from Mike Groh as WR coach going into the 2013 season less than a month later as Saban brought him back to Tuscaloosa.

After a four-year stint as Alabama’s WR coach including a second national championship in January 2016, He was hired at Arizona State by Todd Graham to become offensive coordinator. In his first season back at OC since being fired as Clemson’s OC back in 2010, his offense led Arizona State to finish with a Sun Bowl trip and a 7–5 record.

Arizona State after the 2017 season fired head coach Todd Graham and brought in former NFL coach Herm Edwards, who stated publicly that Billy would be able to continue in his role as OC if he would like. However, He declined the opportunity to remain at ASU as the offensive coordinator.

On December 15, 2017, Billy was named the 26th football head coach at the University of Louisiana replacing Mark Hudspeth. His first season with the team resulted in a bowl appearance (a Cure Bowl loss to the Tulane Green Wave), a win of the Sun Belt Conference’s West division with a 5-3 conference record and a 7-7 overall record. Before the 2019 season, Napier’s Cajuns were picked to finish second in the conference, one vote behind Appalachian State, and picked to finish first in the West Division.

In his final season with the Cajuns, Billy finished 12–1 with a twelve-game win streak at the time of his departure. Napier in more than 50 years and their first outright Sun Belt Conference championship also led the Cajuns to their first outright conference championship. The team finished the season ranked 16th and 17th in the Coaches poll in the Associated Press poll.

On November 28, 2021, Billy Napier at the University of Florida was named the 28th head football coach, replacing Dan Mullen. He was officially announced on December 5, 2021, by Florida via a press conference.

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