Gator Gathering with
Coach Billy Napier
Wed, May 18 | 6pm
5:00 pm Doors Open - Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction Open
6:00 pm Welcome - Kendra Williams, President
6:10 pm Sponsor Thank You - Mitch Hirsch, VP of Sponsorships
6:20 pm Scholarship Awards - Tammy Ramirez, VP of Academics
6:45 pm Gator Boosters Introduction to Coach Napier
7:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Coach Billy Napier
7:45 pm Closing Remarks - Kendra Williams, President
A Special welcome to our guests from Gainesville!
UF Alumni Association
Assistant Director of Alumni Volunteer Engagement
Director of Alumni Volunteer Engagement
Assistant Director of Development/Major Gifts &
Director of F Club Select
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
Director of Membership & External Affairs
Florida Gators Athletics
Senior Director of Player Relations and GatorMade
Director of Player Engagement and NIL
Director of Football Communications
Director of Football Logistics
Welcome to the Gator Nation Coach Napier
After graduating from Furman University, Billy Napier started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Clemson before being hired as the Quarterbacks coach at South Carolina State in 2004. A year later, he was back at Clemson splitting time as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator under Tommy Bowden. After Bowden retired, Napier was appointed QB coach by Dabo Swinney and assisted with play calling duties for the remainder of the season.
From 2010 to 2017, Napier made the coaching rounds. He worked under the likes of Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Jim McElwain Jimbo Fisher & Todd Grantham. He worked as QB coach, TE coach, offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator before getting his shot at a head coaching position.
In December 2017, Napier was named as the Head Coach at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Over his four years as head coach, his teams finished with a cumulative record of 40-12, including a perfect record against division members of the Sun Belt West Division, four consecutive West Division titles, four straight bowl appearances, a share of the Sun Belt title in 2020 and as the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Champions.
Napier grew up in Chatsworth, Georgia, and graduated from Murray County High School in 1998. He is married to the former Ali Gunn and the couple has a daughter, Annie, and sons, Sammy Nelson and Charlie. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science from Furman in 2002.