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Billy Napier signs extension at Louisiana-Lafayette

Billy Napier has signed an extension at Louisiana-Lafayette, keeping him under contract through 2023, the school announced Tuesday.

"We're very excited to extend Coach Napier's contract to serve as our head football coach," AD Bryan Maggard said. "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 extension adds a year onto Napier's original contract, which ran through 2022. The extension had been in the works since this summer.

Napier is 11-8 in his second season leading the Ragin' Cajuns. The 40-year-old led ULL to an appearance in the inaugural Sun Belt Championship and a trip to the Cure Bowl last season; the Cajuns are off to a 4-1 start to the 2019 campaign.

"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."

Financial terms were not disclosed. Napier earned $850,000 in 2018, the highest salary in the Sun Belt.

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