The contract for Louisiana Ragin Cajuns Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard has been extended for five years, the university announced on Thursday. Maggard’s contract will run through February 2025.
“Dr. Maggard has made important improvements and advancements with Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics during his time on campus,” President Dr. E. Joseph Savoie said in a statement released by the university. “This contract extension reflects that, and we are all excited to see our sports programs maintain this momentum. Our student-athletes, staff and community will continue to benefit from the department’s commitment to academic achievement and athletic excellence in the years to come under his leadership.”
Since arriving in February of 2017, the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns have seen the football program under head coach Billy Napier experienced the winningest season (11-3) in school history this past season. Napier’s squad finished its 2020 campaign with a second consecutive Sun Belt Conference West Division title and advanced to the postseason for the second-straight year, winning the LendingTree Bowl.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to receive this extension and vote of confidence from President Savoie,” Maggard said in a statement. “Although we have experienced a number of positive achievements to date, we have much more to accomplish. Both Kerry and I are very excited to remain a part of the amazing Cajun culture that has embraced us so warmly since arriving in 2017.”