Florida made it official with Billy Gonzales, as the veteran coach returns for his third stint with the Gators and brings 20-plus years of coaching experience.

He was on staff and coached some of the biggest stars in recent memory at Florida.

Gonzales was a coach on Florida’s 2006 and 2008 BCS National Championship teams and has 27 players drafted since 1999 with 12 in the first 3 rounds. Gonzales has worked with notable wide receivers such as Kadarius Toney, Van Jefferson, Odell Beckham Jr. and Percy Harvin.

He spent the 2021 season at Florida Atlantic as their wide receivers coach after he spent 4 seasons in the same role for the Gators from 2018-21. In 2020, despite UF losing 3 receivers to the NFL Draft, the position group continued to shine under Gonzales. Florida receivers combined to catch 189 passes for 2,716 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Before Florida, Gonzales was with Dan Mullen at Mississippi State from 2013 to 2017, and his earlier stint as a WR coach on Florida’s staff under Urban Meyer spanned from 2005 to 2009 while Mullen was the offensive coordinator.