Florida reportedly brings back familiar face as WRs coach
Florida coach Billy Napier is reportedly bringing back a familiar face to join his Gator coaching staff in 2023.
Longtime Dan Mullen assistant Billy Gonzales is reportedly making his return to Gainesville to coach the Gator wide receivers, per Nick de la Torre of On3 Sports.
Gonzales was on staff at Florida under Mullen from 2018-2021 before leaving for the same position coaching receivers at Florida Atlantic in 2022:
— Nick de la Torre (@delatorre) March 14, 2023
Prior to Florida, Gonzales was with Mullen at Mississippi State from 2013 to 2017. He also served as a WR coach on Florida’s staff under Urban Meyer from 2005 to 2009 while Mullen was the offensive coordinator.
Clearly, Gonzales has deep ties to the Florida program, having spent multiple stints in Gainesville. Now he’s back under a new head coach’s regime. We’ll see if he can continue to work his magic with the Florida receivers under Napier in 2023 and beyond.
Florida finished the 2022 season with a 6-7 overall record and will look to improve upon that this fall.