Billy Napier expected to poach longest-serving LSU assistant from Tigers, per report
Another LSU assistant coach appears to be on his way out following the arrival of Brian Kelly, but it looks like he’ll be remaining in the SEC.
According to On3’s Matt Zenitz, Florida coach Billy Napier has hired longtime LSU assistant Corey Raymond to his initial staff in Gainesville. Raymond, a former Tigers defensive back, was the program’s cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator since 2020.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 8, 2021
Beginning in 2012 under Les Miles, Raymond coached defensive backs and was the team’s associate head coach. His role under Ed Orgeron then shifted to only coaching cornerbacks from 2017-2019, serving as Derek Stingley Jr.’s primary recruiter and later position coach. In 2020, Raymond added recruiting coordinator duties to his resume.
The New Iberia, La. native played 11 seasons in the NFL before coaching high school football in and near his hometown. He joined LSU as a coaching intern in 2006 and eventually was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach.
After 2 years at Utah State as cornerbacks coach and a season as defensive backs coach at Nebraska, he returned to his alma mater.