North Lamar head football coach Tim Billings has resigned as football coach and athletic director effective Friday, February 19. Coach Billings, who came on as North Lamar's AD in March of 2014, has accepted a position on the Southern Mississippi coaching staff as the assistant head coach.
Southern Mississippi recently hired Jay Hopson as their new head football coach. Hopson and Billings worked together for three years in the late 90's at Marshall. In his two years as North Lamar's football coach, the Panthers were 11-9 and barely missed the playoffs in both seasons.