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Head Football Coach

Local Address: Magnolia, Arkansas, United States
Southern Arkansas University
6415 Spellman Road
CAMDEN , Arkansas 71711
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • 19th Head Football Coach
    Southern Arkansas University
  • Assistant On the Collegiate Level
    Muleriders
  • Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator
    Muleriders
  • Head Football Coach
    Muleriders
  • Football Coach
    Texarkana Arkansas High School
  • Head Coach
    Texarkana Arkansas High School
  • 19th Head Football Coach
    Southern Arkansas
  • Head Coach
    Arkansas High
  • Head Football Coach
    Newport High School
  • Head Coach and Athletic Director
    Newport High School
  • Head Football Coach
    Texarkana High School
  • Head Football Coach
    Arkansas High School
  • Coach
    Hog Nation
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www.hognation.net, 3 May 2012 [cached]
Bill Keopple -- Head Coach, Southern Arkansas University Muleriders
(as of football season 2011) Bill Keopple was introduced as the 19th head football coach at Southern Arkansas University on December 12, 2008. He served the previous six years as head coach at Texarkana Arkansas High School. Keopple brings 25 years of coaching experience to the Muleriders, including 18 as an assistant on the collegiate level with stops at Tulsa, Arkansas, Boise State and Central Arkansas. Keopple led his 2008 Arkansas High squad to a 5-7 record and the second round of the 6A state playoffs. His teams were 44-26-1 in six years, advancing to the state playoffs the last five and winning consecutive state championships in 2006 and 2007. Keopple's 2005 and 2006 Razorback teams were 6A South Conference champions. He was honored in 2006 as the 6A State Farm Coach of the Year, as well as 6A Outstanding Coach by the National Football Foundation in both 2006 and 2007, and was selected to serve on the high school football All-Star coaching staffs in 2004 and 2007. Before taking over the reins at Texarkana, Keopple returned to coaching in 2002 after a two-year hiatus by joining former Arkansas defensive coordinator Keith Burns' staff at Tulsa.
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Prior to spending two years in private business, Keopple served as an assistant under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 1998 and 1999, and was with Nutt at Boise State in 1997, coaching the defensive line at both schools. Keopple went to Boise State from Newport High School where he was head coach and athletic director in 1996. He guided the Greyhounds to the state playoffs in an 8-3 season, giving him an overall mark of 52-29-1 in his seven years on the high school level. Graduating with a B.S.E. in 1982 and an M.S.E. in 1986 from Central Arkansas, Keopple began his coaching career there in 1982 as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. He spent 14 years with the Bears, tutoring the offensive line the entire time and serving as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 1990-1995. During his tenure at UCA, the Bears won three NAIA national championships and 10 consecutive conference championships from 1983-1992 in the now defunct Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (AIC). A native of Little Rock, Keopple is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach C.W. Keopple. A 1976 graduate of Parkview High School, he played on the 1974 and 1976 state championship teams and was an all-state selection his senior season. During his playing days at Central Arkansas, Keopple was a member of two conference championship teams and was an All-AIC pick in 1980.
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www.muleriderathletics.com, 26 Jan 2013 [cached]
Bill Keopple
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Bill Keopple
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Bill Keopple Head Football Coach
Phone: 870-235-4105 Email: cwkeopple@saumag.edu
Bill Keopple became the 19th head football coach at Southern Arkansas in December 2008. He is now in his fourth season as the head coach of the Muleriders, and the program has made significant strides in the newly formed Great American Conference.
Keopple brings 29 years of coaching experience to the Muleriders, including 18 years as an assistant on the collegiate level with stops at Arkansas, Boise State Tulsa and Central Arkansas.
Keopple came to SAU from Arkansas High in Texarkana where he led his teams to two consecutive state championships 2006 and 2007. His teams were 44-26-1 during his six seasons, advancing to the state playoffs the last five seasons and in 2005 and 2006, his Razorback teams were 6A South Conference champions. He was honored in 2006 as the 6A State Farm Coach of the Year, as well as 6A Outstanding Coach by the National Football Foundation in both 2006 and 2007. He was selected to serve on the high school football All-Star coaching staffs in 2004 and 2007.
Before taking over the reins at Texarkana, Keopple spent the 2002 season at the University of Tulsa on former Arkansas defensive coordinator Keith Burns' staff.
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Keopple served as an assistant under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 1998 and 1999 and was with Nutt at Boise State in 1997, coaching the defensive line at both schools. The Razorbacks were 1998 SEC Western Division champions and finished 9-3, playing Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. The 1999 Razorbacks went 8-4 and defeated Texas in the Cotton Bowl, finishing the season 12th in rushing defense and 17th in total defense.
Keopple went to Boise State from Newport High School where he was head coach and athletic director in 1996. He guided the Greyhounds to the state playoffs with an 8-3 record, giving him an overall mark of 52-29-1 in his seven years as a head coach on the high school level.
Graduating with a B.S.E. in 1982 and an M.S.E. in 1986 from Central Arkansas, Keopple began his coaching career there in 1982 as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. He spent 14 years with the Bears, tutoring the offensive line the entire time and serving as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 1990-95. During his tenure at UCA, the Bears won three NAIA national championships and 10 consecutive conference championships from 1983-92 in the former Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (AIC).
A native of Little Rock Arkansas, Keopple is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach C.W. Keopple. A 1976 graduate of Parkview High School, he played on the 1974 and 1976 state championship teams and was an all-state and super team selection his senior season.
During his playing days at Central Arkansas, Keopple was a member of two conference championship teams and was an honorable mention selection on both the All-NAIA District 17 and All-AIC teams. His senior season he was selected team captain by his teammates, and the Bears were the regular season No. 1 team in the country with an undefeated record, advancing to the national playoffs.
Keopple has been a part of 18 championship teams as a player and coach. He is married to the former Marsha Lee Belew from Beebe and has two adult children.
Men’s : Mulerider Athletics
muleriderathletics.com, 18 Aug 2010 [cached]
Bill Keopple - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
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MAGNOLIA, Ark. - Second-year Southern Arkansas Mulerider Coach Bill Keopple is expecting approximately 120 players to report for fall practice Friday as SAU begins preparation for the 2010 football season.
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Although the football gears don't effectively start grinding until Friday, Keopple and his staff and players currently on campus will first be lending a hand Wednesday to South Arkansas Youth Services, Inc., "Back to School Bash".
2008 : Mulerider Athletics
muleriderathletics.com [cached]
Bill Keopple - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
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MAGNOLIA, Ark. - Bill Keopple was introduced as the 19th head football coach at Southern Arkansas University in a press conference Friday in Overstreet Hall on the university campus. He has served the past six years as head coach at Texarkana Arkansas High School.
Keopple brings 25 years of coaching experience to the Muleriders, including 18 as an assistant on the collegiate level with stops at Tulsa, Arkansas, Boise State and Central Arkansas.
AD Jay Adcox introduces Bill Keopple Keopple led his 2008 Arkansas High squad to a 5-7 record and the second round of the 6A state playoffs. His teams were 44-26-1 over the past six years, advancing to the state playoffs the last five and winning consecutive state championships in 2006 and 2007. Keopple's 2005 and 2006 Razorback teams were 6A South Conference champions. He was honored in 2006 as the 6A State Farm Coach of the Year, as well as 6A Outstanding Coach by the National Football Foundation in both 2006 and 2007, and was selected to serve on the high school football All-Star coaching staffs in 2004 and 2007.
Before taking over the reins at Texarkana, Keopple returned to coaching in 2002 after a two-year hiatus by joining former Arkansas defensive coordinator Keith Burns' staff at Tulsa.
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Prior to spending two years in private business, Keopple served as an assistant under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 1998 and 1999, and was with Nutt at Boise State in 1997, coaching the defensive line at both schools. The Razorbacks were 1998 SEC Western Division champions and finished 9-3 and played Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. Arkansas had the fifth-ranked rushing defense in the nation that season and was ranked seventh in total defense. The 1999 Razorbacks went 8-4 and defeated Texas in the Cotton Bowl, finishing the season 12th in rushing defense and 17th in total defense.
Keopple went to Boise State from Newport High School where he was head coach and athletic director in 1996. He guided the Greyhounds to the state playoffs in an 8-3 season, giving him an overall mark of 52-29-1 in his seven years on the high school level.
Graduating with a B.S.E. in 1982 and an M.S.E. in 1986 from Central Arkansas, Keopple began his coaching career there in 1982 as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. He spent 14 years with the Bears, tutoring the offensive line the entire time and serving as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 1990-1995. During his tenure at UCA, the Bears won three NAIA national championships and 10 consecutive conference championships from 1983-1992 in the now defunct Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (AIC).
A native of Little Rock, Keopple is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach C.W. Keopple. A 1976 graduate of Parkview High School, he played on the 1974 and 1976 state championship teams and was an all-state selection his senior season.
During his playing days at Central Arkansas, Keopple was a member of two conference championship teams and was an honorable mention selection on both the All-NAIA District 17 and All-AIC teams.
Keopple has a taste of his new Mulerider team's conference affiliation in that his final three years on the Central Arkansas staff were its first three years in the Gulf South Conference.
No stranger to winning, Keopple has been associated with 18 championship teams as a player and coach. He has recruited extensively on the collegiate level in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
Keopple, who celebrates his 50th birthday Monday, has been married 27 years to his wife, Marsha, and they have a 26-year old son, Landon, and a 24-year old daughter, Brittany.
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MAGNOLIA, Ark. - Director of Athletics Jay Adcox has announced that the Southern Arkansas athletic department will hold a formal press conference Friday to announce the hiring of current Texarkana Arkansas High School football coach Bill Keopple as the new head coach of the Muleriders.
Keopple, who becomes the 19th head football coach at SAU, has 25 years of coaching experience, including 18 as an assistant on the collegiate level with stops at Tulsa, Arkansas, Boise State and Central Arkansas.
Keopple recently completed his sixth season at Arkansas High, leading the Razorbacks to a 5-7 record and the second round of the 6A state playoffs. His teams were 44-26-1 over the past six years, advancing to the state playoffs the last five and winning state championships in 2006 and 2007.
Keopple served one year as head coach at Newport High School in 1996, guiding the Greyhounds to the playoffs in an 8-3 season. He holds a 52-29-1 mark in his seven years on the high school level.
Muleriders on Tour – Texarkana : SAU Foundation
www.saufoundation.org, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Bill Keopple, head football coach at SAU, gave a preview of the 2009 Mulerider football season and the annual spring scrimmage game scheduled for March 19. Keopple was formerly the head coach for the Arkansas High School Razorbacks in Texarkana.
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