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Healy named 19th Austin Peay head football coach

CLARKSVILLE – Last month, Austin Peay State University introduced Will Healy as the school's 19th head football coach.

In front of a crowd of Govs fans, fellow coaches and media members, the 30-year-old didn't need a written speech to express his thoughts and emotions. Healy spoke with confidence, gaining the attention of everyone in the room, as the second youngest head coach in Division I football delivered an engaging address.

CLARKSVILLE – Last month, Austin Peay State University introduced Will Healy as the school's 19th head football coach.

In front of a crowd of Govs fans, fellow coaches and media members, the 30-year-old didn't need a written speech to express his thoughts and emotions. Healy spoke with confidence, gaining the attention of everyone in the room, as the second youngest head coach in Division I football delivered an engaging address.

"I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am to get an opportunity to be the head football coach here," Healy said. "I believe it's going to be done in time and with everyone's help. I cannot wait to develop relationships with everybody here and do this thing together. When we look back four years from now, we'll look at this moment and say, 'Ryan Ivey made a great choice.'"

After opening the floor for questions, Healy shook hands with nearly everyone in the room, greeting his new APSU family with a wide smile. In his time speaking with the local media, he handled each question about leading the Governors program with honesty and commitment.

"I know the biggest thing everyone wants around here is to win football games. I agree with you. Fortunately for me, I've surrounded myself with good enough people where that's what I know and what I hope to continue. I believe there is a process in making that happen. Whether it's fundraising, building character or a foundation to help us get to the next level, it's not going to happen overnight. It has to be done the right way, and we're going to do it the right way."