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January 18, 2017
Khayat becomes 11th
BC head football coach
By Bryant Baucom
While students were on Christmas break relax
ing after completing the fall semester, Brevard
was busy at work hiring former NFL tight end
Bill Khayat to be the eleventh head football
coach in school history.
The Camden, New Jersey native was formally
introduced in a press conference at the college
on Thursday, Jan. 12.
During the press conference. Athletic Direc
tor Juan Mascaro displayed his enthusiasm in
the hiring of Khayat. “We are excited to have
someone with Coach Khayat’s vision, energy
and charisma for the game of football,” Mascaro
said. “He brings a great deal of professional and
collegiate coaching experience, along with the
drive to make Brevard College a Division III
powerhouse. Under Coach Khayat’s leadership,
1 look forward to the success of our student-
athletes in the classroom and on the field.”
Khayat will be replacing the all-time win-
ningest football coach at Brevard, Paul Hamil
ton, who resigned in November following the
Bill Khayat returns to coaching following
a successful career at Duke University and a
stint in the NFL as a tight end. Khayat was All-
ACC second team in both 1994 and 1995 while
becoming the first tight end in 25 years to lead
the Blue Devils in receiving.
He was also an All-American Honorable Men
tion in 1994 and set records for both receptions
and yards in the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1995.
Following his career at Duke, he had a stint in
the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City
Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Oilers, and
the Carolina Panthers.
Prior to earning the head coaching gig at
Brevard, Khayat has 16 years of coaching ex
perience at both the collegiate and professional
level. He was part of the Tennessee State coach
ing staff for a total of six seasons as well as the
Assistant Offensive Line coach for the Arizona
Cardinals from 2004-2006 and the Assistant
Tight Ends Coach for the Washington Redskins
During his career, Khayat has been on the
sidelines with successful NFL coaches and
various Hall of Famers. He’s coached among
the likes of Joe Gibbs, Dennis Green, Jim Zom,
and Mike Holmgren.
As the Tornados prepare for the 2017 season,
Khayat will look to lead Brevard to its first win
ning season since the 2009-2010 season. They
will open up the season as a member of the Divi
sion III USA South Conference. With Khayat the
helm, the future for Brevard College football is
bright and headed in the right direction.
New BC Football Coach Bill Khayat spoke at a press conference in the Porter Center on Thursday, Jan. 12
for the first time since being hired.