"North Alabama did a great job by hiring Coach Champagne. Bobby played for me and coached on my staff at South Alabama. What made him a winner on the court are the same traits that have made him a winner as a coach. His work ethic, his knowledge of the game, and his determination to win will carry him and his teams to the "W" column. Give him some time, and he will have North Alabama as one of the premiere teams in the country in his Division."

Ronnie Arrow
Former Head Basketball Coach
University of South Alabama

"I have known Bobby since he was a kid attending my basketball camps in Lafayette , Louisiana. He later played for me and started varsity as a sophomore at St. Thomas More High School. The traits that make Bobby Champagne a special coach today are the same qualities I saw in him then. Bobby has always been a student of the game, a hard worker, a good listener, and the consummate team player. He has a unique ability to think ahead, possesses tremendous leadership skills, is mature beyond his age, and has a personality that attracts people to him. Bobby will be highly successful at North Alabama because of all these qualities. His teams will play with heart, they will be fundamentally sound, and they will be well schooled on team concepts. I have no reservations about the success that the North Alabama community will enjoy in their basketball program under the leadership of Bobby Champagne."

Rickey Broussard
Former Assistant Basketball Coach
Louisiana State University

"North Alabama could not have made a better hire than Bobby Champagne. I have known him for 7 years, and had a chance to spend some time on the same staff with Bobby, and there is not a harder worker, either on the court or in recruiting. He is going to bring great kids to UNA that are going to share his work ethic and desire to win. They will go above and beyond what is asked, just as he does. With time to mold the UNA program in his form, it won't be long until they are playing at a level that will make them perennial contenders at the Division II level."

Ryan Carr
Indiana Pacers

"Bobby Champagne has prepared himself for success. His experience coaching all over the country with the people he has worked for is excellent. He is well thought of not only in Louisiana, his home, but all over the country. He is one of the top up and coming coaches in the country."

Billy Kennedy
Head Basketball Coach
Texas A&M University

"Bobby is one of the most well-liked and respected coaches in the profession. His energy and enthusiasm is second to none. Every program he has been at has won. He knows first hand what it takes to be a part of a championship program. i look for North Alabama under Bobby's leadership to be at a championship level year in and year out."

Porter Moser
Head Basketball Coach
Loyola University

"Bobby Champagne is a shining star for our coaching profession because of his character, integrity and his passion for our game. Bobby has a great desire to win, but do it the right way. I always knew he would be a successful Head Coach The University of North Alabama is lucky to have him. He will do a great job for them."

Kelvin Sampson
Assistant Basketball Coach

Houston Rockets



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