Head Football Coach David Bailiff Delivers a Message to Lion Nation

Dear Lion Nation,

There has never been a better time to wear your blue and gold with pride! This season, A&M-Commerce Football has roared into Division I to dominate the Southland Conference with a 3-0 record in conference play. I can’t tell you how unbelievably proud I am of our team and the coaching staff for putting in the work to exceed expectations for our inaugural season.

A big thanks to our loyal fans, especially the student section, marching band, cheer and dance teams, and alums for your dedication, spirit, and support. We couldn’t do it without you. Also, kudos to our current administration for everything they do to make our university great, including making this transition to Division I athletics successful. Without their commitment to Lion Athletics and the university, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

As we push forward, we have new opportunities to establish our name in the Southland Conference and with our ESPN Audience. To build our identity in this huge arena, let’s show up as one university with one voice, one identity, and one name. This is critical for building our brand and strengthening our program, including our recruiting efforts.

We respect and embrace the history that built us, and we won’t forget our past. But let’s move forward—together—as A&M-Commerce Lions.

Thank you again for your support. See you at the game Saturday!

Fired up!

David Bailiff
Head Football Coach