New Director of Operations has 14 years of experience in NFL operations
Bill Nayes, who has 14 years of experience working for NFL teams in operations, is in his second year as the Director of Football Operations for the Wolfpack.
Nayes joined the Wolfpack after spending four years with the San Francisco 49ers, where he served as special assistant to the head coach. He worked under Jim Harbaugh for two seasons and for Coach Mike Singletary in his first two years with the organization.
Prior to his stint in San Francisco, Nayes was the assistant athletic director/director of football operations at Wisconsin for three years while Doeren was also on staff. With the Badgers, Nayes coordinated all team operations, including game scheduling, budgeting, team travel, camps, operational schedules and team bowl trips. He also served as a liaison between football and various departments, while also supervising office personnel.
From 1999-2006, Nayes served as football operations coordinator/team travel with the Seattle Seahawks under then-Head Coach Mike Holmgren. During his seven years in Seattle, he was responsible for all aspects of the team's travel, including the budget, team charters, hotel accommodations, meal arrangements and ground transportation. Nayes also organized the Seahawks' training camp and mini-camps, as well as the team's operational schedules.
Nayes was originally hired in a full-time capacity by the Green Bay Packers in 1997 after serving as a training camp intern during the summers of 1995 and 1996. He worked under Holmgren as administrative assistant/football operations until 1999.
Nayes served as a student football manager at Wisconsin before moving into a football operations assistant role upon graduation. During his career, he has been a part of six college bowl games, four international games and seven NFL postseason appearances, including three Super Bowls.
Nayes graduated with a B.S. degree from Wisconsin in 1994. He and his wife, Paige, have a daughter, Natalia (9), and a son, Joe (6).