LAFAYETTE — After more than a decade spent roaming the Louisiana-Lafayette sidelines, defensive backs coach Tim Rebowe reportedly has earned his shot to run a program.

Rebowe — who has coached various positions with the Cajuns since joining the staff in 2004 — will accept an offer to become the new head coach at Nicholls State, according to numerous reports. RiverParishFootball.com first reported the hire.

Rebowe and several others declined to comment or confirm the report’s accuracy. A formal announcement will come from Nicholls State on Friday, according to the report.

It’s Rebowe’s first collegiate head-coaching job. The Norco native and LSU graduate was Destrehan High School’s head coach 20 years ago.

He’s no stranger to Nicholls State. Rebowe spent six seasons with the Colonels, from 1995-2000, when he served in various roles.

Rebowe’s departure is the latest in a couple of losses for what had been a remarkably intact original coaching staff for head coach Mark Hudspeth.

Before this season started, the Cajuns coaching staff had seen only one change in the previous three years under Hudspeth, with current defensive coordinator James Willis taking over for the fired Greg Stewart in 2013.

But Rebowe would become the second assistant to change addresses since the beginning of the season, joining former linebackers coach David Saunders, who resigned this month.