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FSU football great Charlie Ward to coach basketball at Florida High

Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 07:36:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Charlie Ward, a name synonymous with Florida State football, is coming back to Tallahassee in an ambassador role with the university and he will also coach basketball at the high school level.

Ward, former Florida State quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, and former NBA player, is coming back to Tallahassee and he couldn't be more excited. 

He will coach at Florida High next season and will start working with the team this summer.

Ward said the opportunity to live closer to home was a big factor in accepting the job and that the opportunity presented itself at the right time.

He's coached football at Booker T. Washington the last four years in Pensacola. This will be his first basketball job.

Hear more from Ward in your WTXL ABC 27 news tonight!