TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M VP and Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha announced on Monday afternoon that Coach Willie Simmons will stay in Tallahassee as the head football coach of the Rattlers' program.
After a weekend of multiple reports and speculation Coach Simmons has been 100 percent focused on building a first-class student-athlete experience here at Florida A&M. The Rattlers are excited about the 2021 recruiting class that will be introduced on Wednesday, February 3.
"I am excited that Coach Simmons will be our Head Football coach as we head into the SWAC. We are laser-focused on providing him with the resources he needs to build a successful program at the #1 HBCU in the country. As the Athletic Director, we are committed to taking the athletic department to places we've never been and under Coach Simmons' leadership we will continue to elevate our program to a sustained level of championship performance" said Gosha.
"I am fully committed to the FAMU Football program," Simmons said. "I came to the Highest of Seven Hills to produce the excellence that our alumni and fans expect on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We have unfinished business here. Rattler Nation, I am your head football coach. Now let's refocus on the work at hand and prepare to STRIKE fear in the SWAC and beyond!"