A week after the controversial firing of its football coach, FAMU is officially looking for a new one. The school announced it will begin its national search for a new head coach immediately according to Tallahassee.com. The nine-person search committee will be headed by Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten.
“The primary thought I have that I share with the committee and the university is you have to have a father figure,” Wooten said about finding a new coach.
“And an excellent teacher of the skills of football itself. That is one of the primary things a coach has to have. Also the ability to motivate. We’re talking about people that can recruit and can show the parents exactly what these young kids can get out of Florida A&M.”
Wooten said he was approached to be the head of the search committee “about two weeks ago.”
FAMU AD Kellen Winslow, Sr. has said he hopes to have a coach in place by the Florida Classic, when FAMU takes on in-state rival Bethune-Cookman in the team’s season finale.
FAMU is 2-9 after Saturday’s 12-10 loss to Norfolk State.