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FAMU Tampa Classic
Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) today announced the hiring of Alex Wood as its head football coach. FAMU made the announcement today at 1 p.m. on its athletic website. Wood was introduced at a 3 p.m. news conference.   FULL BIO
Alex Wood
Theo Lemon
Defensive Coordinator
Theo Lemon, a former head coach at Savannah (Ga.) State, Central (Ohio) State and College of Depage (Ill.), comes to Florida A&M University's football staff to serve dual roles as Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach. Lemon comes to FAMU from Dayton, Ohio, where he had been teaching in the city's public school system since 2008. He also served a three-year stint with the NCAA's National Consortium of Academics and Sports from 2009 to 2011   FULL BIO
Martin Spieler
Offensive Coordinator
A seasoned coaching veteran who brings a wide range of experience to the Florida A&M University Football staff, Martin Spieler begins his first season in Tallahassee, serving as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. Spieler's latest assignment allows him to continue his professional association with Rattler head coach Alex Wood, with whom he worked at the University of Buffalo, as the club's Special Teams Coordinator (2010-14), Tight Ends coach (2010-13) and Wide Receivers coach (2014).   FULL BIO
Richard Solomon
Defensive Backs
Richard Solomon, former assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, will serve as Defensive Backs Coach. Solomon has a lengthy resume which includes professional (Arizona, Minnesota), New York Giants) and collegiate (Western Illinois, Illinois, Syracuse, Iowa, Southern Illinois and the University of Dubuque).   FULL BIO
Edwin Pata
Offensive Line
Edwin Pata returns to the Rattler coachin staff after leaving to coach at FIU. His rebuilding of the offensive line could be key in the success of the Rattlers   FULL BIO
Michael Vite
Seasoned coaching veteran-Michael L. Vite, joins the Rattler Football staff as Linebackers Coach, after spending the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Texas Southern (2013-14). In his past two years at Texas Southern, the Tiger defense was one of the top units in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and NCAA Division I FCS.   FULL BIO
Steven Jerry
Running Backs
Steven Jerry, returns to FAMU, where he served as the quarterbacks and receivers coach (2008-13). Jerry will work as Running Backs Coach during this stint with head coach Alex Wood. Jerry was running backs coach at William and Mary ( 2000-01; 2004-08), and was an offensive assistant at Virginia State (2002-04), East Tennessee State (2001-02) and UCF (1997-2000), where he also work as an assistant track coach.   FULL BIO
Stephen Field
Stephen Field
Robin Wallace
Robin Wallace
Administrative Assistant