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 Billy Rolle

FAMU welcomes home on of its favorite sons in Rolle, who had a stellar career as a Rattler defensive back under coach Rudy Hubbard from 1980-1984. He will assume the assistant head coach position. He will also be position coach for the safeties. The Coral Gables High School graduate accepted a scholarship to pursue his collegiate career at FAMU, where he graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He went on to play in the United States Football League (USFL) and for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

The Miami native has made his mark in historic fashion as a high school head coach in his hometown. Within his record-setting career of 32 years, he earned the distinction of being the only coach to win state championships in football at three different high schools (Miami Northwestern, .

Along the way, his resume of players sent on to top Division-I programs may be unmatched. The roll call of players who furthered their careers in the professional ranks is an impressive one as well. Teddy Bridgewater (Miami Northwestern/Louisville/Minnesota Vikings), Amari Cooper (Miami Northwestern/Alabama/Oakland Raiders) and Jacory Harris (Miami Northwestern/Miami/Edmonton Eskimos) are a few of the standout athletes to excel with the propulsion of his tutlege.

Rolle has won a total of four state championships. He led Northwestern to state titles in 1998 and 2007. The 2007 championship with Harris at the helm also resulted in a national championship. Rolle led Killian to its lone state title in 2004. His record-setting championship came when Southridge won the 2016 FHSAA state championship, making it the third different team he led to titles. He also participated in Northwestern’s first state championship as defensive coordinator in 1995.

Among Rolle’s distinguished career, he has attained numerous honors, including:

Florida Dairy Farmers Florida Coach of the Year 2008

Florida State's Coach of the Year 2008

National High School Football Coach of the Year by American Football  

Monthly, a publication associated with Schutt Sports. 2008

Louie Bing Scholarship Award (10th Annual) February 2007

Coached in the Team USA Football 2007

Head Coach Dade vs. Broward Nike All-Star Game 2007

FAMU Sports Hall of Fame 2003

Head Coach Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game 2001

Educator of the Year 2000 – Chosen by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Beta Tau Chapter)

NFL Miami Dolphins “Coach of the Year” (1998 & 2004)

Assistant Coach Georgia vs. Florida (All-Star Game 2000)

FAMU Distinguished Alumnus for Athletics 1999

Coached in the Nike All-Star Classic 1999

Coached in the North/South Shrine Game 1996

Coached in the Stan Marks All-Star Game 1996

 

Personal:

Married to Loretta Brown Rolle (College Sweetheart) and 2 children Billy & Sheree’

 

 

 

Position: Assistant Head Coach
City/State: Miami, Florida
Alma Mater: FAMU (1984)
Major: Physical Education

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