Jimmie Tyson is entering his fourth season as a member of the Florida A&M Football Coaching staff, working as the FAMU defensive backs coach.
Tyson, was the position coach for the first Rattler football player to
be drafted in over a decade, in Curtis Holcomb. Holcomb, was a
four-year starter. Under Tyson’s tutelege and Holcomb’s work ethic, he
was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, after a solid senior season and a
stellar performance at “Pro Day.”
Additionally, Tyson coached
All-American cornerback Qier Hall. Hall was the other half of the
“shutdown” corners on the Rattler defense from the 2010 squad. The
defense was a strong contributor to the Rattlers’ success inw inning the
co-championship in the MEAC, for
Tyson began his coaching career at the Florida A&M
Development Research School (FAMU High) as their defensive backs coach
(2003-2005), while serving as Special Teams Coordinator for one season.
In 2006, Tyson ventured over to Tallahassee’s Amos P. Godby High
School, were he served as defensive backs coach for one season, a
position he held until accepting the position at FAMU.
This Miami, Fla., native, a graduate of Miami Carol City High School
, holds a B.S. in Psychology from
FAMU (2004) and attained a Masters Degree in Sports Management from FAMU in 2010.
Tyson also has served as a volunteer coach in the Tallahassee Senior Bowl (2005, 2006) and has worked the Nike Camp in Tallahassee, Fla. He is also married to Angel Tucker, a middle school teacher at Griffin Middle School.