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Florida A&M tabs Tallahassee native Willie Simmons new coach



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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Willie Simmons is the new Florida A&M coach. The Tallahassee native will be formally introduced during a news conference on Tuesday.

Simmons has been the head coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons. The 37-year old played at Clemson and The Citadel before starting his coaching career. Simmons had a 21-11 in three seasons at Prairie View, including 6-5 this past season.

Simmons will take over a program that has not had a winning record since 2011.

Alex Wood resigned on Nov. 20 after going 8-25 in three seasons. The Rattlers were 3-8 this past season and 2-6 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

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