Florida A&M is closer to zeroing in on the school’s next head coach.

On Wednesday, FAMU narrowed its list of candidates to eight, according to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat.

The eight candidates are: Charlie Weatherbie, former head coach at Louisiana-Monroe; Joker Phillips, former head coach at Kentucky; Willie Simmons, offensive coordinator at Alcorn State; Corey Fuller, interim head coach at Florida A&M; Latrell Scott, current head coach at Virginia State; Ester Junior III, a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; Mark Orlando, offensive coordinator at Prairie View A&M; and Tony Samuel, former head coach at Southeast Missouri State.

Athletic director Kellen Winslow said he anticipated the school would want to make a decision on a coach by January.

A nine-member advisory committee chaired by John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, is conducting the search.


  1. Dont be surprisde if FAMU takes a page out of Alcorn State’s book and hire Charlie Weatherbie……..A white guy who can coach and get Famu back to the top…….Winning cures all ills…..


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