With the Willie Simmons coaching era officially underway at Florida A&M, it appears that another familiar name is making a move to Tallahassee as well.
HBCU Sports has independently confirmed that former Alabama A&M head coach James Spady will be joining the staff in a role that has yet to be determined.
The news was first reported by Football Scoop.
Florida A&M: Source tells FootballScoop former Alabama A&M head coach James Spady will join Willie Simmons’ staff at Florida A&M. Although we hear Spady will have the associate head coach title, actual coaching role seems on hold pending finalization of staff hires.
Spady coached at Alabama A&M for four seasons (2014-17) amassing a record of 15-30.
Prior to the job in Huntsville, Spady was the tight ends coach at Nevada (2010-13), the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Grambling State (2007-2009), the offensive line coach at North Carolina Central (2006), and the offensive line coach at South Carolina State (2004-05).
This might mean Pata is gone.