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Florida A&M University, ‘a new head coach, a new plan, a winning season’

FAMU-A-NEW-PRESIDENTFlorida A&M University, ‘a  new  head coach, a new plan, a winning season’

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Florida A&M University Broward County Alumni Chapter will host its Annual Unity Day at the Signature Grand on June 27, 2015 at 12 p.m., where Coach Alexander Von “Alex” Wood, the newly hired head football coach, will be the featured speaker.

Alexander “Alex” Woods FAMU Head Football Coach

Coach Wood graduated from Iowa with a degree in secondary education and social studies. He has over 30 years of coaching experience at both the college and NFL ranks. Wood was part of two national championship teams as Miami running backs coach 1989-1993 and Wake Forest offensive coordinator 1993-1994.

Wood also worked in the NFL as the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 and as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings. “I am delighted to join the Rattler family,” Wood said in a news release.

“I am thoroughly convinced that … we can build a competitive football program that will play a positive role in helping FAMU enhance its brand and achieve its mission of becoming a best-in class academic institution.”

Wood and his assistants are fanning out across Florida to identify recruits with outstanding playing skills and a 3.3 GPA.

Mary Smith, president of the FAMU Broward Alumni Chapter and Dr. John Glover, vice president of The National Rattler F-Club (a co-sponsor of this year’s event), asks that the community come out to hear the plans for the upcoming football season and to support the efforts of Coach Wood and the football staff by not only attending this event but also bringing donations to assist with much needed equipment for the athletic department and support for student players.

For more information call (954) 430-9760.

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