Offensive line coach Edwin Pata will be the team's interim head coach. Wood, who was hired before the 2015 season, went 8-25 in three seasons at the helm of the Rattlers. FAMU finished this season 3-8 and 2-6 in MEAC play after a 4-7 (4-4 MEAC) finish in 2016. FAMU will start a national search to find the team's next head football coach. It'll be an early challenge for interim Athletic Director John Eason, who starts Dec. 1.The search committee will be led by Eason.
If anyone knows how to handle coaching changes, it's Edwin Pata. Pata was part of the 2014 Florida A&M coaching staff that was given 60-day non-renewal notices days before homecoming. He was retained as the team's offensive line coach by Alex Wood when Wood was brought in as the team's head coach before the 2015 season. He was the only coach from the 2014 staff retained by Wood.
In a statement released Sunday morning, Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander said he could have "handled his personal thoughts and frustrations differently" in regards to a Twitter post calling for the firing of FAMU football coach Alex Wood. The Rattlers blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Florida Classic against arch rival Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, losing 29-24 in front of a crowd of 47,819 in Camping World Stadium.
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