Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FAMU AD Nelson Townsend and Coach Rubin Carter era ends...

Florida A&M University president Dr. James Ammons has made it official with the immediate departure of athletic director Nelson Townsend and head football coach Rubin Carter. Mr. Townsend submitted his letter of resignation this morning in response to the request of the university president.

Dr. Ammons named professor Allen Bogan, a former Rattlers football coach, as interim athletic director.

Rubin Carter has refused to resign as the university will have to buy out his $250,000 contract. The president has informed Carter that the university will be moving in a new direction. All of Coach Carter's assistant coaches have been given letters indicating that they will be paid until February 2008, but they will not be retained.

The FAMU president will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. today to discuss the matter.

Pictorial view of Carter 2007 3-8 season...

1 comment:

tanya said...

Great slides - Coach Carter was the greatest as nose tackle and is a great coach. He coaches a total balance to his players of football, health and life. He more than any coach I know of has touched more lives in a personal way. The sad thing is that the team records don't rflect it because he was never given enough time to turn things around. Even though the teams end up benefitting by his excellent recruiting. The poor Redskins fired him only to hire the owners relative and FAMU was in a rut when he went there...anyway he will always be admired and respected as one of the best players ever and can be if given time, one of the best coaches ever.
P.S. Where is he now?

DB from DC