Thursday, January 21, 2016

Culver: Elliott Charles tackling FAMU’s APR woes

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- There’s something that holds true in almost every aspect of sports: It doesn’t matter how good the person at the helm is, if the supporting cast is inadequate, the team fails.

It was true in the 2015 NBA Finals, and it’s true when it comes to the athletics program of a four-year university.

Florida A&M athletic director Milton Overton Jr. has been building his team since he first set foot on campus in August. Wednesday, in front of the FAMU-faithful 220 Quarterback Club, Overton showed off the latest addition to his squad.

Elliott Charles was hired last week as Overton’s second in command. Previously, he was South Florida’s associate athletic director of compliance. Before that, he was the associate commissioner for compliance for the Mid-American Conference.

The 32-year-old University of South Florida graduate has already hit the ground running and has his eyes set on one of FAMU’s biggest problems. Flanked by his wife and two of his children, he tackled a few questions from the 220 QB Club.


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