|FAMU President Elmira Mangum. Ph.D.|
FAMU President Elmira Mangum, using a discretionary fund from the FAMU Foundation, is doing what she can to ensure FAMU’s coaches are motivated to win and eager to stay with the Rattlers.
During a recent reception for the school’s coaches, Mangum honored track and field coach Darlene Moore, cheerleading coach Brandi Tatum and softball coach Veronica Wiggins. The coaches were given performances bonus of $2,000 for their conference titles, plus an extra $1,000 if they earned Most Outstanding Coach honors.
Moore and Wiggins were both named Most Outstanding Coach in their conference tournaments. The three coaches' assistants were also given performance bonuses.
Moore, who last week was named director of FAMU’s track and field program, won conference titles in both cross country and women’s outdoor track and field. Wiggins won her third-straight conference title in softball. Tatum's co-ed squad won its second conference championship in a row.