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Florida A&M hires former player as new head coach

Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:02 pm
Posted by Matt Norlander

It's no Maryland job, but we've got movement on the head-coaching front late on a Friday.

MEAC school Florida A&M has hired a head coach, a man who happens to be an alumnus. Clemon Johnson is leaving his post as head coach of Alaska-Fairbanks, a Division II school,  and heading back home. What a change in climate, literally, this is going to be.

“The opportunity to return home is another blessed moment in my life,” Johnson said in a statement. “The departure from UAF is a bittersweet moment. I felt the incoming class and the returning players would recreate the stir heard during earlier years in the GNAC. But coming home to Florida A&M University allows me to continue my growth in my desired profession on another level. The past four years has been a great learning experience for my coaching and life development. The athletic staff, my coaching staff and administrators have provided guidance, patience, encouragement and knowledge.”

What's remarkable about the move: Johnson coached for four years in the Great Frontier but was never successful. His record with the Nanooks winds up at 28-74. Johnson has no place but up to go, seemingly, as the Rattlers were 46-80 the past four years under Eugene Harris.
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