Florida A&M University Head Football Coach Willie Simmons was named the AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year after completing his third consecutive nine-win season and top-25 ranking for the Rattlers. Coach Simmons became the third FAMU Head Coach to earn Regional Coach of the Year as Jake Gaither earned recognition in 1960, 61, and 63 and Rudy Hubbard in 1977. Florida A&M University Football Head Coach Willie Simmons has been recognized as one of the top 45 minority coaches under 45 to watch for future Division I head-coaching jobs by ESPN. Being a good coach means not only knowing your players’ strengths and weaknesses but your own as well and this is one of the Characteristics of Coach Simmons. Coach Simmons is one of the best coaches in College Football period.