By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
December 26, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart announced on Tuesday that he is retaining Odell Haggins on his coaching staff as a defensive line coach.
"Coach Haggins is Garnet and Gold through-and-through,” Coach Taggart said. “He has done a remarkable job leading our team through the last game of the regular season and preparations for the Independence Bowl, and I have noticed how positively the student-athletes respond to him.
Haggins served as the interim head coach in the team's last game of the season on December 1 in a 42-10 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
“I am a Seminole for life,” Coach Haggins said. “I’m thankful to Coach Taggart for giving me the opportunity to remain at my alma mater and am excited to be at Florida State University. It has been an incredible blessing to coach at the school I played at and have been coaching at most of my life."
2018 will mark his 25th season at the school.