Off a season where the Rattlers won only 10 games and missed out on the MEAC Tournament, Brett Richardson replaced Robert Lucas looking to give FAMU a fresh start to a new season.
FAMU head baseball coach Brett Richardson says,
'Although record wise we weren't very good, I think the future is very promising for those young men."
If there was one positive to take from a losing season it was the experience that his players gained.
"A good thing about having a season like we had last year is that a lot of those kids got an opportunity to play and so they understand the rigors of college baseball now. What it's going to take for us to be a successful team."
A former player, he was part of three MEAC champion teams, but he knows that turning the Rattlers back into contenders is a process.
"The thing that I've tried to do with the kids is give them some stability. There was a time during this whole process that we didn't know what was going to happen with the program and they had a lot of questions and I didn't have very many answers for them."
As time when on more and more questions were answered and his players started to buy in.
FAMU sophomore infielder Justin Abney adds,
"You can't be afraid to make mistakes because that's part of the game. Errors occur but just that whole going all out on every play and leave it all on the line for your team mates."
A new beginning comes January 28th, the first day of practice.