Some sad news Wednesday night has sent the Rattler nation in mourning. Hansel E. "Tootie" Tookes has left us at the age of 86.
Tootie served as the Director of Athletics at FAMU, chaired the FAMU Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department and oversaw the FAMU Intramural Department during his career at the university.
Alvin Hollins, FAMU Sports Information Director:
"Coach Gaither has all of his boys pretty much together again and you know proverbially they will be somewhere in heaven putting together a game-plan and maybe that bodes well for FAMU this weekend. You know, we're sad that he's gone, but we're always going to cherish him."