The FAMU baseball team decided to rattle-up their coaching staff Monday
A little more than a week from their season ending sweep by the Norfolk State Spratans, the University has decided to make a coaching change... Head Coach Robert Lucas was told his contract will not be renewed.
Coach Lucas was on a recruiting trip in Atlanta when he received the news but told us personally that he has no ill will towards FAMU on the decision. This season the Rattlers finished with a (10-31) record-- missing out on the MEAC Tournament for the 4th straight year. Lucas took over head coaching duties in 2008. If you recall this was Lucas' 2nd stint as head coach... He actually led the Rattlers to 3 MEAC Titles back in 1987, 88 AND 1990.
In his Orange & Green career, Lucas ammassed 154 victories. His overall record was (154-171-2). He served as an assistant coach in 1977. Became head coach in 1986. Rejoined FAMU as an assistant coach in 2006 before becoming head coach in 2008.
This past season the Rattlers won just 3 games in MEAC Play... Lucas had limited resources in regard to scholarship talent. FAMU had 15 walk-ons this year due to scholarship reductions and penalties.
Current assistant coach Brett Richardson will handle day-to-day operations until a new coach is hired.