FAMU Head Coach Hired and Revealed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Former Florida State basketball star Eugene Harris is being named as the head basketball coach at Florida A&M.

Although details on his contract with the school remain to be finalized, university President James Ammons says it would be a four-year deal and that Harris ``would be well taken care of.''

Harris' 956 career points rank in the top 50 all-time at Florida State, where he was a three-year starter and co-captain of the Seminoles' team that won the Metro Conference in 1978.

Although he has spent most of his coaching career in collegiate circles, Harris also coached high school basketball in Tallahassee and Alabama in the 1980s.

Harris succeeds Mike Gillespie, who is now serving a year's probation after a no contest plea to stalking a former girlfriend. Gillespie coached six seasons at the school.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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