By: Ryan Kelly | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
February 14, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Since May 2008, few titles in Florida A&M University Athletics have been as constant as LeDawn Gibson’s.
But on Wednesday, that all seemed distant with Kevin Lynum being named interim women’s basketball head coach after Gibson was terminated from the position early this week.
Lynum said his Rattlers, who are in the midst of a 3-20 season, know the move is just the nature of the business.
"They understood, they're growing young ladies, they're maturing,” said Lynum. “We're looking at just moving forward from henceforth, we're looking at everything ahead of us. Obviously, we've had our shortcomings or whatever throughout the season, but that's all behind us now."
Despite having only five games remaining on the schedule, Lynum is hoping to use the final month of the season to pick back up on the path to success.
"We want to build a culture here. We're at one of the greatest institutions in the continental United States: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Our students should leave here with an experience that's second to none and we truly believe that. We want to make sure they can embrace these opportunities and really find a home here at FAMU," Lynum said.
When asked if he would like to make FAMU his home and have an opportunity to have the “interim” removed from his title, the coach was understandably mum.
"I'm really just hoping to get a W against Savannah State on Saturday," said Lynum.