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FAMU DRS on the hunt for a head coach… again

PHOTO CREDIT: Alison Posey/WTXL-TV

The struggles for FAMU DRS’ (Tallahassee) Baby Rattler football program continues into 2017.

Earlier Thursday afternoon, WTXL-TV/Tallahassee Sports Director Alison Posey tweeted out that the school is looking for their third head coach in as many seasons after Rontarius Robinson, who was hired back in February 2016 to replace Ira Reynolds, was let go after the school decided to open the position up.

The change marks the 68th head coaching on The Original Coaches Moving Van™ for 2017.

Posey also posted in tweets following her initial post that the school had already closed the hiring process and had narrowed down the choices to four candidates coming from FAMU DRS Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Gavin.

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Gavin also told Posey that Robinson had the option to reapply for the job after the season, but choose not to do so.

FAMU DRS finished the 2016 season with a 1-8 record after going 0-9 in 2015. The Baby Rattlers missed the postseason in 2015, but reached the postseason this past season after Maclay had dropped out of District 2A-1 that left them and North Florida Christian as the only two teams in the district.

RELATED: FHSAA football playoff format breakdown: Classes 1A-4A

FAMU DRS has been assigned to Class 2A-Region I for the next two years under the FHSAA’s new football format that eliminated district play in Classes 1A-4A.

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