TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) today announced the hiring of Alex Wood as its head football coach.

FAMU made the announcement today on its website. Wood will be introduced at a 3 p.m. news conference.

Wood has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He served as running backs coach at the University of Miami from 1989-93 helping the team win a pair of national championships, including a perfect 12-0 season in 1991. Wood served as head coach at James Madison University (JMU) from 1995-1998 and led them to an 8-4 record and the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs in his first season.

Wood also served as a coach and coordinator for four years in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, and Minnesota Vikings.

Prior to accepting the top job at FAMU, Wood served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo (UB) since 2011. He is often given credit for UB’s prolific offense. In 2014, the team finished fourth in total offense and third in scoring offense out of 13 teams in the Mid-American Conference. He was tapped to serve as interim head coach in October replacing head coach Jeff Quinn. READ FULL