In the wake of former FAMU athletic director Kortne Gosha’s departure and the installation of an interim AD, the HBCU is actively working to find a replacement. Get the full story from the release below.

Credit: FAMU Athletics

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has named an 18-member search committee to conduct a national search to find the University’s next athletic director (AD). 

Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FAMU Foundation, will chair the group charged with recommending potential candidates to President Robinson for consideration as the next athletic director.

“We will build on the recent and historic achievementsof this program with a keen focus on the success of our student-athletes in the classroom and in competition. The AD will work with our coaches and staff to meet and exceed the expectations of fans,friends, supporters, and those entities with compliance authority on and off campus,” Robinson said. “I’m looking forward to the Search Committee doing itswork thoroughly and expeditiously to help find the next leader of our athletic program at Florida A&M University.”

Other members of the AD Search Committee are FAMU Trustee Thomas Dortch; Vice President for Student Affairs William E. Hudson, Ph.D.; Joseph Maleszewski, vice president for Audit; Dean of the College of Education Allyson Watson, Ph.D.; Head Baseball Coach Jamey Shouppe; James Moran, Ph.D., first vice president of the FAMU National Alumni Association; Tirrell Whitley, FAMU Foundation Board member, president and CEO of Liquid Soul, and Eddie Jackson, president of the 220 Quarterback Club, an athletics support group.

Athletic Director Search Committee Members

Ezzeldin Aly, Ph.D.

Selvin Cobb, Rattlers Boosters president

Michael Crimbley, Student Government Association

Thomas Dortch, member FAMU Board of Trustees 

Brandi Tatum-Fedrick, Cheerleading coach

Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., vice president University Advancement, executive director FAMU Foundation, and School of Business and Industry dean.

Rochelle Goldthreate-Houston, tennis coach

William E. Hudson, Ph.D. vice president for Student Affairs

Eddie Jackson, president 220 Quarterback Club

Joseph Maleszewski, vice president Audit

James Moran, Ph.D., FAMU NAA vice president

Ken Neighbors, FAMU Foundation Board member

Ebenezer Oriaku, Ph.D., Athletic Faculty liaison 

Jamey Shouppe, baseball coach

Curtis Taylor, Rattler “F” Club

Kenisha Thomas, Faculty Senate representative

Allyson Watson, Ph.D., dean College of Education

Tirrell Whitley, FAMU Foundation Board member, president and CEO of Liquid Soul