Billy Rolle, who led Southridge to its first state football championship since 1993 a year ago and was named the Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year for it, is weighing an offer to join the coaching staff at Florida A&M.
Citing a source, a report earlier this week said that Rolle and Booker T. Washington coach Tim “Ice” Harris would be joining coach Willie Simmons’ staff as early as January.
Harris did not return phone calls or text messages from the Miami Herald on Thursday. Rolle said via text that he received the offer letter from Florida A&M but had not yet signed it.
“I’ll keep you posted,” Rolle said.
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Harris and Rolle have combined to win seven state championships and two national championships as high school coaches. Harris spent several seasons on the staff at the University of Miami.
According to the report earlier this week, Harris and Rolle have already signed offer letters with FAMU and are now negotiating relocation expense details.
Rolle became the first coach in history to win a state title at three schools. The championship was the fourth of Rolle’s career, having also led Northwestern to state titles in 1998 and 2007 and Killian to a championship in 2004.