FAMU Football announces additions to coaching staff


Courtesy of FAMU Athletics

TALLAHASSEE, Florida | Florida A&M Head Football Coach Willie Simmons officially made some additions to FAMU football 2022 staff. Simmons added an Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Joseph HenrySpecial Teams Coordinator Chilli Davisand running backs coach Marcus Windham.

“I am extremely excited about the additions to our coaching,” the head coach said. Willie Simmons. “This group of talented and respected coaches will continue to move this program in the right direction. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from their time spent in some of the best programs in the country.

Joseph Henry – Offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

Coach Henry joins FAMU football after spending the past three seasons in the SEC with the LSU Tigers (Offensive Line Coach), Arkansas Razorbacks (Offensive Line Coach), and Missouri Tigers (Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach). Henry spent a year at Florida A&M as part of Coach Simmons’ inaugural season as the passing game coordinator, running backs coach, and punt coordinator. Prior to Florida A&M, Henry worked for Coach Simmons at Prairie View A&M for three seasons as Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends Coach, Video Coordinator, Director of Operations, and Director of Summer Camps and Clinics. Henry spent the 2014 season as defensive line coach at Birmingham-Southern College. Henry also had stints at UAB and began his coaching career at Arkansas following his five-year playing career with the Razorbacks.

Chilli Davis – Special Teams Coordinator

Davis comes to FAMU football after spending last season as a quality control analyst for special teams at the University of Washington. Prior to his stint in Washington, Davis coached inside receivers, served as assistant special teams coordinator and oversaw tight ends at New Mexico State. The Chester, Va. native was elevated to a full-time assistant coaching position after serving as an offensive graduate assistant during NM State’s historic 2017 season. Davis, who worked primarily with wide receivers, was part of the coaching staff that helped the Aggies break their 57-year drought and defeat Utah State, 26-20, in overtime in NOVA Home Loans Arizona. Bowl. Before coming to NM State, Davis spent the 2016 season at Fordham, where he coached cornerbacks. The Rams finished 8-3 this year, winning six of their last seven games. Davis spent the 2015 season at Louisiana Tech and served as an offensive graduate assistant on head coach Skip Holtz’s staff, working primarily with running backs. Davis, who graduated from Campbell in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, played defensive back for the Camels from 2008 to 2011. He made his debut in the coaching ranks in 2012, spending three seasons as an assistant coach. head coach of his alma mater.

Marcus Windham – Running backs

Windham comes to Tallahassee after a three-year stint as a running backs coach and wide receiver at Delta State (Miss.) and Itawamba CC.

During his freshman year at Delta State, Windham coached two of the Gulf South Conference’s top running backs in Rico Owens and Deion Dampier. Delta State’s running back tandem of Owens II and Dampier was named to the All-Gulf South Conference Second Team. Owens rushed for a team-best 627 yards and eight touchdowns, while Dampier had 525 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Both running backs ranked in the GSC’s top 10 in yards per game, with Owens finishing 2nd and Dampier 10th. During his three seasons at Itawamba (2015-17) as passing game coordinator, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, the Indians had one of the most prolific offenses in the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges, placing in the top five overall. offense in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was instrumental in helping the Indians go 16-11 in three seasons, averaging 39.4 points per game during that span.

FAMU Football announces additions to coaching staff


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