Willie Taggart to become next coach at Florida Atlantic
Willie Taggart has a new job, and he’s staying in Florida.
As first reported by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy and confirmed by the coach himself, Taggart will take over at Florida Atlantic, replacing Lane Kiffin.
Willie Taggart just confirmed to @yahoosports that he’s going to be the next coach at Florida Atlantic.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 11, 2019
Taggart may not have been able to do the job at Florida State, but this is a great hire for a school of FAU’s caliber. Kiffin has been very successful there and has recruited quite well for a Conference USA school, and a big name with major program experience like Taggart should be able to keep that momentum going. Plus, Taggart knows the Florida recruiting landscape well, which will also be hugely beneficial to the Owls.
Taggart is 56-62 as a head coach. He had interest in reuniting with one of his former schools, and though that didn’t work out, he still gets to stay in a familiar environment.