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Tim “Ice” Harris Staying At Booker T. Washington

Not so fast my friend.

The Miami Sports Tribune learned Tuesday and confirmed Thursday night that Tim “Ice” Harris will not be taking a position at Florida A&M University as it was previously reported and Harris will remain at his post as head coach at Miami Booker T. Washington.

Harris confirmed the news via text message Thursday.

“I will be coaching at Booker T. Washington Senior High School. Thanks Coach Ice,” Harris wrote.

Reports surfaced in December saying that Harris – and Southridge head coach Billy Rolle – would be taking positions on Willie Simmons’ coaching staff at FAMU. Those reports were consistent with information received from Miami Sports Tribune sources, however new information surfaced after the holidays that Harris would be staying in Miami.

It is still uncertain whether Harris’ staying with the Tornadoes has an effect on Rolle’s status with FAMU – his alma mater.

Phone calls to Rolle were not immediately returned.

Harris staying put should be music to everyone’s ears in Overtown.

2018 will be Harris’ 11th overall season at the helm of Booker T.’s football program. During his tenure, which spans three different stints, Harris has compiled a 112-20 record and has led the program to three Class 4A state championships (2007, 2012 and 2013) and a mythical national title in 2013.

Even though Harris has gone just 13-10 the past two years and failed to make the postseason in 2017, he is still one of Miami-Dade County’s most respected and most decorated coaches – being a three-time winner of the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year Award as well as was being named the 2007 USA Today National Coach of the Year.

J.T. Wilcox
J.T. Wilcox is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked in South Florida for more than a decade. He authors "The Bald Predictions" blog and "The Baldcast" podcast.

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