FAMU announced yesterday that it would not renew the contracts of the men's and women's head track coaches, effectively firing them.
Rey Robinson, the men's track coach, had served as coach since 2000-01, and Maicel Malone, has been the women's track coach since the Fall of 2005.
According to an athletic department release, "a nationwide search would begin immediately to fill the vacancies."
This year the FAMU men's team finished 8th in the MEAC outdoor championships, while the women finished 9th. Neither team faired any better in 2008 as the men & women's teams finished 9th and 11th respectfully at the MEAC track and field championships.
It was the same dismal story when it came to the Rattler track teams performance at indoor meets.