TALLAHASSEE, FL – The FAMU Department of Athletics announced today, the appointment of Brett Richardson as interim head baseball coach. Richardson served as the manager of day-to-day operations for baseball since the departure of coach Robert Lucas at the conclusion of the 2010 season.
FAMU Director of Athletics, Derek Horne, made the appointment after the closing of the previous search process. “Brett has done a very good job overseeing our baseball program during our search process. We felt that it was in the best interest of our student-athletes to name him coach. It will assist our efforts in preparing them for the upcoming season,” Horne said. Richardson was a part of the nationwide search for a head baseball coach.
Richardson expressed excitement about the opportunity. “The opportunity to direct these young men is something that I was ready and hoping for, and now it has come to fruition. I am ready to take it head-on and meet the challenges of rebuilding the Rattler baseball program back to its conference championship caliber.”
Richardson played for the Rattlers from 1990-1993. He joined the FAMU coaching staff in 1997 under Coach Joe Durant and continued under Lucas. During his time as assistant, the Rattlers enjoyed success with six 20 win seasons (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004).
Richardson, a Lincoln High School product, graduated from FAMU with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and went on to earn a master’s degree in Sports and Leisure Management.