Prominent South Florida high school coaches Tim "Ice" Harris and Benedict Hyppolite will join the upstart Florida Memorial University football staff, sources told FootballScoop on Sunday.
Harris is the head coach at powerhouse Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, while Hyppolite leads the program at Miami's Carol City High School.
Florida Memorial announced in late May it will re-launch its football program to begin play in the fall of 2020. An HBCU based in Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial played football from 1927 through 1958. The school presently enrolls roughly 1,800 undergraduates and competes in NAIA.
It was not known at this time what position Harris and Hyppolite will take on the FMU staff. The Lions' football revival is being led by former Morgan State, ASA College and Alcorn State head coach Ernest T. Jones, who came aboard as athletics director in May. The school's initial posting for the head coaching job placed a target hire date of this fall.
Harris is currently in his third stint as the head coach at Booker T. Washington. He previously served as the running backs coach at Miami under head coach Al Golden. Harris has led the Tornadoes to three state championships, including a mythical national championship in 2013.
Hyppolite has been the head coach at Carol City for the past two seasons, leading the Chiefs to a 19-8 mark. Prior to that he spent one season as the head coach at Hallandale High School in South Florida.
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