FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

May 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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David Coburn hasn’t changed his strategy since his appointment last Friday as athletics director at Florida State. “I am just going to take it a day at a time and do my best to get things stabilized,” Coburn said Tuesday from the ACC’s spring meetings in Jacksonville. He continues to address operating budget issues and lagging season-ticket sales in football. Coburn has been tasked by Thrasher to help better integrate Seminole Boosters, Inc., and the athletics department. Coburn must also help hire a new baseball coach to replace legendary Mike Martin. Coburn confirmed that a number of current baseball coaches have expressed interest in the job. An advisory committee appointed by Coburn in February is expected to forward the names of three to five candidates to Thrasher and Coburn. “Now that the season is coming to an end, we can start talking to (current coaches) and get this wrapped up,” Coburn said. “I can’t tell you an exact time (to name a coach). I think we are in the home stretch now.” Discussions also have continued between athletics and Seminole Boosters, Inc., the independent fundraising arm of athletics. The shared vision over the years between the pair has helped FSU become one of the most visible and successful programs nationally. Seminole Boosters, Inc., raises funds for an athletic department that features over 500 student-athletes participating in 20 sports programs. Andy Miller, CEO and President of Seminole Boosters, said Tuesday that talks with the athletics department have been going “extraordinarily well.” He said the goal is to bring the two entities “even closer than they are now.” -Jim Henry, Tallahassee Democrat, Read More

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