Simmons steps down at Prairie View, expected to become Florida A&M coach

(STATS) – Prairie View A&M announced football coach Willie Simmons has resigned after three seasons on Saturday. He’s reportedly set to become the new head coach at Florida A&M.

Simmons had a 21-11 record, including 19-6 in SWAC games, at Prairie View.

“We want to thank Coach Simmons and his family for their contributions to Prairie View A&M University,” Prairie View athletic director Ashley Robinson said. “He led Panther football through an exciting period with the opening of our new football stadium and helped Prairie View A&M to again become a contender in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. We wish him success in his future endeavors.”

Prairie View said assistant head coach Bubba McDowell will serve as interim head coach, with assistance from quarterbacks coach K.J. Black during the transition until a new coach is named.

Florida A&M, a MEAC member, has sought a new coach since Alex Wood resigned on Nov. 20 following a 3-8 season.