Scot Walker '90 December 4, 2017 1:29 PM updated: December 4, 2017 1:38 PM
Via news release from Texas A&M Athletics:
Jimbo Fisher, who led Florida State University to a national championship in 2013, has been named head football coach at Texas A&M University, Aggie Director of Athletics Scott Woodward announced Dec. 4. Fisher agreed to a ten-year contract worth $75 million. No state-appropriated funds will be used to pay the coach’s salary, nor will any funds donated to The Association of Former Students.
The 2013 Rawlings College Football Coach of the Year, Fisher has twice been a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award (2013, 2014) and was a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award in 2014. Fisher led the Seminoles to victories in five of seven bowl game appearances, including three wins in traditional New Year’s Day bowl games.
Under Fisher’s leadership, 83 FSU football student-athletes graduated while his program produced 12 consensus All-America honorees and his recruiting classes ranked in the Top 10 in each of the past seven years. Fisher had 42 FSU players drafted into the NFL, including 19 first-or second-round selections. Three of his quarterbacks at FSU have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Fisher has been active in the community through his foundation, Kidz1stFund. The nonprofit was founded in 2011 to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder that affects thousands, including Fisher’s youngest son, Ethan.
"There are very few places in America that I would have left Florida State for, and Texas A&M is at the top," Fisher said. "I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity. President Young and Scott Woodward have been tremendous in our discussions and I know that we will do great things together. We have everything in place to reach our goal, which is to bring a national title to College Station, and I can't wait to get started."
To read the full news release from Texas A&M Athletics, and to view video of his introductory news conference, visit http://12thman.com/news/2017/12/4/jimbo-fisher-named-head-football-coach.aspx.