This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither, former football coach and athletic director at Florida A&M University, reflects on his career as a coach. He stresses the effect that treating his players with respect had on his success with them and with people in general. He remarks that his former players are his fam...
8:13; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA232; S.1239
15:45; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA302; S.1239
In a press conference, Florida A&M University president Dr. Benjamin Perry announces Jake Gaither's resignation as athletic director and football coach. Coach Gaither comments on his experiences at FAMU and on passing the torch to Pete Griffin. Dr. Perry, Coach Gaither and Pete Griffin answer questi...
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