Florida State legend and Heisman Trophy-winner Charlie Ward is returning to Tallahassee this fall as a brand ambassador for the university.
Noles247 confirmed that Ward has stepped down as head coach at Pensacola Washington High School where he has been since 2014, but no contract has been signed between him and the university.
“It is as an ambassador for the university and the job description is being done now,” Ward told Noles247. “Will have those details later in the month. I have had some very preliminary discussions with FSU officials about how I might help the university in some official capacity.”
In addition to his duties as brand ambassador for Florida State, TomahawkNation has learned that he will be coaching basketball at a local high school as well.
Ward is one of the most accomplished athletes in FSU history, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1993 and leading the basketball team to an Elite Eight appearance in the same year. He would go on to play 11 seasons in the NBA, becoming the first Heisman Trophy winner to play professional basketball at the highest level.
Of course, Ward is not the first former Seminole to return to Tallahassee since Willie Taggart was announced as head coach.
One of Taggart’s first hires on his new coaching staff was Greg Frey, who was a member of the 1993 national championship team under Bobby Bowden.