Nobody more excited about Charlie Ward’s new job than Willie Taggart

Florida State Seminoles legend Charlie Ward recently accepted a job coaching varsity basketball at Florida High in Tallahassee and there might not be anybody more excited about it than Florida State football coach Willie Taggart.

That’s because Taggart’s son, Willie Taggart, Jr., will be a junior at Florida High next year and will get the opportunity to play for the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and 11-year NBA veteran.

“I’m excited that my son is going to be able to be coached by Charlie. How bout that? Pretty cool,” Taggart said according to Tim Linafelt of at a press conference before Florida State’s pro day on Tuesday with spring practice beginning on Wednesday

In addition to the Heisman, Ward led Florida State’s football program to a national title in 1993. He also helped lead the basketball team to an Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in his junior and senior seasons, respectively.

Ward was even drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and then the New York Yankees in the MLB Draft in 1993 and 1994. And to top it all off, he was an accomplished amateur tennis player, making him one of the truly great all-around athletes of all-time.

So it’s obviously great to have him working in youth sports in the Tallahassee area and Taggart’s son, himself a multi-sport athlete with a couple of football offers to his name already, should benefit.

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