Former Florida State assistant coach Raymond Woodie Jr. will be the next head coach at Bethune-Cookman, his alma mater.

News of Woodie to Bethune-Cookman was reported Thursday. The HBCU was in need of a head coach after the hiring of Ed Reed did not work out.

Woodie confirmed the reports in a post on his Facebook account.

Woodie has been in coaching since 1996, starting at the high school level. He got into college coaching at Western Kentucky on Willie Taggart’s staff. Woodie followed Taggart to USF, Oregon and Florida State. During Taggart’s brief FSU tenure, Woodie was the Seminoles’ linebackers coach in 2018 and ’19.

After Taggart’s firing at FSU, Woodie followed the head coach to Florida Atlantic. FAU made a coaching change after the 2022 season, hiring Tom Herman.