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Tallahassee, Florida: Football Coach Circled By Heads

A statue of Alonzo "Jake" Gaither, head coach of Florida A&M University, is surrounded by the disembodied heads of his assistant coaches. It looks like he's getting ready to run one in for a touchdown.

Address:
1755 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL
Directions:
From Gaines St. drive south on Railroad Ave. After crossing the train tracks there is a traffic circle. Continue south and Railroad Ave. becomes Wahmish Way. The statue is on the left (east) side of the street in front of the gymnasium.
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Coarch Alonzo

Football Coach with Severed Heads

Florida A&M University has a statue of Alonzo "Jake" Gaither, the winningest head coach in the USA during his tenure at Florida A&M (1945-1969). It is somewhat similar to the statue of coach Wooden in Indianapolis -- where he's surrounded by legs from the knee down -- but instead of legs, coach Gaither is surrounded by the six heads of his assistant coaches. At first glance it looks like it could be a statue of a serial killer, surrounded by the decapitated heads of his victims.

[signmanjoe, 06/28/2023]

Then he kicks them in a stunning demonstration of field goal prowess!


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