Odell Haggins Jr. (born February 27, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He has been on the Florida State Seminoles coaching staff since 1994, nearly all of it spent coaching the defensive tackle position. Haggins has also served as associate head coach since 2014, and has twice been named interim head coach. He led the Seminoles for the final two games of the 2017 season and the final four games of the 2019 season (both including bowl games).
|Title||Assistant head coach/Defensive line coach|
|Born||February 27, 1967|
|Alma mater||Florida State (1993)|
|1990||San Francisco 49ers|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1994–1995||Florida State (TE/OL)|
|1996–2013||Florida State (DT)|
|2014–2018||Florida State (AHC/DT)|
|2017||Florida State (interim HC)|
|2019–present||Florida State (AHC/DL)|
|2019||Florida State (interim HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Haggins was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the ninth round, 248th overall, of the 1990 NFL Draft. After three years in the NFL with the 49ers and the Bills, Haggins returned to Florida State as tight ends and offensive line coach under Bowden. He remained on the staff of Bowden's successor, Jimbo Fisher, when he became head coach for the 2010 season. In 2014, Haggins was promoted to associate head coach.
In 2017, Haggins went 2–0 as interim head coach when Fisher resigned, leading the Seminoles into bowl eligibility with a win their final regular season game, followed by a 42–13 win over Southern Miss in the 2017 Independence Bowl.
Haggins was again retained by new coach Willie Taggart when he was hired for the 2018 season. When Taggart was fired midway through the 2019 season, Haggins was again named interim coach for the final 3 regular season games; the team went 2–1 during that stretch, bringing its overall season record to 6–6 and again reaching a bowl game.
In December 2019, new FSU head coach Mike Norvell announced Haggins would be the first assistant coach hired to join his staff. The 2020 season will be his 27th as assistant coach at FSU, making him the longest-tenured assistant coach in the country. Norvell will be the fourth head coach to employ Haggins on the FSU staff.
In 2018, Haggins was selected for the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Florida State Seminoles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2017)|
|2017||Florida State||2–0*||0–0*||6th (Atlantic)||W Independence|
|Florida State Seminoles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2019)|
|2019||Florida State||2–2**||1–0**||T–3rd (Atlantic)||L Sun|
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- "Odell Haggins". Florida State Seminoles. June 29, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
- Smits, Garry. "Haggins voted into Florida State Hall of Fame". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
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