|Former Florida A&M coach Booker dies at age 65|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2007 09:59|
M sports publicist Alvin Hollins.
Booker led the Rattlers to their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title in 1991 and had a 137-25 record from 1984-1993. His teams made the finals of the MEAC tournament four times between 1988 and 1992.
``On the surface, coach Booker was a low-key guy, a calm demeanor on the sideline,'' Hollins said Wednesday. ``When things seemed to be going crazy he always seemed to be at peace and in control.
Booker was a multisport star at Rochelle High School in Lakeland, where he graduated in 1959. A basketball star at the former Gibbs Junior College in St. Petersburg, Booker completed his college career at New Mexico State, where he played from 1961 to 1963.