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Florida A&M informs Gillespie of dismissal by fax

Updated: August 14, 2007, 4:27 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University fired basketball coach Mike Gillespie on Tuesday, less than three months after he was charged with misdemeanor stalking.

"This employment action is in the best interests of the men's basketball program and the university," said James Ammons, who became the school's president six weeks ago.

Associate athletic director Alvin Hollins said a committee would be formed to hire a new head coach. No decision has been made on the current ...

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