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Ice Harris heading back to UM

Tim "Ice" Harris, who won three state championships at Miami Booker T. Washington including a national title this past season, has accepted a position on the University of Miami football staff as Assistant Director of Football Operations.

Harris, 48, will be the primary liaison to high school coaches at UM under Al Golden. He will also assist in coordinating community service events for current student-athletes.

Harris worked under former UM coach Randy Shannon from 2008 to 2010 as a special assistant to the head coach. He coordinated the football team’s community relations projects and also assisted in other day-to-day operations of the football program.

Harris’ eldest son Tim Jr., Booker T.’s offensive coordinator, is expected to be named coach for the Tornadoes two sources told The Miami Herald. Harris Jr., 28, ran track at UM where he was an All-American. Harris' son, Treon, a star quarterback on the program’s back-to-back state championship teams, signed with the University of Florida last month.

Together the Harris family -- with deep roots to Miami's innercity -- led Booker T. to 26 consecutive victories and back-to-back state titles over the last two seasons. The Tornadoes finished the year ranked No. 1 in all seven national high school football polls.

In his first stint at Booker T. from 2003 to 2007, Harris Sr. went 57-7 and guided the Tornadoes to a state championship in 2007 en route to being named the USA Today National Coach of the Year.

He then followed his son Brandon Harris, a standout cornerback now with the Houston Texans, to UM the following fall. After Shannon was fired, Harris returned to Booker T. as head coach in 2011 and guided the Tornadoes to a state finals appearance immediately. Booker T. went 39-3 over the last three seasons combined including 14-0 this past season.

“God put me on this earth to help develop young people from a high school perspective,” Harris Sr. said after guiding Booker T. to the state championship last December and joining Nick Kotys (4), Billy Rolle (3) and Walt Frazier as the only other coaches in Miami-Dade County history to win at least three state titles.

“I know right now from watching our development the last three years you never know what might happen, if an offer may come. But right now I’m grounded to what we’re doing and Booker T. Washington High School.”

Eddie Arza, a longtime friend and assistant at Booker T. prior to 2013, said Ice was torn about leaving Booker T. but felt better knowing he was leaving the program in the hands of his son and his assistants. Harris Sr. also intends to finish his college degree at UM. 

"If there’s something he would want to come out in the article is that it was a gut-wrenching decision for him because he’s so tied up to that community and to those kids," Arza said. "The phrase saving lives came out in our conversations hundreds of times over the weekend. Ice was not only about winning games at Booker T., but saving lives. I told him listen 'You’ve taught everybody well and we’ll continue to save lives while your over there. Now with Ice being at UM he can save some lives not only in Overtown, but Liberty City, Goulds and other areas throughout the county.

"It’s important for people to know he cares so much about his community. What made the decision easier for him was we spent the weekend in Orlando in the Nike Clinic. We had our 15 coaches in a room and we sat and spoke and laughed about all the things we wanted to accomplish. We get along so great. Seeing us laugh and joke around and knowing how much football we know because of him, it made his decision easier."

Harris began his coaching career at Miami High where he coached wide receivers and served as the offensive coordinator from 1986 to 1996. There, he coached UM offensive coordinator James Coley. Harris also served as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Northwestern High School from 1997-98 and 2001-02. He was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Miami Central High School from 1999-2000.

A native of Overtown, Harris played three years as a defensive back at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.

UM signed two of its top recruits in February from Booker T. -- five-star All-American defensive end Chad Thomas and four-star defensive end Demetrius Jackson. UM also has Booker T. standout running back Mark Walton (currently Class of 2016) committed as a recruit.

The Tornadoes are once again expected to be among the nation's elite teams in 2015.

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Welcome back, Coach!

Welcome back Ice. A great hire Coach Golden. Wonderful news for The U. Now if they can only stop the exodus of Miami boys going North and rebuild the U with Miami's outstanding crop of HS players, as it should.

Oh boy... doesn't this throw Gallo's Golden Casualties List right out the window! Lol.

Maybe he will tell those Defensive coaches about that young stud cb Dontye Carriere-Williams. I hear he blowing up the 7 on 7 circuit 2016 kid

No, gallo is NEVER wrong, just ask him!

And by making this move even with his son going to some other school, the NCAA can't claim it was a recruiting benefit to get him a job.

Now, let's see if he can board up the holes in that State of Miami fence that Satan (I mean Saban) and the other zombies keep digging through.

its irrelevant....Harris will not make one bit of difference.....its all at the top....

Golden Casualties and Discipline Issues:
vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
Terry Richardson - RB Coach
Jedd Fisch - OC
Geroge Mcdonald - WR Coach
Mario Christobal - HC
Eddie Johnson - LB
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Jontavious Carter - WR
Danny Dillard – RB
Travis Rudolf - WR
Dyron Dye – DL
Alin Edouard – QB
Raphael Kirby – LB
Dalvon Stuckey – DT
Travonte Valentine – DT
Nigel Bethel – DB
Brandon Powell – RB
Malcolm Bunche – OL
Derrick Griffin – WR
Dennis Turner – WR
Reilly Gibbons - OT

Excellent for the U.

Now let us move to the next level, and give Ice something to build on, sell to the prospects, and promote the 'Canes ......such as WINS...
Go 'Canes

"assistant director of football operations"......that's hysterical, you could be any more back-office....

all about nothing.....

lmao..he put Dennis Turner on the list bol!

Welcome back coach "hielo".

Proof again that dumba55es Gallo and calvin dont know squat. Golden IS reaching out to the communities in Miami-Dade and this proves that he knows how to do it through none other than coach Harris. he cant do it alone, and as it is, he doesnt have the connections that the Harrises have in O-town.

This will continue to help recruiting and will help put our beloved U back in the map.

please....he can reach out all he wants...golden is weak....nothing can change that.....UM has no QB and Williams is pathetic...just wait till game time and you will see......

fsu is cleaning up in the talent area.....what does UM accomplish in 2014?..please tell me?

2011 - nothing
2012 - nothing
2013 - nothing
2014 - nothing / 6-6 at BEST....wont even come close to a playoff picture next year.....

UM will have another 5000 defensive season.....mistakes all over the place via the learning curve to graduation....

heck....injuries so far, UM cant even get out of the gate.....so who cares about a "Harris" hire?

Hi Jimbo-
They will all come they will all win & they will all play on Sundays⚡️💥🔥🙌🙌🙌🙌

yea....been hearing that for the last 12 years.....

its all about the coaches.....golden is a .500 type coach....he aint a game changer, hes a MANAGER....has all the right files, that's it.

UM defense is gonna get crushed next year.....your living in a dream world....the only way you can have back to back 5000 yard defenses is if you SUCK....

its the same scenario....year after year...tons of hoopla spring/fall practice....quotes in Herald...sideshows until the reality of the season begins.....then its "TMZ".....

excuse after excuse...that is the pattern....plan on it continuing since UM aint getting past FSU so cicle-jerk all you want....

Yeah he also put a kid who didn't qualify academically and a kid who was expelled from the University for pleading guilty to raping a female student. Griffin and Brown. With lists like this... who needs credibility more than Gallo?

So Jim Gallo is a die hard Cane fan. Glad to see that in writing. Sounds more like, "Who is John Galt."

Hmm, the sicko disappears, "Gallo" returns. Tough to keep those personas straight, huh?

Hey "Gallo", you claimed the LOSS of Ice Harris was a big deal. Now your claim the return of Harris after he just won a National Championship? "Harris will not make one bit of difference."

You really know how to show how your entire LIST is "not one bit of difference."

dont worry....more to come.....wait till the season starts and parents start calling radio stations....., lol

why he didn't make a difference when Shannon was here...why now? Also he is in the back office anyway....

who knows if he will even stay.....just ask mario christobal.....weak cane fans holding onto that ever is available.....wishing like some child putting a tooth under its pillow.....

golden/dnofrio will sink UM down further....keep dreaming and let me know when you ANY stat to back up your opinion....

Even funnier is that two QB'S who had their football careers end because of injury (Dewy and Thompson) are on his list as well as two guys arrested for felonies (Finnie and Terry).

Better to keep your mouth shut and let people think that you are fool than to open it and remove all doubts!

It's easy to blast Golden... look no further than his bff/No D but when you have to stretch the truth so far and start throwing random names up of kids that were dismissed, transferred or chose to attend a different university then you are desperate dude. We get it and MOST fans agree that the defense sucks and is going to suck until Coach No D is gone. Most people arent happy about the defense but there's just no point in throwing sheet onto the wall, just to see how much of it is going to stick.

Your list is a mirage and probably something that you should be discussing with a shrink. Check the insurance exchanges, I'm sure there's one near your area that accepts Obamacare.

My opionion,

He should have been hired as the new DB and special teams coach. His presence alone in the coaching meetings, and ICE's keen eye for putting the right player on the field would be an upgrade. Hopefully, he will cause some of the existing coaches to feel the pressure of being replace by his resume alone. Coach Golden, if you want to put a fense around South Florida...then add a dade, broward, and palm beach county coaches to your staff. The defensive line, defensive back, and WRs could benefit hearing directions another voice.

correction: opinion! The defensive linemen, defensive backs, and wide receivers could benefit hearing directions from different voices. :)

Welcome back coach....you are very deserving of this opportunity....you have proven you can lead young men for long durations and with high success.....we are blessed to have you back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome back, Coach! You being at UM makes some things right about this world! Best wishes to you and your family!

Congratulations Coach Harris.

Gallo is a dumb sh7t:

He said he has been "hearing that" thelast 12 years.

Of course when you graduate (if you graduate) from FSU, FIU or the diploma mill UF, math is not a requirement.

Then again, Gallo is probably some fat pi55ant living in a trailer park in Opa locka.

2013-12= 2001- National championship
we havent played the 2014 season, but lets say we did

2014-12= 2002- Played and literally won the national championship

2003- finished top 5 in the BCS
2004- beatdown of the gators


so doo00osh, please learn how to subtract and add before you spew your dribble.

Welcome back coach. Canes will be better with you around.

Shoo Gallo- your sister is calling you

Shallo how about this fact:

9-4...two game improvement from 2012....embarrassed the Turds AGAIN....got us through the NCAA mess....brought Coley back to The U and now Harris....I see blue skies ahead....

“To be honest with you I don’t have perfect games either,” he said Tuesday. “I probably don’t make enough plays. There are still things I need to focus on like run fits. This past game [against Duke] there were times I wasn’t in my gap and it caused big runs.”

-DZP

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/22/3770037/fatherhood-could-be-game-changer.html#storylink=cpy

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can't criticize scheme if you're not executing properly. You all wanna run a track meet but can't tie you shoes. smh...

I'd like to think the Ice addition will solidify local recruiting but there's no gurantee the it will. I see it as a shrewd move by Al, the Booker T pipeline is wide open now, but having Ice as an assistant is not the stamp of approval on his blueprint. Good hire though. Shows insight in the face of criticism over D'Onofrio.

Still waiting for Soldinger hire to run special teams.

Looks like a guy has to have a degree to be an assistant coach. So doing that is important for Coach Harris.

After that, who knows? The sky could be the limit.

Gallo even has guys on the list who graduated from UM so how are they casualties ? He has David Thompson who plays baseball for the U because of injury , how is that a casualty ? The only way to explain it is he is a moron plain and simple , very simple . Go Canes

Gallo you couldn't be more of an idiot. Your list of casualties is pathetic and you need to get a life.

How are any of these.....casualties or Golden's fault? Lets take a look at you're misleading propaganda.

Dalvon Stuckley- Couldn't get in because of grades.
Reilly Gibbons- Wanted to play at the best school academically that he could so he picked Stanford...Not Golden's fault.
Dennis Turner- Not good enough to play here, we used his scholarship on someone better.
Derrick Griffin- Grades Issue
Brandon Powell- Always wanted to be a Florida Gator, and said he would commit whenever they offered...not Golden's Fault.
Raphael Kirby- Still on our roster? Don't know what you're smoking here.
Alin Eduard- We had 2 quarterbacks committed already, so who cares. Brad Kayya is the future not this kid.
Danny Dilliard- not good enough to play here so transfered
David Thompson- Decided to play baseball at The U instead of football.
Jalen Grimble- Didn't put in the work here and wanted to go somewhere with no competition. (Not the kind of kids we want at The U
Preston Dewey- Left football because of an injury...tell me how that's is Golden' Fault.

I could tear apart the rest of this list all day but i have a life so I'll stop there. I think everyone gets the point about how much of an idiot you are. You try to indoctrinate the fans that don't follow the program day in and day out and it works. You're a simply a loser...no other way to put it. Go root for another team we don't want you anymore.

Ha! Gallo...funny dude that you are...
Wasn't Thomas and Kaaya on that list 4 weeks ago???
No matter how you look at this, it's a great move for the 'Canes.
Listen to you...all pissed off.
Being the "Canes fan" that you are...who was your favorite Cane coach and what Cane team was your favorite.
Criticizing "our" team is okay. I do it all the time. Why create sheet, like your list, that's barely valid. And before you defend your list, check out other programs and how players come and go.
Forget about other programs, Shannon had a nice list of his own.
Instead of crying and whining, why don't you present solutions?

GO CANES!!!

^Being the "Canes fan" that you are...who was your favorite Cane coach and what Cane team was your favorite?

With recent adds, Gallo's list now 4" longer than his unit. More in cold water.

Damn Gallo, it's literally like you go out of your way to not make sense. Almost half of the players that you mentioned were never casualties in anyway. Most left on their own accord, didn't have the grades, or in David Thompson case left due to injury and took his baseball scholarship and is doing pretty well for The U. Man you do no research what so ever. You even mentioned Vernon Davis as a RB when he was a CB out of highschool at Coral Reef High and was recruited as a CB. That wasn't even a typo so don't even try that garbage. It's literally as if you just like to puke out information and hope it lands on something accurate. Get off your sister's tit and read a book. How old are you? Never mind don't answer that, don't want you to hurt yourself.

Just do everyone a favor......

GO CANES!!!!!

Gallo for someone who claims to be a Canes fan you are probably the most negative person I've ever come across. It's one thing to be critical. I'm not going to sit here and type away saying that I'm MR.POSITIVITY because that would be a lie. I've been critical as well but you take it to another level. Honestly man, just relax a bit, try to look at some of the good and take it from there. This isn't to knock you just to open your eyes a bit. Fans like you give us a bad rap so don't be that guy. Come down and party with the rest of the Canesfans and have a good time man.

GO U!!!!!


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