Charlie Armstrong coached the first four Florida State baseball teams and was the first assistant football coach in FSU history when head coach Don Veller hired the former Indiana University star in 1948. Armstrong literally started the FSU baseball program from scratch pulling together a team and equipment and posting winning records in each of the first four years from 1948-51. During his four years on the football staff, FSU won 30 of 34 games. Veller gave him much credit for the team’s first football success which culminated in FSU’s first bowl win against Wofford College in the 1949 Cigar Bowl. Armstrong was called back into the military service in 1951 and went on to be a successful high school coach.