Savannah State University head football coach Erik Raeburn has announced the hiring of Shawn Quinn as the Tigers new defensive coordinator. Quinn replaces Chad Williams, who took an assistant position at Central Arkansas.
Quinn comes to Savannah State from The Citadel where he served as a defensive analyst for the 2017 season. Before that, he was the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/ linebackers coach at Tennessee Tech (2016-17).
A native of Chicago, Quinn has also coached at Western Carolina, Charleston Southern, Northwestern State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana Lafayette, Tennessee and Louisiana
Quinn additionally has previous coordinator experience from a year (2009) working as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Northwestern State, and two seasons (2010-11) at Georgia Southern coaching linebackers while also serving as the Eagles’ recruiting coordinator. AT GSU, he helped the Eagles win the 2011 Southern Conference championship and achieve two FCS semi-final playoff appearances.
He worked as a defensive line assistant for LSU during the 2008 season and from 2002-07, Quinn coached outside linebackers and the defensive line at Louisiana-Lafayette, helping win the 2005 Sun Belt championship.
Quinn has coached or recruited a number of NFL players, most notably Jason Whitten (Dallas), Tyson Jackson (Atlanta), Darius Eubanks (Tampa Bay), Jeremy Lane (Seattle), Antwoine Williams (Minnesota) and Edwin Jackson (Indianapolis).
A four-year starter along the defensive line at Carson-Newman College, Quinn was an All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) selection, helping the Eagles claim four conference championships.