SSU Bus Trip To FAMU
The Savannah State Community Booster Club is sponsoring a bus trip to watch the football game between SSU and Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Florida on October 1. The bus will leave at 10am from the SSU Student Union and return after midnight. The cost of the trip is $50.00 and it is due on September 28. For more info, contact Vivian Brannen at 912-604-6830.
SSU Booster Club Meeting
The Savannah State Community Booster Club will have their monthly meeting on September 28 at 7pm in Tiger Arena, in the multipurpose room. For more info, contact Jaleesa Morris at 912-271-0077.
Tolbert Laid To Rest
Funeral services for former Savannah State football player Ernest Tolbert were held on September 24 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Tolbert, 59, died on Sept. 17. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 235-pounds during his playing days, the Augusta native played offensive tackle for the Tigers from 1975-78 for coach Frank Ellis. Tolbert graduated from SSU in 1980 with a degree in health, physical education and recreation. He later earned a master’s degree from Cambridge and a education specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial. In 2013, Tolbert retired from the Richmond County School System after 32 years as a teacher and coach. A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Tolbert was the last football coach at Glenn Hills High School to take his team to the state
playoffs. Interment was in Westover Memorial Park.
Wallace Joins ECSU Staff
Savannah State alumnus Michael Wallace has joined the football staff at Elizabeth City State. Wallace is the Vikings associate head coach as well as the safeties coach. When Earnest Wilson resigned from his job at Savannah State earlier this year, Wallace was not one of the assistants retained when the school hired Erik Raeburn as the new head coach. Wallace had spent 16 years on the SSU campus as either a player or in a coaching capacity. Other stops that Wallace has made on the coaching level include Benedict, Lane, Morris Brown and Stillman. He also spent some time at South Effingham High School.
Greens Joins Miles Staff
Former Savannah State football assistant Greg Green has joined the coaching staff at Miles College. Green will be the special teams coach. He comes to Miles from Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), where he served as the Coordinator of Football Academics and Student Support Services. Prior to coming to UAB, Green was an Academic Counselor, Judicial Affairs Coordinator, and Football/Head Tennis Coach over 23 years, at the following Universities: Alabama State, Texas Southern, Kentucky State, Tuskegee, SSU, Winona State, and his High school John Marshall in Cleveland, Ohio. Green also has 15 championship rings as a player and coach. Green coached at SSU from 1995-99.