Wyatt Steps Down As EWC Coach
Edward Waters, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Stanley B. Cromartie has announced that Alvin Wyatt, Sr. has resigned his position as head football coach at Edward Waters College, effective immediately. Wyatt joined Edward Waters in 2012 as defensive coordinator and was selected as the 13th head football coach in EWC football history in December 2013.
“Coach Wyatt has been a legendary figure in the world of coaching and molding young men.” Said Cromartie. “We thank him for his hard work and dedication to our football program at EWC and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
Wyatt, 69, had coached the Tigers for four years, compiling a record of 9-29. Edward Waters finished 1-10 and lost all nine conference games during 2017, the program’s first season in the expanded Sun Conference.
The Jacksonville, Florida native previously coached Bethune-Cookman from 1997 to 2009, twice qualifying for the Division I-AA playoffs. He finished with a 90-54 record in his years at B-CU, the most victories in Wildcats history.
UAPB Applicants Include SSU Assistant
At least 37 applicants have submitted their resumes to be the next head football coach at Arkansas Pine Bluff. The next coach will replace Monte Coleman who was fired after ten seasons complied a 40-70 record with the Golden Lions. Following a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a Arkansas based newspaper, the university has released the names of 37 applicants who have applied for the position.
Among those on the list are current Savannah State defensive line coach Jonas Jackson. Others on the list with ties to SSU are former Tigers head coach Ernest Wilson III and former SSU all conference offensive lineman Chennis Berry.
Jackson has been on the SSU staff since 2013 while Wilson is the current head football coach at Elizabeth City State and Berry is the current offensive coordinator at Southern.
Wilson Plays In FCS Bowl
Savannah native Andre Wilson played in the FCS Bowl on December 10. The contest was held in Daytona, Florida at Municipal Stadium.
Wilson, who recently completed his senior season at Alabama State, finished the 2017 campaign with 40 tackles, four tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
During the all star game, Wilson played on the American squad, which lost 19-7. Wilson was credited with two tackles.
The former Calvary Day standout ended his career with ASU with 106 tackles.
SSU Men, Women Fall On The Court
State basketball teams did not have a good weekend on the hardwood.
The men dropped a 102-91 decision on the road at Georgia Southern on December 9 while the Lady Tigers fell at Wisconsin 82- 24 on Dec. 10.
SSU shot 51.5 percent from the field in the men’s game but made only 7 of 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Javaris Jenkins led the way with 31 points while Zach Sellers and Dexter McClanahan chipped in 10 points apiece.
The SSU women fell behind 22-4 in the first quarter. The Badgers started the second half with a 15-0 run to increase their score to 56-10.
Heniaya Moton had six points for Savannah State while Alexxus Sowell grabbed eight rebounds.