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SSU Coach Speaks At Football Coaching Clinic

Savannah State interim head football coach Shawn Quinn had the opportunity to address high school and college coaches from across the nation on January 25 at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic.

Quinn spoke on the topic of Third Down Defense with Movement.

“I talked about defensing spread offenses, defensive line movement and linebacker blitzes to stop the run,” said Quinn.

Other speakers at the clinic included Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee), Mack Brown (North Carolina), Kirby Smart (Georgia), and Dave Clawson (Wake Forest.

The event was sponsored by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and held at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Since taking over the program on an interim basis, Quinn has stressed community service to his players.

Since the team has returned for the spring semester, the players have done several community projects such as visiting local elementary schools, participating in the local Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and volunteering at the Critz Tybee Run. Quinn said the team will visit the Memorial Children’s Hospital on February 7 and will also volunteer at Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival.


Jones Earns Preseason Softball Honor

Savannah State senior third baseman Cortni Jones has been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference Softball Team.

The Snellville, Georgia native was picked to the first team. Last season, Jones, who was named to the MEAC second team, batted .398 with 31 runs, 41 hits, six doubles, two triples and nine home runs.

Tigers Defeat Delaware State

Collins Joseph scored 17 points, Qua Smith added 15 and Tyrell Harper had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead Savannah State to a 76-73 road win over Delaware State on February 2. The Tigers fell to North Carolina Central 82- 78 on January 28 in Tiger Arena. Jaquan Dotson led SSU with 18 points, Zach Sellers scored 15 and John Grant chipped in 13.

The SSU Lady Tigers have lost three in a row following their 66-58 lost to Delaware State on Feb. 2. Le’Andrea Gillis had a game-high 21 points for Savannah State followed by 11 points from Robbi Allen and 10 points by Jacquece Alston. On Jan. 28, in a 71- 67 home setback to North Carolina Central, Myasia Jones scored 19 points. Carter Wins Triple Jump

Savannah native Jones Carter continues to do good things for the Catawba track program. Carter won the men’s triple jump at the Camel City Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet in Winston-Salem on February 2 with a leap of 13.98m.

At the Pincus Invitational on January 26 in Salem, Virginia, Carter finished was fifth in the long jump and eighth in the triple with leaps of 6.26m and 14.15m. His leap in the triple jump was a personal best.

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