Former Tiger Lineman Gets Married
Former Savannah State football player Bernard O. Green married the former Rashida L. Newson on June 21 at Kettering Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Green was an All-SIAC offensive guard for the Tigers in the early 90s. He earned an engineering degree and is now a senior project manager with AT&T government solutions while the new bride, a Delta, is a University of Memphis graduate and is an educator in the Prince George County public school system. Former SSU teammates and Omega fraternity brothers Clifford Cooper III, Eugene Johnson, Jr. and Daymone Simmons all served as groomsmen. Moses Calhoun III, another fraternity brother and SSU graduate, printed the wedding programs (Trinity
Graphics). The couple honeymooned in The Grand Mayan Resort Los Cabos, Mexico and will reside in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Ex- SSU Basketball Star Drowns
Former Savannah State basketball standout Toyian R. Williams, 33, drowned in the Savannah River on June 28. The North Augusta, SC native was fishing with a friend during but slipped on some rocks and went underwater. A dive team found his body about 6pm that same evening. Williams, who earned a business degree from SSU, played for the Tigers from 1998 through the 2001-02 season. The 6-3 shooting guard had his best year with SSU as a sophomore when he averaged 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds a game. For his career, Williams scored 882 points, had 248 rebounds, 115 steals and 92 assists. Funeral services were July 4 at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church in Clearwater, SC.
Williams To Coach At Webber
Former Savannah State defensive back Roosevelt Williams was recently hired as the defensive backs coach at Webber International. Before being hired at Webber, Williams was the defensive coordinator at Seton Hill and prior to that he was the defensive backs coach at Southwest Baptist. He has also coached at Widener and Clark Atlanta. Williams was a All-SIAC player at SSU before transferring to Tuskegee where he also played for two seasons. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2002 draft and also played with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.
SuperTiger Fest Is July 12
The Super Tiger Foundation will have the 9th annual SuperTiger Fest Cookout on July 12 from 12 noon to 5pm at Washington Park located at 1125 Lena Street in Atlanta. Other activities include a meet & greet on July 10 at Dudley’s Bar & Grill in Lithonia and a gathering at Hookah Chu in Atlanta on July 11. At 4:30 pm on July 12, the annual scholarship presentation will take place. The annual activities are organized by former Savannah State football player Chennis Berry, Michael Stovall, Johnnnie Green and Dramell Ware. The function of the SuperTiger Foundation is to build scholarship funds for freshmen entering SSU. For more info, go to Super Tiger Foundation