Former Liberty Co. Coach Dies
Former Liberty County High School football coach James Hall died on March 27, 2015. One of the best teams in Liberty history was Hall’s 1965 squad that posted a 9-1 record. The longtime educator was a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. A member of Townsley Chapel AME Church, Hall was a member of several organizations which included the NAACP, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Woodville Tompkins Hall of Fame, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Savannah State Booster Club. Funeral service were held March 30 at Townsley Chapel A.M.E. Church and interment was at Magnolia Memorial Gardens.
Aycock Hired At Jackson State Steve Aycock, who resigned
as the head football coach at Johnson C. Smith in January, has been hired as the offensive line coach at Jackson State. Aycock spent 10 years at JCSU and had been an assistant head coach, offensive line coach, and recruiting coordinator before becoming the 20th head coach of the Bulls in January of 2009. During his tenure as head coach, the Golden Bulls went 25- 36, including a 3-7 record during the 2014 season. The Atlanta native is a former all conference player and assistant coach at Savannah State.
Central State Joins SIAC As A Full Member
The SIAC Presidents Council unanimously approved elevating Central State to full membership effective July 1. Central State will become eligible for SIAC championships and all-conference team honors beginning with the 2015- 2016 season. Central State has been a partial member of the SIAC since 2013, only participating in conference play for football. CSU is a current member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Central State became a charter member of the G-MAC in 2012 after competing as a Division II Independent following it’s transition from NAIA membership to the NCAA in 2004. With the addition Central State, the SIAC will have 15 members with 12 schools sponsoring football. LeMoyne-Owen, Paine and Spring Hill do not sponsor football. Paine fielded their first football team in over five decades last season, but suspended the program due to financial concerns.
Rudolph Makes All Conference Team
Georgia Southwestern senior guard Deric Rudolph was named to the Peach Belt Conference 2014-15 men’s basketball all-conference team. Rudolph, a second team selection, led the PBC during the regular season in 3-pointers made. The Gadsden, Ala. native, who transferred to GSW from Savannah State, made five or more from long range in a game 10 times with a season-high eight against North Georgia on Feb. 11. He scored 20 or more points in league play on three occasions, including
21 against Fayetteville State on Nov. 22 and 26 against North Georgia on Feb. 11. He finished the season with 108 3-pointers to set a GSW record.
FLH 300 Club Golf Tournament
The FLH 300 Club Inc. will have a golf tournament at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, GA on 10 April 2015. The cost of the tournament will be $75.00 per person which includes the greens and cart fees, range balls, and buffet lunch. Beverage carts will be available for drink and snack purchases for the duration of the tournament.
There will be a shotgun start at 9:00am with presentation of prizes and recognition of teams at the conclusion. The field will be limited to the first 80 golfers that sign up. Completion of play should be around 2pm with a lunch buffet, awarding of prizes and team recognition immediately afterwards.
There will be a longest drive hole (Men and Women) and closest to the pin on 2 par 3’s.
To give everyone a fair chance to help their teams and make the tournament more enjoyable for all, we will play three sets of tees: mens (White), ladies (Red), and seniors (65) years or older (Green)
Contact Randy Pitts (Rayyanh20@yahoo.com) or call 843-422- 0831for more info.