Williams Lands Head Coaching Job
Former Savannah State football standout Roosevelt Williams has been named the head football coach at ASA College-Miami.
Williams replaces Chris Boden, who led the team for four seasons before he took a job at his alma mater Villanova back in February. Williams served under Boden this past season as the team’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Williams, 41, worked in the National Football League as a coaching intern with the San Diego Chargers (2011) and the Indianapolis Colts (2014-2015). He also worked at the college level, serving as defensive coordinator at Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania and at Seton Hall University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania prior to joining ASA Miami.
The Jacksonville, Florida native was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He received All-Rookie honors with the Bears in 2002 and played with the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets during his five-year career. He played on the college level at Tuskegee University, after transferring from Savannah State University, and was named an All-American and All-Conference performer all four years of his college career.
Williams was also a part of Savannah State’s No. 1-ranked 1998 defense as well as Tuskegee’s 2000 Black College National Championship team.
Sellers, Jones Find New Basketball Homes
Savannah State basketball players Zach Sellers and Myasia Jones will be playing elsewhere next season. Sellers will remain in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as he transfers to South Carolina State while Jones will head up north to Towson.
The 6-foot-1 Sellers spent three years with the program. This past season, the Cheraw, South Carolina native averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He scored 29 points against South Carolina State.
Jones was named the MEAC women’s basketball Rookie of the Year. The 5-foot-10 guard finished the regular season averaging 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds. 2.3 steals and 2.2 assist per game for the Lady Tigers. She had a career-high of 28 points in games against Wesleyan and Georgia Southern.
Vincent Makes All-SIAC Track Team
When the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced their 2019 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Team, among the names on the list was Albany State freshman sprinter/ jumper Gabrielle Vincent. The Pooler native and New Hampstead graduate made the Women’s First Team in the long jump.
Vincent’s best performances this year came at four different meets. She ran the 100m in 13.46 at the Cougar Invitational, ran the 200m in 26.42 at the FAMU Relays, had a long jump of 5.59m at the Berry Field Day Invitational and had a high jump of 1.42m at the SIAC Championships. Vincent also participated in the ASU 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams this season.