Gray Leaves SSU For Augusta
Jalea Gray has left the Savannah State University women’s basketball team and has transferred to Augusta University.
The 5-foot-11 Lawrenceville, Georgia native played two years at SSU and will have two years of eligibility remaining. During the 2018-19 season, Gray started 18 of the 23 games she played in and averaged six points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
SSU Volleyball Picked Sixth
The Savannah State volleyball team was selected to finish sixth in the Eastern Division as the SIAC announced the 2019 preseason volleyball honors. Voting was done by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. In the East Division, Albany State is anticipated to take the divisional crown. Clark Atlanta was voted to finish second ahead of Benedict at third. Paine is projected to finish fourth ahead of Fort Valley State and SSU who will make their debut as a new addition to the conference.
In the West Division, defending SIAC Champions, Spring Hill was picked to top the western division. Kentucky State is predicted to finish second ahead of Tuskegee who was picked third. LeMoyne-Owen debuts at No. 4 in the rankings this year ahead of Central State and Lane. Miles is presumed to finish seventh to round out the division.
Jackson Joins Albany State Staff
Former Savannah State assistant football coach Jonas Jackson has joined the coaching staff at Albany State.
Jackson, who will coach the Golden Rams defensive line, comes to ASU from Your Call Football’s team Power where he was the defensive line coach under the supervision of NFL veteran coaches Kurt Shottenheimer , Mike Sherman and Merill Hoge.
The Boston Massachusetts native was the defensive line coach, special teams coach and recruiting coordinator at SSU from 2013-18 and before that was at Assumption College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Illinois State University and LaSalle University.
Kyle Frazier Update
Savannah State football signee Kyle Frazier is now cancer free.
Frazier was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer of the lymphatic system, back in April. Four months later, after a series of chemotherapy treatments, the Augusta native got a chance to ring the cancer free bell at the Augusta Oncology office.
During a short speech, Frazier thanked everyone for praying and supporting him throughout the ordeal.
The Glenn Hills High School honor graduate said that the scary part is that he had no symptoms and actually worked out for an hour before getting home and noticing something was wrong with his neck.
While undergoing treatments, Frazier was still able to attend his senior prom as well as attend his high school graduation.
Not one to sit and have a pity party, Frazier took classes to become a certified cross trainer coach in between treatment sessions.
Although Frazier has three weeks of radiation treatments remaining, the next step for the all-region player is to attend SSU in January 2020. Frazier will get to see his future teammates on September 21 when SSU travels to Augusta to play Benedict in the Augusta Classic at Laney Stadium.