SSU To Make Appearances On ESPN, FloSports
Savannah State football fans who can’t make it to all the games this season will still be able to see the team in action.The Tigers will make at least six appearances on ESPN and FloSports.
The October 5 road game at Charleston Southern will be live streamed on ESPN+ as part of the Big South Football Television Package and the Tigers home contest with Fort Valley State on November 2 will be aired on ESPN3 as part of the SIAC Football ESPN deal.
SSU’s appearances on FloSports includes games with Benedict (September 21), Morehouse (Sept. 28), Clark Atlanta (Oct. 19) and Albany State (Oct. 26).
Savannah State will also web stream their other home games with Florida Tech (September 7) and Virginia University of Lynchburg (Sept.14). Log on to www.ssuathletics.com for more details.
Carswell Transfers To Delaware State
Former Savannah State defensive lineman Brandon Carswell has transferred to Delaware State.
The Mount Vernon, Georgia native earned his engineering degree from SSU and will be a graduate transfer for the Hornets this season, taking classes in the DSU sports management master’s program.
Carswell was named to the All-MEAC Team for his play during the 2017 season where he had 34 tackles, nine tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry.
During his time at SSU, Carswell played in 31 games and had 84 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 14 tackles for losses and forced three fumbles.
SSU Volleyball Adds Eight Newcomers
Savannah State interim volleyball coach Roselidah Obunaga has added eight new players to the team for the 2019 season while welcoming back five veterans.
Jedaiah Daniels (Auburn at Montgomery), Imani Williamson (Jefferson Community College) and Ellana Nellis (Coppin State) are set to join the team as transfers while Destini Williams (Montgomery, AL/ Jefferson Davis HS), Jaylyn Roberson (Winterville, GA/ Cedar Shores HS), Jeilynn Brown (Cleveland, OH/ Shaker Heights HS) and Chukwezi Chibenyerem (Austell, GA/Pebblebrook HS) will be newcomers to the college game. Miya Hall, who was a SSU cheerleader last season, also joins the team as a newcomer.
Returnees include seniors Liz Ortiz and Jamese Scott, junior Karissa Tatum and sophomores Valeria Aldarondo and De’Antoinette Rodriguez-Hairston.
Quinn Completes Football Coaching Staff
Savannah State head football coach Shawn Quinn has completed his coaching staff for the 2019 season.
Returning from the previous staff are Russell DeMasi (co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) and Thomas Sims (defensive coordinator/defensive line).
Quinn has hired seven newcomers which include former SSU all conference defensive end Marquis Smith, who will work with the linebackers. The other newcomers are Nate Baker (co-offensive coordinator/tackles & tight end coach), Manrey Saint-Amour (offensive line coach), B.J. Johnson (wide receivers coach), Joseph “Zach” Johnson (safeties coach), Trey Morgan (cornerback coach) and Aaron Pridemore (tight end coach).