SSU Coach Attends
Expert Coaches Football Academy Savannah State linebacker coach Eddie Johnson was one of 20 coaches invited to participate in its 2010 Expert Coaches Football Academy held in Anaheim, California, in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics convention. The academy took place June 22-24. The purpose of the academy is to assist the coaches with career advancement, networking and exposure opportunities at NCAA colleges and universities. It also addresses the critical shortage of ethnic minorities in head coaching positions in the sport of college football, primarily at the Division I level.
Michael Wallace has been hired as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Lane College. Wallace began his coaching career at Savannah State in 1990. He is currently entering his twentieth season as a collegiate football coach. He comes to Lane from South Effingham High School in Guyton, GA. where he spent one season. He is no stranger to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference having coached in it the majority of his career. Over the years, Wallace has been a coordinator on both offense and defense. He attended Savannah State where he was a four-year starter in the defensive secondary, playing for the late legendary coach William “Bill” Davis.
SSU Runner To
Compete In CAC
Savannah State’s Amara Jones will be one of 58 Bahama natives to represent her country at the Junior Central American and Caribbean Track & Field Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 2-4. Over 32 countries, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, will be represented. The team comprises athletes from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and Moore’s Island. During the 2009-10 track season, Jones set new SSU records in the 200m and 400m events.
FVSU Athletics Get
At their regular meeting on June 17, the Wildcat Nation showed, once again, that one of the best ways to show your support for a cause or organization is to “put your money where your mouth is”. With Fort Valley State University President Larry E. Rivers on hand to receive the check, the Wildcat Nation matched its verbal support of FVSU athletics with financial backing. Comprised of FVSU alumni and supporters of Wildcats athletics, the Wildcat Nation donated $20,000 to the FVSU Foundation, earmarked for athletics. Membership in the Wildcat Nation is open to anyone who wants join and support FVSU athletics. For more information about becoming a member, please inquire at wildcatnationfvsu@ yahoo.com or by calling (478)825-8080.