SSU Offensive Coordinator Resigns


After two seasons, Savannah State offensive coordinator Terance Mathis has resigned.

Mathis’ resignation was effective December 31, 2012. Mathis, who was also the Tigers’ inside wide receiver coach, had been on head coach Steve Davenport’s staff since 2011.

During Mathis first season as offensive coordinator, SSU averaged 12.5 points and 238.5 yards per game but improved during the 2012 season to average 13.4 points a game and 251 yards per game.

In 2011, the Tigers offense produced 34 points and 382 yards in a loss against Albany State and 33 points and 385 yards in a win over North Carolina Central.

In 2012, SSU had 428 yards and scored 33 points in a loss to North Carolina Central and posted 42 points and 472 yards in a Homecoming victory over Edward Waters.

Drafted in 1990 by the New York Jets, Mathis played the majority of his career with the Atlanta Falcons.

While with the Falcons,

Mathis became the team’s all-time touchdowns and receptions leader. Following his Falcons career, he had a one-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 2004.

Mathis played for the New York Jets from 1990- 94. During his career there, he was used as a punt and kick returner and wide receiver. In 1991, he led the team in kickoff returns with 599 yards. He also had 28 receptions for 329 yards.



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