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Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:38:45 PM »

http://www.wtoc.com/2019/02/17/three-hunt-ssu-head-football-coach/


By Jake Wallace | February 17, 2019 at 12:31 AM EST - Updated February 17 at 12:31 AM

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah State is down to three in their search for a new head football coach.

Athletic director Opio Mashariki confirms to WTOC the Tigers have their finalists to lead the football program, including interim head coach Shawn Quinn.

Quinn is joined in the final group by Southern University co-offensive coordinator Chennis Berry and Edward Waters head coach Greg Ruffin.

Quinn took over as the Tigers’ interim head coach in December after Erik Raeburn’s dismissal. The SSU defensive coordinator led the program through signing day and has dove head first into his efforts to earn the job.

Berry is a Savannah State alum who earned Black College All-American Honorable Mention honors in 1994, and began his coaching career as a student assistant. He’s been with the Jaguars for the past six seasons.

Ruffin spent last season leading the Edwards Waters Tigers, and has several years of coaching experience at HBCUs at the Division I or Division II level.

Mashariki says he hopes to have a new head football coach for Savannah State by March.

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 02:51:02 AM »
This is taking way too long

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 03:53:56 AM »
Only a desperate fool would take this job AT THIS LATE DATE.  SSU leadership does not care obviously for sports or they got a dayum fool in charge..  Whoever takes this one at this date will be fired in two years for poor recruiting and record with the school too having a hand in this self fulfilling prophecy.   This is A SHAME.

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 11:07:00 AM »
This should be interesting. :nod:
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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 12:04:17 PM »
At this point, just give the job to Quinn and call it a day.  He has signed kids for his schemes and is another of the 3 get it, it'll be a bigger Dumpster fire
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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 12:06:38 PM »
When we hired our coach he didn't have time to recruit. He didn't have a spring practice. His first practice was the beginning of the football season.

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 02:21:58 PM »
When we hired our coach he didn't have time to recruit. He didn't have a spring practice. His first practice was the beginning of the football season.

How did that turn out for Albany State?
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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 06:05:18 PM »
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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 10:25:16 AM »
What's the news on SSU coaching search?

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 10:52:26 AM »
Announcement probably next week.

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 11:18:53 AM »
Announcement probably next week.
Thanks. I think Coach Berry really deserves to be a head coach and I know how much he wants to come back to his alma mater.  I'm really curious as to if he is hired. How SSU plans on matching his current salary or if he's willing to make a sacrifice to go after his dream.

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 12:37:24 PM »
Announcement probably next week.
Thanks. I think Coach Berry really deserves to be a head coach and I know how much he wants to come back to his alma mater.  I'm really curious as to if he is hired. How SSU plans on matching his current salary or if he's willing to make a sacrifice to go after his dream.

What does he make now?  Just curious


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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2019, 12:47:03 PM »
Announcement probably next week.
Thanks. I think Coach Berry really deserves to be a head coach and I know how much he wants to come back to his alma mater.  I'm really curious as to if he is hired. How SSU plans on matching his current salary or if he's willing to make a sacrifice to go after his dream.

What does he make now?  Just curious
Around $94k if I recall correctly

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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 01:06:46 PM »
Announcement probably next week.
Thanks. I think Coach Berry really deserves to be a head coach and I know how much he wants to come back to his alma mater.  I'm really curious as to if he is hired. How SSU plans on matching his current salary or if he's willing to make a sacrifice to go after his dream.

What does he make now?  Just curious
Around $94k if I recall correctly

I don't think it would be a pay cut for him then. I know we currently pay our HC more than 94k but I can't speak for all the schools in the SIAC.
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Re: Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 11:34:15 PM »
Announcement probably next week.
Thanks. I think Coach Berry really deserves to be a head coach and I know how much he wants to come back to his alma mater.  I'm really curious as to if he is hired. How SSU plans on matching his current salary or if he's willing to make a sacrifice to go after his dream.

What does he make now?  Just curious
Around $94k if I recall correctly

I don't think it would be a pay cut for him then. I know we currently pay our HC more than 94k but I can't speak for all the schools in the SIAC.

Coach Porter gets more than 94K as well.  At the very least it would be a lateral, but more than likely he'll end up with about 10k more than what he's making at Southern if offered the position. 

Not counting SSU's pockets or anything, but I would hope that they're offering more than $100k.

I'm gonna assume he's applying for the challenge and because it is his Alma Mater, because that's a lot of headache to take on for a move across multiple states and a $10k increase in salary.  Please note that the headache is being a head coach period, not SSU.
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