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.