Three in hunt for SSU head football coach

Interim head coach Shawn Quinn is one finalist

Three in hunt for SSU head football coach
(Source: Wallace, Jake)

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 one of three finalists for Savannah State head coaching job.
Quinn is one of three finalists for Savannah State head coaching job. (Source: Savannah State Athletics)

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,

Berry is a Savannah State alum and was a Black College All-American Honorable Mention in 1994.
Berry is a Savannah State alum and was a Black College All-American Honorable Mention in 1994. (Source: Southern University Athletics)

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.

Ruffin has spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Edward Waters.
Ruffin has spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Edward Waters.

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

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