Savannah State University head football coach Shawn Quinn stepped down from his position. Following two successful seasons, Quinn announced his resignation early Wednesday morning on his Twitter account (@CoachShawnQuinn).
In his post, he wrote: "I want to thank our players, our staff, our families for the hard work and the great memories we made. To our fans, university, alumni, Savannah, the #912 thank you for embracing us and being part of what has made this job special... It has been an honor and a privilege. This isn't goodbye, its just see you on down the road."
President Kimberly Ballard-Washington also made a statement on the official Savannah State Instagram page. "On behalf of Savannah State University (SSU), I would like to thank Coach Quinn for his three years of service. He wholeheartedly devoted himself to the success of the football program for which we are grateful. He will definitely be missed."
Quinn found success in his debut season in 2019, the Tigers posted an historic 7-3 overall record—the first winning schedule since 1998. In the program’s first year of competition back in NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), Quinn led the Tigers to an incredible 5-0 conference record.
The Tiger’s defense was the No. 1 scoring defense in the SIAC during the historic 2019 season. They defeated the top two teams in the SIAC, Albany State and Fort Valley State, by a combined 88-43 points.
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