Savannah, GA (Sports Network) - Savannah State announced on Monday that Theo Lemon has been named as the head football coach.
Lemon takes over for Richard Basil, who resigned in March after compiling a 2-26 record over 2 1/2 seasons.
"We felt that Theo Lemon's skills and collegiate coaching experience will help kick start our football program," athletic director Robert "Tony" O'Neal said. "It is great to be in a position to bring in a coach with the credentials of Theo Lemon. He has a winning attitude and has been a part of a number of successful programs."
He was named the head coach at Central State University in 2003 and led the team to a 1-5 record in 2005, its first year playing since 1996. Lemon has more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience.
"I am excited about the chance to come to Savannah State as the head football coach," Lemon said. "The opportunity to compete and coach on the Division I-AA level is something I have been looking forward to my whole career. I know it will be a challenge, but I plan on it also being a rewarding experience."
From 2001-02 he was the coach at the College of DuPage in Illinois and was an assistant coach at Wake Forest from 1996-2000. Lemon has also coached at Rutgers, East Carolina State, Northeastern and Kentucky State.
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2006 13:47:24 GMT -5 by Aggie One
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You are right, only time will tell. Just stating what fair market value is these days for a Head Coach at this level. And it starts at around $150k. Lavan at Del State makes over $200k (largely unproven) and Carter at FAMU is around $160 (unproven also). I think Fobbs is a quality coach who appears to have a solid plan. The question becomes can we get him the resources necessary to produce above the norm? Just one man's opinion...
I agree with you 4XLAGGIE. We are paying about the average salary for a 1AA head coach. I don't agree with how A&T paid that amount (combining head and offensive coordinator salary) but I have to be a bigger donor to make a louder noise about it.