Savannah State to name football coach Friday

Savannah State University has scheduled a press conference Friday afternoon to introduce its new head football coach.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference program has been without a head coach since Steve Davenport was fired on April 17 after back-to-back 1-10 seasons.

The four finalists who interviewed for the position are John Hendrick, the special teams coordinator/defensive ends coach at Alabama State; Earnest Wilson II, the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach at Hampton; Ester Junior, the head coach at Central State; and Robert Joseph, who recently joined the staff at Alcorn State as wide receiver coach after serving as Langston's head coach the last two seasons.

Friday's press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m.