Former Southern Miss coach could be named OC Wednesday

December 27, 2011 · By · Filed Under Football, News · Comment 

Coach Matthews photo from southernmiss.com

Reports are going around that the University of South Alabama will announce the hiring of Robert Matthews as it’s next offensive coordinator. This announcement could come as soon as Wednesday.

Matthews was formerly the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for Southern Miss. He was also the recruiting coordinator under Coach Fedora in Hattisburg. In 2010, he helped the Golden Eagles offensive line which gained a school record 5,894 yards and averaged over 200 yards per game both rushing and passing.

He played three seasons at the University of Georgia from 1996-1998 while being a member of the Outback and Peach Bowl teams. He then went to Oconee County high school as tight ends and special teams coordinator in 1990, Camden County as Wide receivers and special teams coordinator in 2000, and North Gwinnett as offensive coordinator in 2001-2002.

Matthews was the head coach at Shiloh High for three seasons where he guided his team to playoff runs in Georgia’s largest classification while also leading a facility upgrade which included a new strength center, locker room and coaches offices.

After his stint in the high school ranks, he went to Oklahoma State for four seasons. In 2006 he was the coordinator of football operations then promoted to director of recruiting for the 2007-2008 seasons. Then in 2009 he joined the full-time staff as quarterbacks coach. While at OSU, the Cowboys went to three bowl games and a top-25 recruiting ranking in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

He also oversaw the walk-on program and other internal operations within the program while serving as the director of recruiting.

His addition should help to improve the Jaguar offense and recruiting with his ties in Georgia.

USA Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State Sunday @ 3:05 PM

December 11, 2011 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's · Comment 

South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State Sunday @ 3:05 PM!

The South Alabama Men’s Basketball Team will host the Braves of Alcorn State Sunday, December 11th at the Mitchell Center.  Tip-off is scheduled at 3:05 p.m.  Tickets start at $5.  Take advantage of $1 Hot Dogs from 2-3 p.m.  Come out and support Head Coach Ronnie Arrow, Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Player of the Year Augustine Rubit, and the Jaguars as they prepare for conference play.

You may purchase tickets at any walk up ticket window today.  Tickets start at $5.  For more information you can call 461-1USA or visit www.usajaguars.com.

Upcoming Home Basketball Games:

Saturday, December 10 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Women’s Basketball vs. Talladega @ 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, December 11 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State @ 3:05 p.m.

Monday, December 19 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southern @ 7:05 p.m.

Go Jags!

Jags host Southern Miss

December 6, 2011 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's, Women's · Comment 

South Alabama Basketball Doubleheader Wednesday @ 5:05 PM!

The South Alabama Men’s Basketball Team will host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Wednesday night, December 7th at the Mitchell Center in the second game of a doubleheader.  Tip-off for the men’s game will be 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Lady Jags versus the Spring Hill College Badgers scheduled at 5:05 p.m.  Tickets start at $5 and one ticket is good for both games.  Take advantage of $1 Hot Dogs from 4-7 p.m.  Come out and support Head Coach Ronnie Arrow, Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Player of the Year Augustine Rubit, and the Jaguars as they go for four wins in a row.

You may purchase your tickets in advance at the south side Ticket Office inside the Mitchell Center Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  You may also purchase tickets at any walk up ticket window the day / night of the game.  Tickets start at $5.  One $5 ticket is good for both games.  For more information you can call 461-1USA or visit www.usajaguars.com.

Upcoming Home Basketball Games:

Wednesday, December 7 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Women’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill College @ 5:05 p.m.
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Southern Miss @ 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Women’s Basketball vs. Talladega @ 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, December 11 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State @ 3:05 p.m.

Monday, December 19 at the Mitchell Center
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southern @ 7:05 p.m.

Go Jags!

Breaking: OC Greg Gregory gone from USA

December 4, 2011 · By · Filed Under Football, News · Comment 

Greg Gregory

According to Pete Roussel at CoachingSearch.com he found out that offensive coordinator Greg Gregory will not return next season. As soon as we learn more we will update you with further information.

Link to post here.

Update 12/5/2011 7:30 a.m.: Official announcement from South Alabama later today.