Savannah State has named former Howard interim head coach Aaron Kelton as its new head coach.
“We are very excited to welcome Aaron Kelton to Savannah State," Mashariki said in a press release. “Following our national search, we had a very tough choice to make. We feel confident Aaron Kelton is the right leader for our football program as we continue to create a winning culture."
Kelton was the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Howard, and spent 2019 as interim head coach, before Larry Scott took over on a full-time basis in February 2020.
Kelton also has head coaching experience at Shorter, as well as a co-defensive coordinator stint at Morgan State. Kelton was also the interim AD at Shorter.
"I am excited," Kelton said. "I've been excited since I found out. It's such a great opportunity to work with great kids in a great region of football and to be at a school like Savannah State that is so rich in tradition. I am looking forward to getting to know the kids and getting after it."
The Tigers opened spring practice earlier this week, looking to build on an 8-2 season in 2021.
Savannah State is a Division II school in Savannah, Ga. The Tigers compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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