SSU Announces 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule
The Savannah State men's basketball team will have 15 home dates during the 2012-13 basketball season which includes exhibition games with two former Division II rivals. The Tigers, the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season champs, will start the season with a pair of exhibition games.
Horace Broadnax was named the head coach for the Savannah State University mens basketball team on April 11, 2005.
In eight seasons, SSUs mens basketball team has showed tremendous improvement during the Broadnax era. As the Institutions 11th head coach, he inherited a team that had a 0-28 record prior to his arrival in 2005. By 2008-09, Broadnax guided the Tigers to its first winning season in over 20 years with a 15-14 record.
In 2011-12, the Tigers reached another milestone, winning the first ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Regular Season Championship with a 14-2 conference record. The team also earning the University its first ever automatic bid to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
SSU finished the 2007 season with a 12-18 record earning the distinction of the most wins in Division I school history at that time. In 2008, the team set another Division I record for most wins finishing the season 13-18. The 13-win season was the most wins for any SSU team in 12 years. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons the Tigers have enjoyed back-to-back home wins over Conference USA member Southern Mississippi. Broadnax has not only helped to change the attitude of the team, but is also changing opposing teams perceptions as well.
Clyde Wormley enters his fourth season as assistant mens basketball coach at Savannah State University. He comes to the Tigers after spending two seasons at his alma mater, The Citadel.
In his first season on the SSU coaching staff, Wormley helped guide the Tigers to a 13-18 record. The 13 wins set a record for the most wins in Division I school history and was the most wins in 12 years for SSU.
A Columbus, Ga. native, Wormley played three years at The Citadel and ended his career as the 2003 team leader in field goals made (88) and three point field goals (52). He graduated with a bachelors degree in business administration in 2003, and his coaching career began soon after as a graduate assistant for the Bulldogs staff.
Timothy “Pat” Hardy
Patrick Hardy is in his fourth year as a member of the mens basketball staff. A familiar face to Tiger Athletics, Hardy is a former SSU basketball player who also spent time as director of basketball operations (2012-13) and a graduate assistant coach for the SSU basketball program from 2010-12. He became a full-time assistant in 2013.
After serving as a point guard during his playing career, Hardy brings a wealth of knowledge to the program; particularly in the defensive skills area as well as a strong understanding of the recruiting process at the collegiate level of athletics.
During his previous tenure as director of basketball operations and as a graduate assistant at SSU, Hardy helped the program win the MEAC regular season title and received an invitation to play in the NIT during the 2011-12 season. The following year, SSU received an invite to participate in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Joseph Flegler enters his third season as assistant mens basketball coach at Savannah State University.
Flegler came to SSU from Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia where he served as assistant mens basketball coach from 2012-14. At Thomas, he helped re-start a program that had been dormant for two decades. By the end of their first full season, the team posted an 18-13 record and made it to the semifinals of The Sun Conference Tournament.
Before that, Flegler worked at O.C.I.S. (Out of the City into School) and Hoop Life. He did undergraduate internships at Emergency Management Agency, Department of Veteran Affairs and the Washington Hospital Center.