Home of the Lady Tiger Basketball Team
The Savannah State Tigers will be playing their 13th season of basketball in Tiger Arena. The Tigers played their first game in the $9.6 million facility on November 17, 2000. The 5,000-plus seat arena, which sits on SSU's Savannah, Georgia campus, houses coaches, physical recreation, faculty offices, the sports medicine department, a state-of-the-art sound system for concerts, and professional style locker rooms.
Cedric Baker enters his 13th season as head womens basketball coach at Savannah State University and enters his 23rd year of head coaching. He was named head coach at Savannah State on July 30, 2003.
Since coming to Savannah State, Baker has gradually improved the womens basketball program. In the 2014-15 season, SSU went 21-11 overall and 13-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference; all records were the best in the programs Division I era (since 2002-03) and the best MEAC record since its first year of competition in 2011-12. The Lady Tigers won the 2015 MEAC Tournament Championship for the first time in school history and recieved its first bid into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.
In the 2013-14 season SSU went 19-14 overall, 10-6 in the MEAC, and 10-2 in Tiger Arena; all records were the best in the programs Division I era (since 2002-03). It was also the best MEAC record the programs had since its first year of competition in 2011-12.
Brenda Warren enters her second year as the assistant womens basketball coach. Warren brings multiple years of experience in education and athletics to Savannah State.
In her previous position, Warren was the head coach for track and field as well as the junior varsity and assistant varsity basketball coach at Russell County High School in Seale, Alabama.
Prior to Russell County High School, Warren was the head womens basketball coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama.
Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Andy Harre enters his first year at Savannah State University as the womens basketball assistant coach in his second stint at SSU.
Harre spent two seasons as the special assistant to Head Coach Horace Broadnax from 2012-14, where he collaborated with the head coach in scouting, reporting and cultivating academic and athletic talent with student-athletes. During this time, Harre helped led the team to a post-season appearance in the College Invitational Tournament.
In between his two stints at SSU, Harre coached at Griffin High School in Griffin, Ga., for the last two seasons and posted a 26-24 record as the head boys basketball coach. In 2014-15, the Bears posted a 20-8 record, the first 20-win season in the last 10 seasons and earned a birth to the Georgia High School Association State Tournament, for the first time in four years.