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.
Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Andy Harre enters his third year at Savannah State University as the women’s 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.
Prior coming to SSU, Harre spent a season with Grambling State University as an assistant men’s basketball coach. He served as the head recruiting coordinator and monitored and participated in training/practice sessions.
Harre was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Clayton State University from 2006-11 as he served as the head recruiting coordinator. In his five seasons, Harre was instrumental in the development of two All-Americans and eight All-Conference players.
Harre also helped lead CSU to a No. 2 national ranking, two trips to the NCAA Tournament, a trip to the Sweet Sixteen and Round of 32, while also winning a conference tournament.
Harre spent a season with Seminole State College as an assistant men’s basketball from 2005-06. He served as the head recruiting coordinator and performed in-game responsibilities.
The Melbourne, Fla., native started his coaching career with Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Fla., from 2003-05 as an assistant coach. The team went 45-10 in two seasons and went to the Elite 8 in FHSAA in 2004-05.
Harre played for Florida Southern College from 1998-00 and went to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1999 and Elite 8 in 2000. FSC went 60-10 in 1999-00 finishing in the top-five national, including No. 1 in 2000, including finishing the season ranked No. 1 in all national polls.
Harre received his Associate Degree from Brevard Community College in 2001 and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in 2004.