NAIA League Breakdown: Southern States Athletic Conference

The Southern States Athletic Conference is a 12 team NAIA DI conference that features teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

2018-2019 Standings
6 Stillman 18-428-7
14 William Carey 18-425-10
18 Bethel 17-525-9
24 Loyola 13-923-12
Dalton State 13-918-13
Faulkner 12-1019-12
Middle Georgia State 11-1119-12
Martin Methodist 8-1412-19
Mobile 7-1510-18
Blue Mountain 6-1512-16

In the 2018-2019 season, Stillman and William Carey shared the regular season conference title, while Loyola won the Southern States tournament championship. The Southern States had four teams (Stillman, William Carey, Bethel, Loyola) qualify for the NAIA DI men’s national tournament. Bethel, Loyola and William Carey all won their first round games, while William Carey made it all the way to the National Semifinals before losing to the 2019 NAIA DI National Champs, Georgetown (KY).

Top Players Returning
1st Team All-American, Southern States Player of the Year
Prince McDaniel Photo
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School: Stillman
Class: SR
Position: G

HM All-American, Southern States Defensive Player of the Year
Myles Burns Photo
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School: Loyola
Class: SO
Position: G/F

HM All-American, Southern States Freshman of the Year
Zach Wrightsil Photo
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School: Loyola
Class: SO
Position: G/F

HM All-American
Milan Skundric Image

School: Faulkner
Class: Sr
Position: F

Key Players Lost
2nd Team All-American
Ravion HenryStillman
3rd Team All-American
Isaac EdmondsonBethel
HM All-Americans
Branden SheppardWilliam Carey
Elijah StaleyDalton State
Darrell WhiteMiddle Georgia State
Tony-Toni WrightMobile

New Coaches

University of Mobile hired Darnell Archey as their new head coach. Coach Archey comes to Mobile from NCAA D1 Incarnate Word. He also coached at University of South Alabama before that.


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