Theo Lemon

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Theo Lemon
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator, defensive line coach
Team Florida A&M
Conference MEAC
Biographical details
Born (1957-07-23) July 23, 1957 (age 59)
Massillon, Ohio
Playing career
1975–1978 Ohio
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984 Kentucky State
1985–1990 Central State (assistant)
1991–1992 Northeastern (DC)
1993 East Carolina (DL)
1994–1995 Rutgers (LB)
1996–2000 Wake Forest (assistant)
2001–2004 College of DuPage
2005 Central State
2006–2007 Savannah State
2015–present Florida A&M (DC/DL)
Head coaching record
Overall 6–32 (college)

Theo D. Lemon (born July 23, 1957) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Florida A&M University. Lemon served as the head football coach at Kentucky State University in 1984, at Central State University in 2005, and at Savannah State University from 2006 to 2007.


Playing career[edit]

Lemon was a four-year starter at defensive back at Ohio University.

Coaching career[edit]

His previous head coaching experiences include Kentucky State University (1984), the College of DuPage (2001–2004) Central State University (2003–2006) and Savannah State University (2006–2007).

He has served as an assistant coach at Kentucky State, Central State, Northeastern University, East Carolina University, Rutgers University and Wake Forest University.

Savannah State[edit]

Lemon entered his first season as head football coach at Savannah State University in 2006 moving from the head coaching position at Central State University. He was relieved of his duties on November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30) after compiling a 3–18 record in his two seasons as head coach.[1] Lemon was the 20th head football coach at Savannah State University.[2] His annual salary at Savannah State was $65,000.[3]


  1. ^ "SSU fires Lemon". November 30, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Savannah State University Football - Head Coach/ First Season at SSU: Theo Lemon". Retrieved June 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ "SSU paying Wells 90K". SavannahNow. Savannah Morning News. January 10, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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