Aairon Savage joined the Georgia State staff as cornerbacks coach in January 2019 after one season in the same role at Northern Iowa. He has previously worked on the coaching staffs at Army, Georgia Tech and his alma mater, Auburn, as well as Georgia prep power Valdosta High School and Arkansas Tech.
Savage coached the UNI cornerbacks in his one season there, helping the program to a berth in the 2018 FCS playoffs and three victories over Top 25 teams. The Panthers ranked No. 6 in FCS with 18 interceptions and No. 17 nationally in scoring defense.
In 2017, he was part of a 10-win season at Army, where he served as a defensive quality control coach. The Black Knights won eight of their final nine games, capped by a victory over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Savage spent two seasons (2015-16) as the defensive backs coach at Division II Arkansas Tech, highlighted by a nine-win campaign and bowl victory in 2015.
His previous two years were spent in Georgia. He served as a defensive graduate assistant at Georgia Tech in 2014, working on the defensive side with primary responsibility for the safeties as the Yellow Jackets capped a 10-3 season with an Orange Bowl victory.
In 2013, Savage was an assistant coach at Valdosta High School, where he coached the cornerbacks while teaching ninth grade. The Wildcats earned a berth in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.
Prior to that, he served two years in a quality control position on the staff at Auburn, spending one year each with special teams (2012) and defense (2011).
Savage was a Freshman All-SEC and Freshman All-American (Rivals) defensive back in for Auburn in 2006. He missed the 2008 and 2009 seasons due to injuries, and during the Tigers’ national title season of 2010, he started the first seven games suffering before another season-ending injury.
Savage earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Auburn in 2008 before completing a master’s in biomechanics in 2010. He and his wife, the former Coleigh Danielle Brock, have a daughter, Aleigh.