Georgia Southern senior DeAndre Coles named Mr. Georgia Southern 2024

April 10, 2024

All of the contestants for Mr. Georgia Southern.

Georgia Southern University has a new Mr. Georgia Southern, and his name is DeAndré Coles.

No stranger to wearing a crown, Coles was named a Georgia Southern Homecoming Duke in 2022.

Coles is a senior economics and marketing double major. As the Xi Tau chapter president for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Coles also serves as executive secretary of the Men of Vision and Excellence, and is a member of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. In addition, he has served as a Fraternity and Sorority Life Ambassador. 

Following an internship with customer service giant Sykes Enterprise, Coles became an outbound operations – area manager for an Amazon fulfillment center. These experiences helped him gain the knowledge and skill set needed to succeed in a career in Corporate America. 

Zykeem Garnder was named the first runner-up. Other winners and individual categories include:

  • Best Talent: Zykeem Gardner (as seen in winner’s picture on left)
  • Best Formal Wear: DeAndré Coles (as seen in winner’s picture in middle)
  • Best Lifestyle & Fitness: Jaylin Wood (as seen in winner’s picture on right)
  • Best Spirit Wear: DeAndré Coles
  • Mr. Photogenic: Zykeem Gardner

The 2024 Mister Georgia Southern University Competition was supported by the University Store and Awards South in Statesboro.