Friday February 1, 2019

#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II


Please join us in praying for Drake assistant coach George Sypniewski, who passed away earlier this week. Coach Sypniewski assisted with the defensive line at Drake for 25 years.

Chowan (D-II – NC): Chowan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach / Defensive Coordinator. This is a full-time, salaried position and includes an excellent benefit package. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain compliance with NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in the daily practice sessions, developing student athletes, both athletically and academically, recruiting potential student athletes as well as assisting with scheduling and administrative support to the department as appropriate. Bachelor’s degree, (Master’s preferred), with 3-5 years coaching experience and a focus on defensive football schemes, strategies and success as well as a demonstrated record of success in the recruiting process. A demonstrated commitment to high academic standards while fostering a student-focused environment of respect, engagement and teamwork. Valid driver’s license required. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, current resume and list of references by e-mail to [email protected]. Chowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in its programs and activities.

Coastal Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop that Joey King is expected to join the Coastal Carolina staff as wide receivers coach. King announced yesterday that he was leaving his post as the head coach at Cartersville HS to join a Division I staff. Sources also tell FootballScoop Jamey Chadwell is expected to make a couple of moves impacting the defensive front as well. Stay tuned…

Bill Belichick: The key task that Bill Belichick assigns to young assistants to speed up their development.

Idaho State (FCS): We understand that the offensive line job has been filled. Will update…

Running backs coaches: Our ongoing series rolls on by looking at the highest-paid running backs coaches in college football.

Trinity Valley CC (JC – TX): Per source, Jeremy Hammock has joined the staff as offensive coordinator / running backs coach.

Chowan (D-II – NC): Chowan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Offense skill) /  Video Coordinator & Graphic Design Coordinator. This is a full-time, salaried position and includes an excellent benefit package. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain compliance with NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in the daily practice sessions, developing student athletes, both athletically and academically, recruiting potential student athletes as well as assisting with scheduling and administrative support to the department as appropriate. Bachelor’s degree, (Master’s preferred), with 3-5 years coaching experience as well as a demonstrated record of success in the recruiting process. A demonstrated commitment to high academic standards while fostering a student-focused environment of respect, engagement and teamwork. Valid driver’s license required. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, current resume and list of references by e-mail to [email protected]. Chowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in its programs and activities.

Green Bay Packers: The team has officially announced the addition of Vanderbilt special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga, assistant special teams coach Maurice Drayton is being kept on staff in the same role, and Wendel Davis and Christian Parker have joined the staff as defensive quality control coaches. Davis spent the last few seasons as the co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Incarnate Word (FCS – TX), and Parker spent last season as a defensive analyst at Texas A&M last year.

Augsburg (D-III – MN): Augsburg University has a graduate assistant position open for a 2-year term starting August 1st, 2019. The position pays full tuition and $6,000 per year, with no other benefits. Prefer DL or WR experience. Please apply online via this link. No other phone calls or emails please.

Arizona Cardinals: Chris Achuff is being promoted from assistant defensive line coach to defensive line coach, according to the Arizona Republic.

Dallas Cowboys: Carlos Polk has joined the staff as assistant special teams coach. He spent the past five years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a similar capacity.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints are “moving on” from their special teams staff, per Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network. Aditi adds to “pay attention” to longtime Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi, as it’s likely the Saints are where he ends up after being involved in a number of other special teams vacancies.

Snow College (D-II – UT): Per source, Andrew Mitchell has made a number of hires. Matt Mitchell has been hired as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Matt coached the quarterbacks at Western Kentucky during the 2018 season, and prior to that Mitchell coached at Notre Dame as an offensive analyst. Nelson Fishback has been hired as the wide receivers / special teams coordinator. Fishback coached at Louisville during the 2018 season as the running backs / special teams graduate assistant. Prior to Louisville, Fishback coached on Mike Sanford’s staff as an offensive graduate assistant at Western Kentucky. Also, Lei Talamaivao has been hired as the defensive line coach and previously coached at Utah as a defensive line quality control coach.

Temple: Thad Ward, who spent the past three seasons coaching the running backs for Lovie Smith at Illinois, has officially joined Rod Carey’s staff. Ward previously worked on Carey’s Northern Illinois staff from 2013-15, working with the running backs. This hire completes the Temple staff. Details on the #StaffTracker.

Fresno State: Idaho State (FCS) offensive line coach Roman Sapolu is joining the Fresno State staff, per multiple reports.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS – TX): Former Aiblene Christian (FCS – TX) offensive coordinator and current San Antonio Madison (TX) High School offensive coordinator Nathan Young is joining the staff as offensive line coach, sources tell FootballScoop.

Arizona: Ball State offensive line coach Kyle DeVan is set to be the next offensive line coach at Arizona, per Michael Lev. DeVan has spent the past three seasons as Ball State’s offensive line coach, and spent the past two seasons with the assistant head coach title as well.

Elon (FCS – NC): Tony Lucas, who spent the last two seasons coaching the running backs at Temple, has been hired as running backs coach / special teams coordinator and former Colgate (FCS – NY) offensive coordinator Chris Young is joining the staff as wide receivers coach. Those two additions complete Tony Trisciani’s staff – see his full staff here.

Malone (D-II – OH): Malone has announced a decision to drop their football program. Read more on the situation here.

UConn: UConn football is seeking applicants for a Defensive Graduate Assistant working with the defensive backs. Must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. No exceptions. Please email resumes and an unofficial transcript to Director of Football Operations Ryan Steinberg at [email protected]. Please no phone calls

Ave Maria (NAIA – FL): Ave Maria University has an opening for a defensive coordinator.  Ave Maria is a Catholic University in southwest Florida. Interested applicants should apply using this link by February 8, 2019.

Special Teams: The highest paid assistant coaches in college football – Special Teams Coordinators.

Reedley (JC – CA): Reedley College has two immediate assistant coaching positions open on staff (1 on offense 1 on defense).  The current staff is flexible and positions can be adjusted to accommodate the best possible candidates.  LOCAL candidates preferred because of the salary. Positions come with a $5,000 stipend (paid in the fall) and no additional benefits.  However if you have a masters in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education there is an opportunity to teach classes on campus starting this spring.  Please send a resume, references, and any other pertinent materials to [email protected].

Missouri: The NCAA is hitting Missouri with a post season ban and some other penalties. Read up on the situation here.

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.

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