Tuesday February 13, 2018

Charlotte: Former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has been announced to the same post at Charlotte. Special teams coordinator Charlie Skalaski has also added duties as wide receivers coach.

LA Chargers: The Chargers have now announced the addition of Rip Scherer as their tight ends coach. Scherer most recently coached the tight ends at UCLA the past five seasons, adding the title of senior associate head coach for the last two years.

New Mexico: Regents have “decided not to consider” Bob Davie’s appeal of his 30-day suspension, according a tweet from Jessica Dyer.

Indianapolis Colts: Head coach Frank Reich noted today at his presser that he plans to call the offensive plays.

Missouri: Chris Corr has been hired from Florida as director of recruiting, and Austyn Carta-Samuels has been moved from the recruiting department to an offensive analyst/quality control assistant working with the quarterbacks.

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Arkansas State: A-State has formally announced Gunnard Twyner as wide receivers coach and Nick Paremski as outside linebackers coach. Additionally, running backs coach Norval McKenzie has been elevated to special teams coordinator, safeties coach Allen Johnson has been named passing game coordinator and defensive line coach Brian Early the running game coordinator. As we previously reported, Scotty Conley has been hired as assistant AD for football operations, Pat Ivey has been promoted to assistant AD for athletics performance and Chris Buttgen named director of football video.

Keiser (NAIA – FL): Keiser head coach Doug Socha has announced his staff that will lead the team into their inaugural season as follows; Roy Istvan (assistant HC / OC / OL), David Padilla (strength), Myles Russ (RB / recruiting coordinator), Jelani Lord (WRs), Jesse Chiarolanzio (player personnel / offensive assistant), Dan Owen (DC), Cody Edwards (DE / assistant DC), Chad Veccharella (CBs), Vernon Wilder III (ILBs), Dan Sanso (DTs), Demaso Munoz (ST / assistant DBs), George Harvey (operations assistant).

Georgia Southern: Former GSU running back Adrian Peterson has been named director of student athlete development.

Bridgewater (D-III – VA): Bridgewater is seeking applications for the position of offensive graduate assistant on the football staff, to begin August 2018. This is a Graduate Assistant 9-month position, reporting to the Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics. The Athletic Department is partnering with the James Madison University Sport and Recreation Leadership Master’s Degree Program to offer this graduate assistantship. The Master’s program is a 2 year program. Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met: The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program. The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship. Interested Candidates must submit application materials including cover letter, resume and contact information for three references on JMUJoblink via this link. No phone calls or emails please.

Stonehill (D-II – MA): Stonehill College seeks applicants for the position of assistant football coach for defense (defensive line). Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching on the defensive side of the ball, preferably defensive line, with at least 1 year of collegiate coaching experience and have ties to the Northeast region. Candidates will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting a geographical area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be commensurate on experience between $10,000 – $15,000 and include an on-campus meal plan. No health benefits are included, however there is a possibility of on-campus housing available through the rest of the Spring semester. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to head football coach Eli Gardner [email protected]. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply, no phone calls please.

Boise State: Slight pay increases for seven assistant coaches is being discussed by the Idaho State Board of Education this week totaling about $200,000, according to the Idaho Statesman. The raises include a bump from $315k to $335k annually for DC Andy Avalos a raise from $285k to $300k for OC Zak Hill, a bump from $275k to $290k for STC / TEs coach Kent Riddle, a $225k annual salary fro DL coach Chad Kauha’aha’a, a raise from $225k to $250k for Brad Bedell, a bump from $195k to $210k for safeties coach Gabe Franklin, and receivers coach Eric Kiesau will go from $185k to $210k. Also, Running backs coach Lee Marks is set to make $155k next season, and since it below the $200k threshold it won’t need state board approval. Avalos and Hill will also receive a one-time bonus of $20k, while Riddle, Bedell, Franklin, Kiesau and Marks will all get a one-time bonus payment of $10k.

Fitchburg State (D-III – MA): Head coach Patrick Haverty has resigned, citing personal reasons the school has announced. Running backs coach / special teams coordinator Jim McGuire, who has been part of the staff for 12 seasons, is assuming the role of interim head coach until the position is filled.

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Tennessee: Running backs coach Robert Gillespie has parted ways with the program, according to VolQuest.

Warner (NAIA – FL): Warner University has an immediate opening on their football staff for a full time offensive line coach. Warner University is a private Christian University. The candidate, first and foremost, must have a desire to mentor young men in their walk with Christ and uphold the University’s Christian beliefs and school standards. The qualified candidate must be available for spring practice beginning the first week of March and be able to help coordinate the offensive run game and have exceptional knowledge of the spread rushing and passing offense including run-pass-option concepts. The candidate will have other duties on the staff such as recruiting, practice organization, play scripting, position and team meetings, and any other responsibilities that are assigned to him by the head coach. Please send your resume and statement of faith Football Coach, Rod Shafer at [email protected].

New York Giants: The Giants have hired Mike Shula to be their offensive coordinator, per Kim Jones. Shula will also coach the quarterbacks, Ian Rapoport tweets. Shula most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Panthers from 2013-2017.

Arkansas State: Per source, Arkansas State is hiring Lafayette (FCS – PA) wide receivers coach Gunnard Twyner to coach the wide receivers and is promoting analyst Nick Paremski (a former longtime defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M) to outside linebackers coach and running backs coach Norval McKenzie is being promoted to special teams coordinator.

Indiana State: Head coach Curt Mallory has now announced the addition of Joe Hastings and (WRs) and Michael Switzer (OL). Hastings worked with the Michigan wide receivers and was an offensive assistant last season and Switzer was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at John Carroll (D-III – OH).

SUNY Maritime (D-III – NY): SUNY Maritime is looking to hire an offensive line coach that will also serve as strength and conditioning coach. Must has CSCS certification. Interested applicants can apply via this link.

Husson (D-III – ME): Husson is looking for a home game on 9/7/19. A guarantee is available to help defray travel/hotel costs. If interested, please contact  Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi at [email protected].

Bowie State (D-II – MD): Bowie State is looking for games on the following dates; September 15th, 2018 and September 14th or September 21st in 2019. Interested programs can contact head coach Damon Wilson at 301 860-3578.

Hobart (D-III – NY): Hobart College is looking for a game on 9/29/18 or 10/27/18 for the upcoming season, and for Week 4 in 2019 (9/28/19) and 2020 (9/26/20). If interested, please contact Mike Green at [email protected].

Temple: Nathan Burton has been named safeties coach at Temple. Burton previously worked as the defensive coordinator at West Alabama (D-II), and also spent time in a defensive quality control role at NC State.

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Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech is looking to hire a quarterbacks coach. Interested candidates can apply via this link.

Stevenson (D-III – MD): Per source, Tony Pedrotti, the offensive line / strength and conditioning coach at Maritime (D-III – NY) is joining the Stevenson staff. We understand Pedrotti will work in a strength role with the program.

Ohio State: As FootballScoop first reported yesterday, Ohio State has formally announced Temple defensive coordinator Taver Johnson as cornerbacks coach.

Cornell (FCS): Head coach David Archer has signed a contract extension. Archer led the program to wins over Harvard, Princeton and Brown last season and finished the 2017 season 3-7.

Colgate (FCS – NY): Colgate is looking to hire a director of football operations. Details and how to apply can be found on DFO Scoop.

Sam Houston State (FCS – TX): Per source, New Hampshire (FCS) offensive coordinator Ryan Carty is heading to Sam Houston State as the new offensive coordinator.

Garden City CC (JC – KS): We hear that Garden City has full-time openings for wide receivers, running backs, and corners.

Tusculum (FCS – TN): Per source, linebackers coach Mike Klein has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Klein also handled the strength and conditioning for the program.

Carleton College (D-III – MN): Head coach Bob Pagel has announced his resignation to pursue other opportunities. Pagel went 12-48 in six seasons leading the program. A search for his replacement will begin immediately and assistant coaches Jerome Smtih, Todd Olson, and Rob Davenport will lead Carleton’s recruiting efforts in the meantime.

Albany State (D-II – GA): Albany State is a HBCU in southwest Georgia has an immediate opening for a partial earnings running backs coach. Low cost housing can be arranged.  Pay is will be 18,000. Please email your resume to [email protected].

Findlay (D-II – OH): The University of Findlay is hiring a defensive graduate assistant. Experience playing or coaching linebacker or defensive backs is preferred. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in undergrad to be considered.  Anyone interested should e-mail their resume and references to Jason Makrinos at [email protected].

Eastern New Mexico (D-II – NM): Per source, Missouri Western (D-II) defensive coordinator Michael Walton will be the new defensive coordinator at ENMU. Walton is a former player and coach at ENMU and is in the school’s Hall of Fame.

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Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are hiring Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni as their offensive coordinator, per Ian Rapoport.

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