The Scoop – Monday February 27, 2017

Monday February 27, 2017

Iowa State: Colby Kratch, who spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, has joined the Cyclone staff as a graduate assistant on defense.

Charleston Southern (FCS – SC): Per source, running backs coach Newland Isaac has added the title of recruiting coordinator and Charlie Skalaski IV will be assistant offensive line coach / assistant recruiting coordinator and pro liason.

Holy Cross (FCS – MA): Per source, Midwestern State (D-II – TX) wide receivers coach Darren Paige has accepted the wide receivers job at Holy Cross.

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California: Cal has hired Tony Tuioti as outside linebackers coach.

New Mexico State: The Aggies have announced former NMSU record-setting quarterback Chase Holbrook has joined the staff as tight ends coach, and Kai Brown has been hired as defensive ends coach.

Delta State (D-II – MS): Delta State is seeking a special teams graduate assistant. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. This position includes grad school tuition and an on-campus meal plan. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to head football coach Todd Cooley at No phone calls please.

Tiffin (D-II – OH): Per source, Iowa State graduate assistant Phillip Ely has been hired to coach the quarterbacks at Tiffin.

Georgetown (FCS – Washington, DC): Sources tell FootballScoop that Tiffin University (D-II – OH) offensive coordinator Adam Neugebauer is leaving to become the new wide receivers coach at Georgetown.

New Mexico State: Kai Brown, who spent last season as a graduate assistant on staff, has been promoted to defensive ends coach. Also, Oliver Soukup (LBs coach), and Matt Christian (RBs) will serve as co-special teams coordinators.

Cortland (D-III – NY): Per source, SUNY Cortland plans to fill their open position with an in house candidate and is not accepting applications at this time.

Ave Maria (NAIA – FL): Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida is looking for a coach to join its defensive staff.  The coach would serve as an assistant to one of the position coaches.  Housing and a meal plan are included, as well as a modest stipend.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Head Coach Joe Patterson at

Bethel (NAIA – TN): Sources tell FootballScoop that defensive coordinator Willie Fells is stepping down to become the defensive coordinator at Clay HS (FL).

North Alabama (D-II): UNA is looking to fill an open date with a home and home (must be Week 2 of 2017). Willing to offer a guarantee fora  one year deal at home. Must be a Division II game. Interested programs can contact or call 256-765-4843.

Ave Maria (NAIA – FL): Ave Maria University (near Naples, Florida) is looking for a coach to work with its kickers and punters. The coach would also assist the special teams coordinator. Housing and a meal plan are included, as well as a modest stipend. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to head coach Joe Patterson at

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