Monday March 2, 2015
FootballScoop is proud to report another month of record viewership. User visiting the site grew 26% over Feb 2014 & 88% over Feb 2013. We thank you all.
Northern Illinois: Ross Watson’s role at NIU will be linebackers coach, head coach Rod Carey noted today. Watson is a former Youngstown State assistant.
Youngstown State: YSU has announced 9 of Bo Pelini’s assistant coaches; Shane Montgomery (OC / QBs), Carmen Bricillo (OL), Ron Brown (associate HC / RBs), Brian Crist (WRs), Kyle Brey (TEs), Ron Stoops, Jr. (DC), TJ Hollowell (LBs), Richard McNutt (DBs), and Tim Marlowe (assistant secondary). Additionally, per source, while not finalized yet, multiple sources tell FootballScoop that Carl Pelini will join the staff.
West Virginia: Former Youngstown State assistant Dan Gerberry is joining Holgo’s staff as an offensive grad assistant working with the tight ends, per Dana Balash. Gerberry coached the YSU tight ends last season.
Mississippi State: Football recruiting assistant Brian Squeglia has been promoted to football recruiting specialist, per source.
Concordia University (NAIA – Ann Arbor, MI): Concordia is accepting applications for an offensive graduate assistant. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: coaching a position group, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, and other duties assigned by the head coach and offensive coordinator. The position will begin this fall. Interested applicants should email resume, references and statement of faith to offensive coordinator Andrew Rode at Andrew.Rode@cuaa.edu.
Austin College (D-III – TX): Austin College is currently accepting applications for assistant football coach (offensive line / Campus Fitness Center Director). The 10 month position will pay in the low 30’s and include Medical Benefits. The position will include coaching a position, recruiting, teaching, and game day administration. A Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related) is required. To apply please send resume including three references and unofficial copies of transcripts and completed AC employment application to email@example.com. Finalist(s) will be required to undergo a background check. Official transcripts will be required if invited for on campus interview. Starting date, April 1, 2015. E-mail questions to Head Coach Loren Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern State (FCS – LA): Northwestern State is looking to a hire an offensive graduate assistant working with the offensive line. Looking for college playing or coaching experience with the offensive line. Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Notre Dame: Brian Kelly has officially announced the hirings of Autry Denson (RBs), Keith Gilmore (DL), Todd Lyght (DBs), and Mike Sanford (OC / QBs). Also, receivers coach Mike Denbrock has added the associate head coach for offense title, Mike Elston will coach the linebackers and be the recruiting coordinator, Ron Powlus will serve as director of player development, Bob Elliott will be a special assistant to the head coach, and Maurice Crum Jr. and Donovan Raiola have joined the staff as grad assistants.
Trinity College (D-III – CT): Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut is accepting applications for a graduate assistant (position TBD). Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, recruiting a specific area, assisting in video editing and breakdowns, and performing all other duties assigned by the head coach and athletic director. Compensation includes a stipend, housing, meals, and full tuition remission at Trinity’s graduate school. Preferred candidates will have at least one year of coaching experience and knowledge of DVSport video editing software. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any accommodation in order to participate more fully in the application process. Please contact Assistant Coach Kyle Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Temple: Temple has now formally announced the addition of Frisman Jackson as receivers coach, Glenn Thomas as quarterbacks coach, and Adam DiMichele (who coached the receivers last season) has been reassigned to director of player development.
Miami Dolphins: Head analyst Dennis Lock has been promoted to director of analytics.
Davidson (FCS – NC): With offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan leaving for a position at the University of Washington, sources tell us that Paul Nichols plans to hire a quarterbacks coach & promote from within to fill the offensive coordinator role.
Los Angeles Valley College (JC – CA): Reggie Stover, who spent last season as the pass game coordinator / receivers coach at Salesian HS (CA), has joined the LAVC staff in the same role, per source.
Occidental (D-III – CA): Per source, Occidental College has hired Wilbert Gilmore, Jr. as their new linebackers coach. Gilmore was part of the Gonzaga College HS (Washington, DC) staff last season.
Villanova: Yale special teams and defensive line intern/grad assistant Mark Powell has joined the Villanova staff in a restricted earnings position, per source.
Methodist University (D-III – NC): Methodist University invites applicants for opening of assistant coach (defensive coordinator). Preference given to demonstrated ability in a 3-4 Scheme. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Demonstrated ability in recruitment of student-athletes (Division III experience preferred). Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to head coach C.J. Goss at email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue.
Sunday March 1, 2015
Join us tonight on FootballScoop radio 6pm CT on 1045ESPN.com or via the ESPN radio app (search Baton Rouge). Guests tonight include Patrick Strong (Balch Sports), Walker Jones (CAA) & Warren McCarty (MPIF).
Columbia (FCS – NY): Harvard secondary coach Jon Poppe will be the new secondary coach at Columbia, per source.
Morgan State (FCS – MD): Morgan State has named Mike Fanoga as its defensive coordinator.
Grand Valley State (D-II – MI): Head coach Matt Mitchell has relinquished defensive play-calling duties to co-defensive coordinator Joe Louis.
Troy: Contract information for Neal Brown’s coaching staff has been uncovered by the Dothan Eagle: new hires salaries include defensive coordinator Vic Koenning: $250,000; assistant head coach/linebackers coach Jon Sumrall; $190,000; co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Moore, $170,000; defensive line coach Byron Hardmon $85,000; and wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams, $80,000. Holdovers from Larry Blakeney’s staff include co-offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield ($116,699), associate head coach Shayne Wasden ($115,961), cornerbacks coach Al Pogue ($90,000) and quarterbacks/running backs coach Sean Reagan ($88,818).
Yale: Yale is expected to name former Boston College linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Sean McGowan as defensive coordinator and Maine defensive line coach Jordan Stevens as its defensive line coach according to the New Haven Register.
Nebraska: New defensive backs coach Brian Stewart will earn $400,000 in 2015 and $425,000 in 2016 according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.
Hobart College (D-III – NY): Quarterbacks coach Jon Drach has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Washington Redskins: AJ Smith, who has spent the past two seasons with the Redskins as a senior exectutive, has announced that he will be retiring. Smith spent 2003-2012 as the GM of the San Diego Chargers.
Harvard University (FCS – MA): Harvard University has a Defensive Assistant position open. Previous collegiate coaching experience is preferred and working with XOS software is a plus. The position will include on the field coaching (working with defensive position group and special teams), recruiting your own territory, breaking down opposing offenses, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Defensive Coordinator. The position does include benefits. Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho State (FCS): Per source, Utah State offensive grad assistant David Fiefia will join the Idaho State staff as running backs / tight ends.
Buffalo: Whitewater offensive line grad assistant Tyler Pierce will join Lance Leipold’s staff at Buffalo in a similar capacity, per source.
Tulsa: Luke Olson, who served as a graduate assistant working with the defensive backs the past two seasons, is transitioning to a defensive quality control role.
Saturday February 28, 2015
Washington: Per source, Davidson offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan will join the staff in a quality control position. Hamdan played quarterback at Boise State for Chris Petersen.
IUP (D-II): IUP invites applicants for running backs coach. This is a stipend position with no benefits. Additional responsibilities include video editing and other duties assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree required. College playing experience and previous college coaching experience preferred. Start date for this position is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Coach Haines at email@example.com
Houston: Former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton is joining Tom Herman’s staff as an offensive grad assistant.
Aurora University: We are no longer accepting applications for the defensive line position & we thank you for the overwhelming interest. Interviews will be conducted over the next few weeks.
Simon Fraser: Per source, former BC Lions assistant Joe Paopao will be the new offensive coordinator at SFU.
Colorado State: Mike Bobo has announced the hire of Leah Knight as assistant director of football operations. Knight spent the past two seasons at USF as recruiting operations coordinator.
New England Patriots: Raymond “Bubba: Ventrone is the new assistant special teams coordinator for the Patriots.
Friday February 27, 2015
James Madison (FCS): Per source, Peter Davila will be the new Safeties coach at JMU. He comes from Otterbein. We also understand that Steve Sisa will now be Defensive Coordinator / Linebacker Coach.
Montana State (FCS): Montana State is looking for FCS home game Sept 3 or 5 2015. Would also consider Oct 24 2015. Guarantee is $200,000 or begin home and home series. Please contact senior associate athletic director Dan Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
James Madison: James Madison has hired Jamal Powell to coach the offensive line , per source.
Samford (FCS – AL): Per source, Bobby Blick is returning to Samford as director of player personnel.
Louisiana College (D-III): Per source, Dennis Dunn has completed his staff with the promotion of offensive grad assistant Josh Bonadona to running backs coach. We understand that there are currently no open positions on staff.
Northwestern: Per source, Northwestern has shuffled their staff and currently have no open positions. We hear that offensive quality control assistant David Girardi is moving into a defensive grad assistant role, defensive quality control assistant Keegan Grant wil transition to an offensive quality control job, recruiting assistant Joe Martin is moving to defense quality control and recruiting intern Sean Conley will now serve as a recruiting assistant.
Wofford (FCS – SC): Former Adams State (D-II – CO) pass game coordinator / receivers coach Steve Neal has accepted the on-campus recruiting coordinator job, per source.
Oregon: Northwestern defensive grad assistant Kwame Agyeman has accepted a defensive grad assistant jobs with the Ducks, per source. Agyeman played his college ball at Oregon.
Warner (NAIA – FL): Per source, former Pittsburgh Steeler Dallas Baker has been named wide receivers coach and former Florida defensive grad assistant Chuck Bell will be the program’s new linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator.
Washington Redskins: Former Titans quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone has joined the Redskins in an offensive quality control role.
Detroit Lions: Senior personnel adviser James Harris, who has spent six decades in professional football, has decided to retire.
San Diego Mesa College (JC – CA): Peter Lofthouse has been named head coach at San Diego Mesa College. Lofthouse previously served as the offensive coordinator at Citrus College and also coached as a GA at Baylor and as wide receivers coach at Texas Lutheran.
Georgia Southern: After a remarkable first FBS season, the school has announced a $100,000 raise (effective July 1, 2015) for head coach Willie Fritz, meaning he will make $500,000 during the 2015-2016 season. The Eagles went 9-3 this past season, including a perfect 8-0 in Sun Belt Conference play.
Ferris State (D-II – MI): Ferris State is looking to fill an open date on 9/5/2015. Willing to pay a guarantee for a home game. Willing to discuss all options, including playing FCS team. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
South Florida: Blake Treadwell, who was an assistant at East Lansing HS (MI) last season, has joined the USF staff as an offensive grad assistant. Treadwell played offensive line at Michigan State. Also, UTSA defensive grad assistant Benny Morrison has joined the staff in the same capacity.
Louisiana College (D-III): Per source, assistant head coach / offensive coordinator Clay Matchett has resigned to pursue business opportunities outside of coaching.
Delaware State (FCS): Former Central State University (D-II – OH) head coach EJ Junior has been hired as a defensive assistant, per source.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Please join us in praying for Simon Fraser (D-II – Canada) founding athletic director and head football coach Lorne Davis as he battles some serious health issues.
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs have (finally) announced a four-year extension for Dan Mullen. What this means for Mullen and the coming anarchy in the SEC West.
Oklahoma State: In addition to Greg Adkins, Mike Gundy has announced the hiring of four assistants. Marcus Arroyo and Jason McEndoo will join Adkins as unspecified on-the-field assistants, and Bill Clay and Darrell Wyatt have been added as analysts.
Erie Community College (NY): Scott Pilkey was introduced as head coach on Thursday.
Wagner (FCS – NY): Per source, secondary coach Ryan Fullen will be taking over the defensive coordinator duties, and linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Tony Brinson has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Oklahoma State: Former Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Greg Adkins will become the new offensive line coach at Oklahoma State, per source. Adkins was with the Bills the past two seasons and previously coached the offensive line at Syracuse, Tennessee, Troy and Georgia.
Minot State (D-II – ND): Minot State is looking to hire an offensive and defensive grad assistant. Previous collegiate experience coaching or playing is required. The job includes coaching a position, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator. The position will begin August 1st. Compensation includes combination of Stipend and Classes. Candidates must apply and be accepted into the Graduate school to be considered. Candidates for the defensive grad assistant job can be sent to coach Thomas at Byron.Thomas@minotstateu.edu. Offensive candidates can send their resumes to coach Bayard at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Greenville (D-II – SC): Per source, former defensive lineman Joe Novotasky has been hired to coach the defensive line and Rob Green, a former receiver at North Greenville and Wofford, will now coach the receivers.
Rose-Hulman (D-III – IN): Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a wide receiver coach. This is an entry level position. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.
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North Greenville (D-II – SC): North Greenville University is looking to fill a game on 10-24-15. We are willing to pay a guarantee. Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org