Tuesday July 28, 2015
Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Per source, Marietta College (D-III – OH) tight ends coach Alex Wierzbicki has accepted the defensive line job.
Middle Tennessee State: Tyler Boyles has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant, per source. Boyles spent last season at LaGrange College.
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Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Garden City Community College (KS) offensive line coach Nate Haremza has accepted the offensive grad assistant position working as the tight ends / assistant offensive line coach.
Garden City (CC – KS): Per source, Chris Rogers has been promoted to offensive line coach. Rogers takes over for Nate Haremza who accepted an offensive grad assistant position at Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II).
Monday July 27, 2015
Cal: Sonny Dykes announced the hiring of John Lovett as the team’s new corners coach earlier this afternoon. Lovett had been with the Philadelphia Eagles organization the past few seasons.
Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians announced today that Jen Welter will work with the staff this off-season and through the preseason as part of a coaching internship. Former Steelers linebacker Levon Kirkland will also work with the staff through a new Bill Bidwill Coaching Fellowship. Welter, an assistant with the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution, is believed to be the first woman to “coach” in the NFL.
American International College (D-II – MA): Linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator Kris Kulzer has added the title of assistant head coach. Kulzer has been with the program for five seasons.
University of British Columbia: Per source, Coffeyville CC (KS) defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach James Colzie III is heading to the University of British Columbia to serve in the same capacity.
Millsaps College (D-III – MS): Millsaps College is looking for volunteer assistants for the 2015 season. Local applicants only as this is strictly a volunteer position. If interested contact offensive coordinator Jason Guthrie at email@example.com. Deadline to apply is Friday, July 31.
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Northwest Oklahoma State (D-II): Per source, former University of Houston player Andrew Stewart has accepted a grad assistant position on staff working with the inside wide receivers. We also understand that grad assistant Joseph Foteh will move from coaching the corners to the outside receivers.
Catholic University (D-III – Washington, DC): Catholic University in Washington DC is currently looking for 2 intern assistant coach to work with an offensive skill position (TEs and WRs). The successful candidate will be a college graduate and possess previous college playing and/or coaching experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in practice and game planning, video breakdown and analysis with Hudl, and positional skill work. This position begins August 10, 2015. Positions include a $3,000 stipend, housing, and meals are only provided during preseason camp. This is a part-time seasonal position with responsibilities that run only to November 14th. During the season we practice in the morning from 7 to 9 AM. If interested please send resume, cover letter, and references to email@example.com.
Henderson State (D-II – AR): The coaching staff at Henderson State is complete and has rounded out as follows; Scott Maxfield (HC / QBs / OC), Matt Gordon (safeties / co-defensive coordinator), Jeff McInereny (DL / co-defensive coordinator), Darren Drago (LBs / special teams coordinator / strength and conditioning coordinator), Josh Jones (CBs), Jeremiah Fiscus (OL / run game coordinator), Dean Norsworthy (outside WR / recruiting coordinator), Ryan Lusby (inside WRs), Taylor Paxton (offensive grad assistant).
Prairie View A&M (FCS – TX): Prairie View A&M is looking to hire one or two interns. Interns will assist with recruiting, film breakdown, and assisting the coaching staff. These are non-paid positions, howerver, housing may be an option. Resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. These positions need to be filled immediately.
Franklin Pierce (Sprint – NH): Franklin Pierce University(Sprint College Football) is looking to hire a part-time assistant football coach. Stipend included. No meals, Housing or Benefits are available with this position. College playing or coaching experience desired. Looking for local hire. Start date is as soon as possible. Please email or send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Kevin Bleil will coach the tight ends on Josh Lamberson’s staff. Bliel most recently coached the wide receivers at Texas A&M Commerce (D-II).
Western New Mexico (D-II): Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Reilly Murphy has added the title of assistant head coach. Murphy’s offense scored the most points and gained the most yards in school history last season in his first year coordinating the offense.
North Texas: The University of North Texas has a special teams quality control position available with an immediate start date. This is an unpaid position. Candidate will gain experience and knowledge working with a Division 1 FBS football program. The candidate chosen will be responsible for assisting the special teams coordinator as well as any offensive duties that are assigned to you. All interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Coach Thomas Sheffield at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS!
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Framingham State (D-III – MA): Jason Rife (defensive coordinator), Joe Knight (defensive line) and Sebastien Amedee (safeties) have all joined the Framingham State staff.
East Coast Prep (Post grad – MA): East Coast Prep (post grad) located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is seeking an offensive line coach for the 2015 season. You will coach the offensive line and have off field duties as assigned by Head Coach. Compensation includes room and board as well as a stipend. This is a 4 month position beginning mid August. We are looking for College experience. Please send resumes to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
University of Mary (D-II – ND): The University of Mary invites applications for a restricted earnings coach. Position is runningbacks. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, football playing and/or coaching background. Salary of $11,000. Please send a cover letter, resume and three references all included in one Word or PDF file to Coach Belmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American River (JC – CA): Per source, American River College has removed the interim tag from Jon Osterhout and officially named him head coach.
Millikin (D-III – IL): Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois is looking for a home game for Week 2 (September 10, 2016) of the 2016 season, Division III or NAIA opponents. Please contact head coach Patrick Etherton at email@example.com or via phone at 217-425-3604.
Saturday July 25, 2015
UAB: Per source, Heath Thomas will be the new special teams coordinator for Bill Clark’s program (once HR paperwork can be finalized). Thomas served as director of player development on the 2014 team.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have announced a two year extension for GM Kevin Colbert (through the 2018 draft).
West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): Former Bluefield College (NAIA) defensive line coach Russell Norton has accepted the same position at (D-II) West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Mississippi State: Kevin Roberts has been promoted to defensive grad assistant at Mississippi State.
Arizona Western College (JC): Located in Yuma, Arizona, Arizona Western is searching for a LB’s coach. This is a part-time position with a stipend of $6,800 plus housing. Responsibilities will include recruiting and coaching your own position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience and or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please forward all request to Coach Minnick at Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday July 24, 2015
UAB: Per Zack White, former Jacksonville State linebacker Robert Gray has joined the staff. We understand that nearly all roles on the coaching staff are in the process of being filled on staff and it’s just a matter of paperwork being finished up to complete the hires. Will update as things become official. As we told you last night, one of those positions is offensive coordinator, where Bill Clark intends to hire Les Koenning.
NFL: Tod Leiweke of the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) has resigned to become the Chief Operation Officer for the NFL.
Jacksonville University (FCS – FL): Per source, defensive line coach Ernie Logan is heading to IMG (FL) as the defensive line coach. Any inquiries about the defensive line position should be addressed to Jerry Odom at email@example.com.
Thomas Moore (D-III – KY): Thomas More College has two intern positions open with an immediate start date. The first position is with the offense preferably offensive line. Duties include: breakdown opponent film, assist the offensive line coach in daily drills, Offensive Coordinator for the JV football team, be responsible for their own recruiting area and other duties given by the offensive coordinator and/or head coach. The second position is on the defensive side of the ball, which preference given to the linebacker position. Both positions must have bachelor’s degree. Positions include stipend for the year, room and board. No grad school available. Please send resume with references and cover letter for offensive position to offensive coordinator Trevor Stellman at firstname.lastname@example.org and defensive position email defensive coordinator Chris Norwell at email@example.com. Positions will be filled upon interview. Any further questions please contact Trevor Stellman at (859)344-3312 or contact via email.
Wayne State College (D-II – NE): Wayne State College has an immediate opening for two defensive graduate assistant coaches. The graduate assistants primary coaching responsibilities will be defensive backs and defensive line. Previous experience is preferred. Applicants must qualify for the State of Nebraska defensive driving certificate. Graduate Assistantships are granted based on acceptance into Graduate School at Wayne State College. This is a 10 month reporting position with a $500.00 stipend per month ($5000.00 total) and tuition waiver for the academic year. Please e-mail materials to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Phone calls will not be accepted.
Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian University has an immediate opening for a linebacker coach; housing, meals and competitive stipend available. Please email HFC Steve Barrows at email@example.com ASAP. Must be proficient at coaching the linebackers!
Henderson State (D-II – AR): Per source, wide receivers coach /strength and conditioning coordinator Robert Espinoza has left the staff and taken a high school coaching job at Pasadena Memorial HS (TX).
Lindenwood-Belleville (D-II): Dale Carlson, the former head coach at Valparaiso (FCS) and Ohio Dominican (D-II), has been announced as the new head coach.
North Carolina A&T: Thomas Howard has been hired to coach the inside linebackers. Howard previously coached the linebackers and special teams at the University of Findlay (D-II – OH).
South Florida: Assistant head coach / linebackers coach Raymond Woodie has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Chadron State (D-II – NE): Bruce Carpenter has been hired to coach the wide receivers, per source. Carpenter spent last season as the offensive coordinator at the University of Montana Western.
Thursday July 23, 2015
UAB: Per source, Bill Clark intends to hire Les Koenning as his offensive coordinator at UAB. Koenning coached the receivers at Texas this past season and served as the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Texas A&M for approximately ten years prior to that.
South Alabama: As we reported a month ago, South Alabama has now formally announced Colin Hitschler as director of player operations. See details on The Ops Scoop.
Texas – Permian Basin (D-II): UTPB has openings for graduate assistants on both sides of the ball. The position pays $9,000 for a 9 month contract. Positions available on offense are RBs, TEs and WRs. Interested offensive applicants need to send resume and references to Coach Scott Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions available on defense are safetys and / or cornerbacks. Interested applicants need to send resume and references to Coach Chris Mineo at email@example.com.
Mount St. Joseph (D-III – OH): Assistant coach Tyler Hopperton has been promoted to assistant head coach and director of recruiting, defensive coordinator Rick Thompson has been promoted to a full-time capacity, and former Covington Catholic HS (OH) head coach Dave Wirth has been hired as special teams coordinator.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin’s contract has been extended through the 2018 season.
ESPN: According to Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand, here’s how ESPN’s college football studio coverage will shake out this fall – Adnan Virk will replace Rece Davis in the ESPN studio (who replaces Chris Fowler on GameDay), working alongside Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell. Mark May has been moved to ABC, where he’ll sit with John Saunders and Mack Brown. Chris Cotter will host on ESPN2 with analysts Butch Davis and Robert Smith. ESPNU will have Matt Schick (host) with Charles Arbuckle and Kevin Carter (analysts). Joe Tessitore will be the studio host for ESPN’s College Football Final studio show.
LaGrange College (D-III – GA): Head coach Matt Mumme has an opening for a graduate assistant. Please email resume and a brief letter of interest to Mumme at LCfootballops@gmail.com
Coffeyville CC (KS): Coffeyville CC is looking to fill defensive interns position for the 2015 season. There is no package that comes with this position, its strictly voluntary (no meals, no housing, no pay). However, promotions to resident assistant positions are a possibility as positions become vacant. This is an opportunity for those who want to become college coaches to gain experience working with a good college program. Film duties, practice planning, game planning, equipment, and any other duties assigned by the head coach will be tied in with this position. Those who are interested please e-mail resume’s to Coach Bryson at Bryson.firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are selected will need to start ASAP!
New Mexico Military (JC): Per source, John Roy (offensive line), Brian Vaughn (secondary) and Erik White (wide receivers) have joined the staff.
Kansas State: Bill Snyder told ESPN last night that when he retires he would like to see his son Sean replace him. Sean Snyder has been with the Kansas State program for over two decades and currently serves as the assistant head coach / special teams coordinator.
St. Anselm (D-II – NH): Receivers coach Zack Dickson has been promoted to pass game coordinator / recruiting coordinator, per source. We understand that head coach Patrick Murphy will continue to call the play on game day.
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ASA-Miami (JC – FL): ASA-Miami is looking for a part time Running Backs coach. The position pays between $5,000.00 & $7500.00 commensurate with experience. The qualifying candidate will start as soon as possible and after clearing HR. Responsibilities include coaching a position, and off the field responsibilities to be determined. No housing or meals will be included in the position. All interested and qualified applicants should email resume and cover letters to Offensive Line Coach Nick Young at email@example.com