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  • Wednesday March 4, 2015


    Please join us in praying for longtime Simon Fraser (D-II – Canada) athletic director and first head coach Lorne Davies, who has passed away at 84 years old after battling health issues.

    Lakeland (D-III – WI): Defensive coordinator Colin Bruton, a finalist for our 2014 FootballScoop Division III Coordinator of the Year Award, has been promoted to head coach. Yesterday, Lakeland announced that head coach Kevin Doherty was leaving for the offensive coordinator / director of football operations job at Benedictine (D-III – IL).

    Purdue: Per source, Ave Maria University (NAIA – FL) special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Zach Opsal has joined the Purdue staff as a grad assistant

    Minnesota-Crookston (D-II): Tyler Summers has been announced as wide receivers coach.

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    Central College (D-III – IA): Ryan Maiuri has been named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

    Detroit Lions: Steven Williams has been announced as a defensive quality control assistant.

    Texas College (NAIA): Per source, head coach Rodney Blackshear has resigned to take the head coaching job at Trinity Christian HS (Lubbock, TX).

    Portland State: Per source, College of the Redwoods (JC – CA) receivers coach Vernon Smith has accepted the corners job.

    Maine Maritime (D-III): MMA Currently has intern positions available. The successful candidates will be college graduates 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 DVSport and Hudl, recruiting, academic oversight, and positional skill work. This position begins August 1, 2015. Positions include Housing, Meals (when facilities are open) and stipend. If interested please send resume, cover letter, and references to

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    Columbia: Per source, Chiefs assistant and former Penn offensive lineman Joe D’Orazio will be joining the staff as tight ends coach and former Penn offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Jon McLaughlin is joining the staff as offensive line coach.

    Bethel College (NAIA -KS): Per source, Bethel College head coach Martin Mathis has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

    Ole Miss: As we reported a month or so ago, Sean Patterson is now officially part of the staff at Ole Miss. The Clarion-Ledger reports his title is associate director for recruiting operations.

    Louisville: Iowa State grad assistant Pete Brown is joining the Louisville staff in a quality control role, per source.

    Fordham (FCS – NY): Fordham is looking to fill a number of open dates; 2016 one FCS game (9/10/16 or 9/17/16) 2017 two FCS games (9/2/17 and 9/16/17 or 9/23/17) 2018 one FBS and one FCS game (9/1/18 and 9/15/18 or 10/20/18) 2019 one FBS and two FCS games (8/31/19, 9/14/19, or 9/21/19). Please contact director of football operations Greg Marmaros at if interested.

    Columbia: Per source, Paul Ferraro will be the new defensive coordinator at Columbia. Ferraro most recently served as the defensive coordinator at UCF and Maine.

    Monterey Peninsula College (JC – CA): Monterey Peninsula College has a defensive coaching opening. Position area is flexible. Minimum requirements are a Bachelors, 2 years of college defensive coaching experience, and college playing experience. Duties also include recruiting, strength and conditioning, video, and academic guidance. Stipend is approximately $10,000 annually. Contact Head Coach Mike Rasmussen at

    Hiram College (D-III – OH): Hiram has an opening for a part-time outside linebackers coach. This position that will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching the outside linebackers in a 3-4 defensive scheme, the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills, recruiting and retaining quality young men and athletes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. Flexibility is required for scheduled practices and competition during the season. This is a seasonal position with no benefits. First consideration will be given to Northeast Ohio coaches. For confidential consideration, please email Randy Moore at No phone calls please!

  • Tuesday March 3, 2015


    Birmingham Southern: Anthony McCall, former offensive graduate assistant at UAB, will be the new cornerbacks coach at Birmingham-Southern College, per source.

    East Mississippi (CC): Former Florida State and West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett is joining the East Mississippi staff as quarterbacks coach. Fox Sports initially reported and we can confirm.

    Rick Neuheisel: Former Washington and UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel is joining the CBS Sports studio team as a college football analyst. Neuheisel will serve as an analyst on the CBS Network’s pre-game show, College Football Today show, as well as the Inside College Football roundtable show.

    James Madison (FCS – VA): Per source, Zak Kuhr is adding the title of co-offensive coordinator – run game and John Streicher is being promoted to director of football operations & player personnel.

    Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State is looking for an offensive graduate assistant (wide receivers) in a spread/ no-huddle/ fast tempo offense. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000 and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Cory Sauter at No phone calls please.

    North Central (D-III – IL): North Central is looking for a game on 9/5/15 or 9/26/15. Also have an available date in 2016 (9/2) that we’re looking to fill. Contact defensive coordinator Mike Murray at or at 630-637-5532.

    Central Missouri: Central Missouri is looking to hire a football ops graduate assistant. See DFO Scoop for more info.

    Hartwick College (D-III – NY): Hartwick College is accepting applications for the position of defensive coordinator. The position will include a secondary responsibility assigned by the Director of Athletics. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years coaching experience at the college level is required.  Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Midwestern State (D-II – TX): Midwestern State University is currently seeking offensive & defensive graduate assistant coaches. The positions include a stipend, housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, defensive backs, linebackers and wide receivers. Experience playing and coaching defensive backs, linebackers and wide receivers is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Wide Receiver candidates must also have experience in photo editing, graphic design and highlight film production. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to: Rich Renner, Assistant Coach, (Defensive Backs and Linebacker Candidates only). Adam Austin, Assistant Coach, (Wide Receiver Candidates only). Please no phone calls.

    South Florida: Associate AD for sport administration Dick Tomey will earn approximately $6,917 a month on a 10-month contract according to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.

    University of La Verne (D-III – CA): Quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator Brent Baier has stepped down to take a role in the admissions office.

    Samford (FCS – AL): First-year head coach Chris Hatcher has announced the majority of his coaching staff: associate head coach/defensive coordinator Bill D’Ottavio, offensive coordinator Travis Trickett, linebackers coach/director of recruiting Ross Newton, defensive backs coach Sam Shade, tight ends coach Trent McKnight, offensive line coach Shawn Bostick, defensive line coach Victor Cabral, wide receivers coach Russ Callaway, strength coach Ben Ashford. – Unrelated, but relevant, watch Mitch Stewart describe how he found out Hatch was taking the Samford job. Must watch video!

    UTPB: Texas Permian Basin head coach Justin Carrigan is hiring Scott Preston as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks, per source. Preston, who coached the quarterbacks for Hal Mumme at Belhaven last season, is the former offensive coordinator at Arkansas Tech.

    LSU: Former LSU cornerback Chevis Jackson will join the staff as an analyst according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Georgia Tech: Shorter University offensive line coach Blake DeBartalo has accepted a GA spot at Georgia Tech.

    Portland State (FCS): Per source, former Boise State and Washington grad assistant Ben Thienes will take the linebackers job at Portland State.

    Florida International: Former South Florida, Tampa Bay Bucs, LSU and South Carolina (among others) defensive backs coach Ron Cooper has been named the defensive backs coach at FIU.

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    Wisconsin: As expected, John Settle has now been announced as the new running backs coach. Settle coached the running backs under Paul Chryst at Pitt and coached at Wisconsin from 2006-2010 while Chryst was the Badgers offensive coordinator.

    Point University (NAIA – GA): Per source, West Alabama (D-II) receivers coach / director of football ops Michael McCarty will be the new head coach.

    Benedictine (D-III – IL): Per source, Lakeland College (D-III – WI) head coach Kevin Doherty has resigned to become the offensive coordinator / director of football operations at Benedictine. At Lakeland, Doherty was 36-18 in conference play and was a three-time conference coach of the year.

    Texas State: Per source, Birmingham Southern (D-III – AL) offensive line coach Adam Hollifield is heading to Texas State as a defensive grad assistant.

    Susquehanna (D-III – PA): Susquehanna University is looking to hire two assistant coaches (WRs and assistant LBs). Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing or coaching. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting in a specific 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 $6,000. No housing or meals included. Interested candidates should apply through the website (WR candidates click here and assistant LBs candidates click here). No phone calls please.

    Idaho State: Rob Phenicie has been hired to coach the receivers. Phenicie coached the tight ends at UNLV most recently after originally joining the UNLV staff in 2010 as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

    Coaches agents: Listen to three excellent interviews from FootballScoop radio with Patrick Strong (Balch Sports), Walker Jones (CAA) and Warren McCarty (MPIF).

    North Park (D-III – Chicago, IL): North Park University is accepting applications for an offensive skill and a defensive skill graduate assistants/interns. North Park is a small, urban, Christian liberal arts college located in Chicago, IL and plays in the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin). 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/defensive coordinator. Interested applicants should email resume, references and a letter of interest to head coach Mike Conway at

    Birmingham Southern (D-III – AL): Per source, the offensive line job at Birmingham Southern is open. Interested candidates can contact head coach Eddie Garfinkle at

    Los Angeles Valley College (JC – CA): Here’s an update on the staff at LAVC; Juan Navarro (head coach / DC / DBs), Jason Vandiver (associate head coach / OC / QBs), Tanner Farwell (co-OC / OL), Reggie Stover (pass game coordinator / WRs), Cordell Landers (STC / RBs), John Fonua (director of strength and conditioning / DL), Claude Clayborne (run game coordinator / assistant strength and conditioning coach / LBs). David Mitchell (video coordinator) and Paul Holt (equipment manager) will serve in administrative roles.

    Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III – TX): The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is looking for an opponent for one home game during the 2016 season either September 17th or 24th. UMHB is also looking for two opponents for the 2017 season, both of which we desire to travel too (one being a reciprocation of the 2016 opponent). The possible dates are September 2nd, 16th, or 23th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Pete Fredenburg at (254) 295- 4226.

    Alabama: Rob Ezell, a former walk-on for the Tide, has joined the program in a support role. Ezell spent the past two seasons as an offensive grad assistant at Colorado State under Jim McElwain, and was a volunteer assistant at Alabama prior to that.

    Los Angeles Valley College (JC – CA): LAVC is looking to fill two open positions; coordinator of football operations and defensive assistant. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum 3 years Coaching/teaching/playing experience at High School, Junior College or University level. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary knowledge. Demonstrated ability in recruitment/retention of student-athletes at high school, Junior college or University level. These are stipend positions. No benefits or additional classes are included. Interested candidates should email a resume and professional references to head coach Juan Navarro at No phone calls, please. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until filled.


  • Monday March 2, 2015


    FootballScoop is proud to report another month of record viewership. The number of users visiting the site grew 26% over Feb 2014 & 88% over Feb 2013. We thank you all.

    Arizona State: Senior associate head coach Paul Randolph is “making a career change and moving into an administrative role in the Sun Devils Athletics Department” and Todd Graham has hired Shawn Slocum as associate head coach / special teams coordinator / outside linebackers. Slocum, RC’s son, coached the special teams for the Green Bay Packers for the last nine seasons. Randolph’s new title will be associate athletic director for championship life.

    Coaches agents: Listen to three excellent interviews from FootballScoop radio with Patrick Strong (Balch Sports), Walker Jones (CAA) and Warren McCarty (MPIF).

    William and Mary (FCS – VA): Marvin Clecidor has now been announced as the defensive backs coach, Trey Henderson will oversee all of the defensive secondary and will continue to serve as recruiting coordinator, and Joe Brady will now serve as video coordinator and will continue to work with the Tribe linebackers.

    Oregon State: Gary Andersen has announced that inside linebackers coach Ilaisa Tuiaki has added special teams coordinator duties.

    Eastern Illinois: Mark Hutson, who served as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at EIU from 2003-2005 and as interim head coach in 2006, has returned to the program as offensive line coach. Hutson spent the last three years as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders.

    Southwest Baptist University (D-II – MO): Southwest Baptist University is looking to fill one open date on 11-7-15. We will play FCS, D2 or an NAIA school to fill this date. Possible home and home for 2016 season. Will consider all options. Please contact assistant head coach Robert Clardy at

    ASA Miami (JC – FL): Former North Carolina player and grad assistant Tommy Richardson has been named head coach. ASA Miami opened in the Spring of 2014 and is the only Junior College that plays football in Florida.

    Florida A&M: Former offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Quinn Gray has been named head coach at Duval Charter HS (FL).

    Morehead State (FCS – KY): John Perin has been hired to coach the defensive backs and special teams at Morehead State. Perin spent last season as a grad assistant at Eastern Michigan, and the year before that as the defensive coordinator at Capital (D-III – OH).

    Montana Tech (NAIA): Montana Tech has an immediate opening for an offensive line coach. This is a fulltime 10 month contract position, with benefits. Primary responsibilities include coaching the offensive line, and assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program. Other responsibilities include assisting the offensive coordinator with run game planning, recruiting a specific region, and film editing. Must be proficient in using Hudl, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Email letter of application, resume, and references to offensive coordinator Pete Sterbick at No phone calls please.

    Minnesota: The Gophers have announced the hiring of Terry Szucs as a defensive quality control assistant and Adam Weber as an offensive graduate assistant.

    Northern Arizona (FCS): Northern Arizona University is looking to hire an assistant football coach – offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Previous Division 1 collegiate coaching experience is required. Interested candidates must apply through the NAU Human Resources website here.

    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.

    Northern Arizona (FCS): Northern Arizona University is looking to hire an assistant football coach – offensive line. Previous Division 1 collegiate coaching experience is required. Interested candidates must apply through the NAU Human Resources website here.

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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 No phone calls, please. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue.

  • Sunday March 1, 2015


    Join us tonight on FootballScoop radio 6pm CT on 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

    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

    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.