Wednesday April 1, 2015
Princeton: Springfield College (D-III – MA) graduate assistant John White has joined the Princeton staff as an offensive quality control coach, per source.
Harvard: Harvard is looking to hire an assistant football ops / video coordinator position. Full details on The Ops Scoop.
Averett (D-III – VA): Per source, Pete Shaw is the program’s new defensive coordinator. Shaw spent last season as the head coach at Colts Neck HS (NJ).
Nebraska Kearney (D-II): Defensive coordinator / secondary coach Ken Gordon has been promoted to associate head coach.
Savannah State (FCS): Per source, former NFL receiver Lyle Leong has accepted the wide receivers job.
Adrian (D-III – MI): Per source, assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Chad O’Brien has accepted an assistant coaching job at Adrian HS (MI).
Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union is looking to fill an open date on September 12, 2015. Open to a home or away game. Interested programs can contact email@example.com.
Minnesota Morris (D-III): Former Augustana (D-III – IL) head coach Rob Cushman has been named head coach at the University of Minnesota Morris.
Wesley College (D-III – DE): Jeff Braxton has been hired to coach the offensive line. Braxton has previously coached the offensive line at Delaware State, Towson, and Hofstra.
SUNY Cortland (D-III): SUNY Cortland is looking for a regional scrimmage on August 28th or 29th and is willing to travel. Interested programs can contact head coach Dan McDaniel at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana State (FCS): Head coach Mike Sanford has now formally announced the additions of Kriss Proctor (WRs) and Shannon Jackson (DL). Proctor was a grad assistant at Boise State and Jackson spent the last two seasons coaching the defensive line at Georgia State.
Tuesday March 31, 2015
Please join us in praying for the family of former Arizona head coach Jim LaRue, who died over the weekend at 89 years old. LaRue had previous coaching stops at Maryland, Utah, Wake Forest and with the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears.
Florida Tech (D-II): We understand that Florida Tech is no longer accepting applicants for their defensive line position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.
North Texas: Per source, Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III – TX) grad assistant / recruiting coordinator Thomas Sheffield is joining the Mean Green staff and will assist with the special teams.
Missouri Southern (D-II): Per source, former Tulsa offensive coordinator Denver Johnson will be named the new head coach at Missouri Southern.
Northern Arizona (FCS): Northern Arizona University is looking to hire an assistant football coach (wide receivers). Previous Division I collegiate coaching experience is required. Interested candidates must apply through the NAU Human Resources website here.
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Nebraska Kearney (D-II): The University of Nebraska Kearney is currently accepting applications for the position of graduate assistant coach (RB’s). Candidates should have coaching, playing, or applicable college experience. There are over 30 Master’s programs offered at UNK. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Virginia Lynchburg (USCAA): Virginia University of Lynchburg invites applicants for the appointment of a graduate assistant football coaching opportunity. Requirements include: A bachelors degree with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong professional communication skills and organizational efficiency. Qualifications include: acceptance into the Masters of Business or Masters of Divinity Program. Compensation includes full tuition, meals, and housing. Application Process: Interested applicants must successfully pass a background check. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Bobby Ladner at firstname.lastname@example.org: No phone calls please.
Edinboro (D-II – PA): Vinny Marino, who spent last season in an off the field role at Boston College, is joining the staff as offensive coordinator, per source.
Lyon College (NAIA – AR): Lyon College is looking for a game Sept 24th or Oct 15th of 2016. We are also looking for 3 games early in 2017. If interested please contact Kirk Kelley at email@example.com.
Upper Iowa (D-II): Northern State (NAIA – SD) defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator Jason Hoskins has been hired as the new defensive coordinator / linebackers coach for the Peacocks.
North Carolina: Gerald McRath, who recently joined the staff as a graduate assistant, has resigned.
Monday March 30, 2015
Hiram (D-III – OH): Hiram has an opening for a defensive intern. The position will include a small stipend, room and board. This position will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching a defensive position, 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. First consideration will be given to northeast Ohio coaches. For confidential consideration, please email Randy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please!
The Apprentice School (D-III – VA): The Apprentice School is looking to host a scrimmage on August 28th or 29th, and also has a 2015 opening for a D-III game on October 10th or 31st. Would prefer a home game. Interested programs can contact associate AD D. Mark Tomlin at Douglas.Tomlin@hii-nns.com
Webber International (NAIA – FL): Webber International University is looking for a game September 26th or October 3rd for 2015 with corresponding dates in 2016. Please contact head coach Kelly Scott at email@example.com if interested.
UW-La Crosse (D-III): Andrew Gough has been added to the staff as an offensive grad assistant (RBs), and three interns have been added to the staff in Spencer Capitani (assisting with corners), Ryan Bright (assisting with the tight ends), and student intern Mitch Hawkins (assisting with linebackers),
Alabama A&M: Head coach James Spady has announced a number of adjustments to his staff. Marlon Watson has joined the staff as defensive backs / nickels coach, defensive coordinator Reggie Johnson will coach the defensive line and be assisted by Brent Pradia, who will also coach the linebackers and coordinate special teams and Matt Sanders will continue to coach the defensive backs and serve as recruiting coordinator. On offense, assistant head coach Andy Fuller will coach the tackles and tight ends, and wide receivers coach Ashley Lelie will add the title of pass game coordinator. Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Phil Dorn will continue to be the primary playcaller, and Willie Totten will continue to coach the quarterbacks / running backs.
Coe College (D-III – IA): Former Coe College offensive lineman Charlie Goetzinger is joining the staff, per source. Goetzinger coached the offensive line at Jefferson HS (Cedar Rapids, IA) the past four seasons.
UW-La Crosse (D-III – WI): The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks applications for the full-time position of assistant football coach (defense) / Director of Sports Performance Center. The position is being split 60/40. The Director of Sports Performance Center position is a 60%, 12-month contract and will serve as the director of the Sports Performance Center and be one of three strength and conditioning coaches employed by UW-L Athletics. A national strength certification is a required qualification for this position. The assistant football coach position is 40% and a 9-month contract. The individual should possess the skills and experiences necessary to serve as a position coach on the UW-L football coaching staff, on the defensive side of the football. Interested parties must submit materials via UW-La Crosse’s electronic application process. For complete job description and application instructions please visit this link.
Bethel College (NAIA – KS): Morris Lolar has been hired as the Thresher’s new head coach. Lolar previously served as the defensive coordinator at Independence CC (KS).
Penn State: Per source, UTSA defensive grad assistant Ryan Smith is joining the staff as a defensive grad assistant working with the defensive backs. Smith worked with the corners at UTSA.
Cleveland Browns: The NFL has suspended Ray Farmer for four games for using his cell phone during games during the 2014 season (a.k.a Text-gate), and Farmer will also be fined $250,000.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are being fined $350,000 and will lose a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for piping in crowd noise to the stadium the past two years. Also, team President Rich McKay has been suspended from serving on the Competition Committee beginning April 1st, and can apply for reinstatement no sooner than June 30th.
Southern Arkansas (D-II): Southern Arkansas is seeking an offensive grad assistant to work with the running backs. Send resume and references to coach Landon Keopple at LDKeopple@saumag.edu.
SUNY-Maritime (D-III): Per source, Saj Thakkar has joined the staff as a full-time assistant coach and will also serve as director of football operations. Thakkar was a grad assistant working with the running backs and special teams coordinator last season at Fitchburg State (D-III – MA).
Stanford: Per source, Stanford has hired Eric Sanders (DL) and TJ Rushing (DBs) in quality control roles. Sanders spent the past five years with the Oakland Raiders in a quality control capacity, and Rushing spent last season coaching the corners at Northern Arizona.
Maine: Per source, tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Shawn Demaray has added the title of special teams coordinator for offense and will handle duties on the punt, kickoff return, and PAT/FG units.
Louisville: Per source, former Woodbridge HS (VA) head coach Karibi Dede has joined the Louisville staff as a defensive quality control coach.
Fort Valley State (D-II – GA): Fairley HS (Memphis, TN) head coach Rod “Mudd” Williams has the joined the staff as running backs coach, per source.
Northern Illinois: Adam Siwicki, who was the defensive coordinator at University of St. Francis (NAIA – IL) last season, has been named defensive line grad assistant and Nick Brautigam (who assisted with the defensive backs last season) has been promoted to defensive grad assistant, per source.
Northern State (D-II – SD): Northern State University is accepting applications for a full-time assistant football coach coaching the defensive secondary. Responsibilities: Primary duties include coaching the defensive backs and having a major role in special teams coaching. Position will include, but not limited to: conducting daily defensive backs meetings, planning and coordinating individual and group practice drills, identifying and diagraming opponents passing plays, overseeing the academic progress of position group, and scripting and formulating practice plans. Position will have a full-time recruiting area, experience in recruiting on and off-campus is preferred and will be a major part of the position. Position will include other duties assigned by the head coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of three years playing and/or coaching defensive backs is required. Application: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with an April 22, 2015 start date. Interested applicants should apply using this link.
Saturday March 28, 2015
Northern Colorado (FCS): Bryan Cummings has been named special teams coordinator. He spent last season as the special teams coordinator/defensive line coach at Alabama A&M.
Western Carolina (FCS): Defensive ends coach/recruiting coordinator Mark Rhea has been promoted to assistant head coach, running backs coach De’Rail Sims has been named director of player development, offensive line coach John Holt has been named director of player personnel, defensive tackles coach Dennis Thomas has been named director of housing and pro liaison, and tight ends coach Pat Mills has been named special teams coordinator.
Friday March 27, 2015
David McWilliams, a former Texas Tech and Texas head coach in the late 1980’s and early ’90’s, has announced his retirement from a long-held position running the Longhorns’ lettermen’s association.
Stanford: The program has announced that Ryan Devlin has been promoted to coordinator of player personnel.
College Football Playoff: Archie Manning will not rejoin the selection committee, and former Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson has been appointed to take his place.
Savannah State (FCS – GA): Former Norfolk State assistant offensive line coach Donovan Jackson has been hired as offensive line coach. Jackson spent the last few years as the head coach at Northeast Guilford HS (NC).
Ellsworth (CC – IA): Per source, Donny Diaz has been hired as defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator. Diaz served as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator at Itasca (CC – MN) last season.
Penn: Former Kansas tight ends coach Jeff Blasko has joined the Penn staff in the same capacity, per source.
St. Augustine (D-II – NC): Per Source, Fayetteville State (D-II – NC) defensive coordinator / defensive back coach Errick Hargrove has joined the staff as associate head coach / defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach and recruiting Coordinator. Hargrove served as the defensive coordinator at Virginia State from 2006-2013.
Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Head coach Todd Hoffner has announced that Simpson College (D-III – IA) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach / assistant head coach Joe Beschorner has been appointed interim offensive coordinator.
Wayne State (D-II – MI): Ohio Northern (D-III) co-offensive coordinator / receivers coach EJ Henderson will join the Wayne State staff and coach the receivers, taking over for Alex Bailey, who recently accepted the wide receivers job at Ball State. Henderson previously coached the receivers at Wayne State from 2004-2006, and has previous stops at Urbana (D-II – OH), Davidson (FCS – NC), Mount Union (D-III – OH), and Lousville.
Mesa Community College (JC – AZ): Shawn Gloden has been hired to coach the offensive line and will also serve as run game coordinator. Gloden was an assistant at Skyline HS (AZ) last season. Also, Mike Welch, who has coached the offensive line and served as assistant offensive coordinator since 2012, will move to quarterbacks coach and be co-offensive coordinator.