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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Garden City (CC – KS): Per source, Sam Houston State offensive assistant Chris Rogers will be the new tight ends coach at Garden City.
Big 12: Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby made just under $2.5 million in 2013, per USA Today.
North Greenville (D-II – SC): We hear North Greenville already has plans to fill the opening with Tommy Galt leaving for Penn State.
Lamar (FCS – TX): Per source, Lincoln (PA) head coach Ramon Flanigan will be the new quarterbacks coach at Lamar.
Penn State: North Greenville (D-II – SC) offensive line coach Tommy Galt will join the Penn State staff, per source.
Notre Dame: Ron Powlus is returning to Notre Dame as director of player development, per 247.
Alabama: Per source, South Alabama defensive ends / outside linebackers coach Freddie Roach has accepted a position at Alabama.
Texas: Longtime assistant Bruce Chambers is now the assistant AD for Arlington (TX) ISD.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags are expected to hire former Jets GM John Idzik as a consultant according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hawaii: Defensive intern Lance Samuseva has been promoted to defensive line coach according to SI.
South Florida: Linebackers coach Ray Woodie has been named assistant head coach.
Alderson Broaddus (D-II – PA): Alderson Broaddus University has an immediate opening for a graduate intern running back coach. Candidates must have played running back at the college level or coached running backs at the college level. This position includes a salary, housing, meals, and an individual health insurance policy. Please send resumes to assistant head coach / offensive coordinator Kirk Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls!
Becker College (D-III – MA): Becker College located in Worcester, Massachusetts seeks applicants for defensive line coach. Position includes housing, meals and stipend. No graduate classes or benefits are available. Qualified candidates will have their Bachelors Degree and at least 2 years’ experience coaching the defensive line. Applicants will be required to recruit a geographic area, upload, analyze and breakdown film using Hudl, and additional duties assigned by the head coach. Send resume, cover letter and references to Michael.Lichten@becker.edu. No phone calls.
Mendocino College (CC – CA): Mendocino is looking a part-time assistant coach for the Fall of 2015. Offensive line or defensive backs preferred. Candidate must have Master’s degree. No housing provided. Please contact defensive coordinator Roy Thompson at email@example.com. No phone calls.
Jersey Coast Academy (JC – NJ): JCA is looking to hire assistnat coaches. Prefer coaches who live in, or near, Jersey Shore. Should possess a bachelor’s degree and, at least, 3 years of HS coaching experience. These positions start around August 7th with regular contact by phone/email during the next few months. Responsibilities include: coaching, mentoring duties, film breakdown (Hudl), recruiting, and program development. Interested applicants must email their letter of interest, coaching resume, references w/ contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org addressing head coach Calvin Thompson.
TCU: TCU has formally announced the promotion of Chad Glasgow and DeMontie Cross to co-defensive coordinator spots. Player personnel assistant Dan Sharp will coach the defensive line and defensive GA Paul Gonzales will handle the cornerbacks.
Old Dominion: Graduate assistant Arick Forrest has been promoted to wide receivers coach.
Lincoln (D-II – PA): Per source, head coach Roman Flanigan will not return.
Southern Miss: Per source, former FAU center Mustafa Johnson is joining the staff as an offensive grad assistant.
Ohio Dominican: Per source, quarterback coach/ recruiting coordinator Zac Bruney has been promoted to Offensive Coordinator. Former Columbus South HS (OH) head coach Keith Dimmy has been hired as an offensive assistant.
Arkansas: As expected, Jemal Singleton has now been announced as the program’s new running backs coach and special teams coordinator. According to WholeHogSports, Singleton’s deal is for one-year (through June 30th, 2016) and $310,000. He made $280,000 annually at Oklahoma State.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Jacksonville Jaguars assistant defensive line coach Paul Spicer is joining the Bucs staff in the same role, according to multiple reports.
Northern State (D-II -SD): Northern State is accepting applications for an offensive graduate assistant working with the tight ends. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: coaching a position group, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Playing and/or coaching experience with tight end/offensive line is preferred. Position includes tuition waiver and stipend, with additional income possibilities. Start Date will be July 15. Interested applicants email resume and letter of interest to offensive coordinator Mark Martin at email@example.com. No phone calls.
Moorpark College (CC – CA): Per source, defensive coordinator Mike Stuart have been promoted to the head coaching position.
New Mexico State: Per source, Valdosta State (D-II – GA) offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Andy Richman has agreed to become the new offensive line / run game coordinator at New Mexico State.
Buena Vista (D-III – IA): Buena Vista University is accepting applications for an assistant football coach (defensive backs) and athletics equipment manager. The position will help plan, oversee, instruct, and implement the defensive philosophy, goals, and strategies of the BVU Football program as determined by the head coach and defensive coordinator. In addition, the athletics equipment manager oversees the laundering and storage of athletics apparel for all of our 19 varsity teams. Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field is preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply please submit an electronic application via this link and send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at humanresources@BVU.edu.
Arkansas: Per source, Bret Bielema has offered the running backs / special teams coordinator position to Oklahoma State running backs coach Jemal Singleton. We hear Singleton has not accepted the position yet; but this could, and likely will, play out today. Update> Arkansas has now announced the hiring.
Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III): Per source, the staff at UW-Whitewater is starting to take shape. UW-Oshkosh (D-III – WI) co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks and receivers coach Craig Smith will be the offensive coordinator, former Augustana (D-III – IL) offensive line coach Brent Allen will handle the OL duties, South Dakota running backs GA Jace Rindahl will coach the linebackers, and UW-Platteville (D-III – WI) defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Rob Erickson will be the new defensive coordinator. We understand that it may be another few days for some of these hires to become official because of Wisconsin state hiring procedures,
LSU: In addition to hiring Ryan Pugh as an offensive GA, per source, LSU is hiring Cooper Petagna as a player personnel assistant. He currently serving in the same post at Alabama. The New Orleans Times-Picayune also reports Blaine Gautier will join LSU staff as an offensive assistant.
Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking a full-time defensive coach (defensive line/linebackers). Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. 3+ years collegiate coaching experience required. Candidate needs to be able to coordinate special teams and assist in defensive game-planning. This position is a 12-month contract. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package. Candidates should apply via this link by March 6th, 2015. No phone calls please.
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Alabama State: Head coach Brian Jenkins will make a base salary of $175,000 in his first season, and will be eligible for an additional $125,000 in bonus money through the length of his three-year deal.
Western State (D-II – CO): Western State is accepting applications for an offensive graduate assistant (wide receivers). Collegiate coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Should have completed Undergraduate degree in Exercise Sport Science or relative field. Candidate must apply and be accepted into the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Master of Science program to be considered. Position includes tuition waiver and monthly stipend on a 10-month contract. Western State Colorado University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Looking to fill immediately, however, graduate program would not begin until Fall 2015. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to head football coach Jas Bains at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quincy (D-II – IL): Quincy University is looking to fill an open date on Sept 3rd/5th 2015. We will play an FCS guarantee game for 2015, as well as 2016 if need be. We will play a D II or NAIA opponent at Home for 2015 and open to playing 2016 game as well. Please contact head coach Tom Pajic at email@example.com.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
Simon Fraser: Former BC Lions running backs coach Kelly Bates will be the new head coach at Simon Fraser.
LSU: Former Auburn center and Cincinnati offensive grad assistant Ryan Pugh is joining the LSU staff in the same capacity, per source.
Wisconsin: The Badgers have announced salary information for eight of Paul Chryst’s assistants. Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph will make $570,000 a year, and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will earn $520,000. Each has a two-year contract. The rest of the staff will work on one-year contracts. Wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore will make $265,000, special teams coordinator Chris Haering and outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will each earn $250,000, defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield and defensive backs coach Daronte’ Jones will both make $215,000, and tight ends coach Mickey Turner will make $125,000.
Gardner-Webb (FCS – NC): Trey McCray has been announced as outside linebackers coach.
Endicott College (D-III – MA): Hobart offensive coordinator Kevin DeWall has been announced as Endicott’s head coach.
Simon Fraser: Per source, BC Lions receivers coach Khari Jones has turned down the offer to become head coach at Simon Fraser.
Tennessee Titans: Executive VP Don MacLachlan has resigned after 24 years with the club according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Wyatt also reports the Titans are hiring former Predators staffer Bob Flynn as vice president for facilities and game day operations.
UCLA: Jim Mora officially announced the hiring of Tom Bradley as defensive coordinator and the promotion of Scott White to linebackers / special teams. Additionally, Mora announced the promotion of Demetrice Martin to assistant head coach.
Western Michigan: Andy Howell has been hired as director of player personnel / recruiting coordinator and Jessica Larmony has been promoted to director of football operations. Howell has worked with the Jets and Browns over the past few seasons.
USF: Former Florida director of player personnel Jon Haskins has joined the USF staff in the same capacity, per source.
Miami: Per source, Al Golden has promoted Eric Joseph to director of player personnel, Jorge Baez to coordinator of on campus recruiting and is hiring Josh Darrow as assistant director of operations. Multiple outlets have also reported Darrow’s hire.
Massachusetts: Villanova running backs coach Darrius Smith will join the UMass role in the same spot according to Sports Illustrated.
Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Per source, Blake Williams will be the new defensive coordinator for Ron Roberts’ staff. Williams, the former linebackers coach (and defacto defensive coordinator) of the Saint Louis Rams, served as defensive coordinator at William Jewell the past two seasons. – Southeastern has now announced the hire.
Northern Arizona: Per a report from The Arizona Republic, Arizona State grad assistant Aaron Pflugrad is joining the staff at Northern Arizona as the wide receivers coach.
Susquehanna (D-III – PA): Susquehanna University seeks assistant football coaches (interns) to coach DL and QB’s. 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 $12,000 and includes medical benefits and some meals. No housing. This is a 10 month position. Interested candidates required to apply to the website via this link. No phone calls please.
Robert Morris (NAIA – Chicago, IL): Robert Morris University is looking for a game on either August 29th, 2015 or October 10th, 2015. Home or away options will be considered. Please contact Erik Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Nebraska: Brian Stewart, the former defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Maryland, has officially been added to Mike Riley’s staff, and Jon Clark has been hired as a defensive grad assistant. Clark was the secondary coach at East Texas Baptist (D-III) last season.
Doane College (NAIA – NE): Doane College, a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college in Crete, NE, invites applications for the position of offensive intern. Job duties include offensive skill position coach, possible video production responsibilities, recruiting, strength and conditioning and other duties assigned by the head coach. Will work with offensive coordinator in all aspects of game – plan preparation and position work. Graduate classes are available, although tuition is not provided. This is a 9-month position, salary $9,000; position is not eligible for benefits. To apply, go to www.doane.edu/jobs. No phone calls please.
Colorado State – Pueblo (D-II): Per the Pueblo Chieftain, head coach John Wristen has filled three positions on his staff. Gordon “Gordy” Shaw will coach the offensive line and be the run game coordinator, Jeff Hecklinski will handle the quarterbacks and serve as pass game coordinator, and Sam Sewell will take the running backs. Shaw is the former offensive line coach at Houston, Hecklinski coached the receivers at Michigan last season, and Sewell comes from McKendree (D-II – IL) where he was the running backs coach / special teams coordinator.
McDaniel College (D-III – MD): McDaniel College has an immediate opening for part time running back coach/offensive skill position. Bachelor’s degree and playing/coaching experience at the collegiate level required. Compensation includes combination of small stipend and some graduate classes. No housing, no benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send all resumes to offensive coordinator Chris Bassler at email@example.com.
Georgia: Recapping Georgia’s new support staff additions, many of which we’ve already reported: Aaron Hill (offensive QC), Steve Shimko (offensive GA), Chris Kragthorpe (offensive GA), Carter Blount (special teams quality control), Luke Moore (assistant player personnel coordinator), and Luke Abdulai (assistant recruiting ops coordinator).
West Virginia: With Tom Bradley leaving for UCLA, we expect Bruce Tall to take over the defensive line role. With regards to the remaining open position on the staff, we don’t expect a defensive hire. We think Holgo will hire another great recruiter who will fill another capacity on the staff.
Northern State (D-II – SD): Northern State University is accepting applications for a defensive graduate assistant (LB or DL). Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: coaching a position group, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Playing and/or coaching experience with linebacker/defensive line positions is preferred. Position includes tuition waiver and stipend, with additional income possibilities. Start Date will be July 15. Interested applicants email resume and letter of interest to head coach Tom Dosch at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
Dakota State (NAIA – SD): Briar Cliff (NAIA – IA) defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Cory Miller has accepted the defensive coordinator job. Miller has prior coaching stops at Illinois College, MacMurray College, Southwest Minnesota State, and Rockford University.
Notre Dame: Notre Dame is looking to hire an assistant director of recruiting. Please send brief letter of interest along with resume and references to associate AD for football Chad Klunder at email@example.com.
Briar Cliff (NAIA – IA): Briar Cliff has an immediate opening for a special teams coordinator/defensive assistant. This is a full time position with benefits. Preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree and experience coaching the secondary. If interested please send cover letter, resume and list of references to Tom Rethman at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Wheaton (D-III – IL): Per source, JJ Clark’s title at Wheaton will be defensive pass game coordinator / corners coach.
Bethany (NAIA – KS): Bethany College is no longer accepting applicants for their linebacker position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.
Highland CC (KS): Highland CC has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings running backs coach: $625 per month plus housing. Bachelor’s degree and playing/coaching experience at the collegiate level required. Hudl experience preferred. Request application packet from HCC Human Resources at email@example.com.
Monday February 23, 2015
UTSA: Mike Markuson, who spent last season as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois, is joining the staff to tutor the offensive line, effective March 2nd. Markuson was the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Northeast Mississippi (CC) in 2013, and was the offensive line coach at Wisconsin prior to that.
Yale (FCS): The New Haven Register has reported that defensive coordinator Rick Flanders is no longer with the program. He is expected to join Al Bagnoli’s staff at Columbia. Will update…
Tennessee: Tennessee has an opening for a defensive grad assistant / quality control depending on factors. Please send resume, references and brief letter of interest to director of player personnel Bob Welton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCLA: ESPN is reporting that Tom Bradley has been hired as defensive coordinator at UCLA. Bruin Report is also reporting that defensive quality control Scott White will be promoted to linebackers coach.
Wheaton (D-III – IL): JJ Clark, who has spent the past two seasons as a defensive grad assistant at Akron, has accepted an assistant coaching job on the defensive side of the ball at Wheaton. Clark is a 2012 alum of Wheaton.
Alabama: Per source, former Michigan director of football operations Justin Dickens will join Nick Saban’s staff in the same capacity. Dickens served as Michigan’s public and media relations director from 2011-2013 and then served as DFO for the 2014 season. He worked for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons prior to joining Michigan, the final four seasons with the Colts his role was manager of publicity.
Louisiana-Monroe: Todd Berry has now announced the addition of Nate Brown as corners coach. The hire completes the ULM full-time staff.
Virginia Tech: Per the Hokies’ 247 site, Max Warner has been added to Frank Beamer’s staff as an offensive quality control coordinator. Warner previously served as the offensive coordinator at Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL).
Kutztown (D-II – PA): Kutztown University is looking for a 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. Resumes can be sent to head coach Kim Clements at email@example.com.
Virginia Union (D-II): Per source, former Southern defensive backs Otis Flowers will coach the defensive backs, and former North Fort Meyes HS (FL) head coach Mike Spencer has been added to the staff and will coach the linebackers.
Ave Maria (NAIA – FL): We understand that Ave Maria is no longer accepting resumes for their vacant defensive coordinator job. Thank you for the overwhelming response.
Aurora (D-III – IL): Head coach Rick Ponx has announced a number of adjustments to his coaching staff; grad assistant Greg Whalen has been promoted to full-time offensive line coach, Tim Yourison (who spent last season coaching the receivers and coaching special teams at D-III Austin College in Texas) will be the new defensive coordinator, and Batavia HS (IL) offensive coordinator Mike Gaspari has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach.
Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have reached new deals with GM Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians, and the two are now both under contract through 2018. Arians will now make an average of $6 million per year, and will have a team option for 2019.
South Florida: Former Manatee HS (FL) head coach Joe Kinnan’s title will be offensive consultant on Willie Taggart’s staff. Also, Taggart noted today that he doesn’t plan on hiring a running backs coach until after spring ball.
Aurora (D-III – IL): Aurora University is seeking applications for a full-time coaching position (defensive line ). Playing or coaching experience at defensive line on the collegiate level is required. Minimum 2-years collegiate coaching experience is preferred. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with ties to the Midwest. Responsibilities will include: on field coaching, practice and game preparation, on road recruiting, academic support, and other duties as assigned by Head Football coach and Athletic Director. Please submit: resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellsworth (CC – IA): Ellsworth invites applicants for an immediate opening of assistant football coach (offensive line coach). The assistant coach position is a full-time, 11 month position with benefits that includes housing director duties. This position offers a competitive salary and includes housing and meal plan. Email documents which includes a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, your resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Email should be directed to head coach Jesse Montalto at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Central Florida: Tight ends / H-backs coach Keegan Kennedy has added the special teams coordinator title.
Mississippi State: Kevin Roberts, who assisted Southern Miss this past season with recruiting, has accepted a similar role at Mississippi State, per source.
Kentucky: Outside linebackers coach Andy Buh will make $200,000 this season and has a one-year deal the school has announced.
NY Giants: Tom Coughlin is entering the final year of his deal, and when asked this morning on NFL Network about a contract extension Coughlin stated, “Something will come out on that shortly.” We’ll update as more information becomes available.
Texas: Louisville graduate assistant Will Stein has rejoined Charlie Strong at Texas in a grad assistant role.
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Sunday February 22, 2015
Central Michigan: Former Illinois defensive line coach Greg Colby will be the new defensive coordinator at CMU & former University of Buffalo safeties coach Mike Dietzel will join the staff in the same capacity per SI.
Purdue: Former Saints tight ends coach Terry Malone has been added to the coaching staff and will coach the tight ends, and Gerard Parker (who coached the tight ends the past two seasons) will move to receivers.
Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill has now announced the addition of Samford running backs coach Kodi Burns as the Blue Raiders new wide receivers coach. Stockstill also announced that Tyrone Nix’s new title is defensive coordinator / linebackers coach, and corners coach Steve Ellis is adding the recruiting coordinator title (both coaches shared the co-defensive coordinator title last season).
Bethany (NAIA – KS): Bethany College is looking to fill an immediate linebacker position. This is a full time position with benefits. Compensation will be determined by past experience. Bethany College is a 4 year liberal arts institution located in Lindsborg Kansas. Interested candidates please email a resume, cover letter, and reference list to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Georgia: Marshall director of high school relations Aaron Hill is joining the staff at Georgia as an offensive quality control, per source.
Georgia State: Eric Lewis, who coached the secondary with the Buffalo Bulls last season, has been hired to coach the defensive backs at Georgia State, per SI. Prior to joining the Buffalo staff, Lewis was the defensive coordinator / DBs coach at Weber State for two seasons.