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High School Scoop - Friday April 14, 2017

Friday April 14, 2017


IAWP rule: The NCAA has approved a rule severely limiting FBS programs' ability to hire high school coaches. Full release here.

NCAA: The NCAA's Division I Council has voted to allow an early signing period. More details as they become available.

Bill Belichick’s simple answer for when he knows his team is ready to play

Fairfield (AL): Per, head coach LC Cole will not return.

Dallas Adams (TX): Irving MacArthur defensive coordinator Sean Lorance has been hired to lead the program.

Seymour (SC): Josh Shattuck will not return this fall, and the head coaching job is open. Those interested can apply via email at

Dutchtown (LA): Guy Mistretta is the new head coach and athletic director. MIstretta spent last season as the head coach and AD at Livonia HS (LA).

Arcata (CA): Dave Newtonis no longer head coach and offensive coordinator Jamal Jones has been promoted to replace him.

Cleburne (TX): Casey Walraven has been tabbed to lead the lead the program.

Arlington Segiun (TX): Arlington HS (TX) defensive coordinator Joe Gordon has been selected as head coach.

Ballinger (TX): We hear the head coaching job is open.

Sangre de Cristo (CO): Sangre de Cristo HS, is seeking a head coach for its 8-man football program. Anticipated teaching openings in social studies, math and Spanish. Interested candidates please send your resume to AD Rick Jensen at

Liberty (CA): Ryan Partridge is taking over as head coach after spending last season leading the Livermore HS (CA) program.

Redmond (OR): Redmond HS has multiple positions open on our football staff including the position of defensive coordinator. We have multiple teaching openings in the district and also anticipate that we will have a few more post within the next few weeks. Please visit this link and complete the online application if interested. Please contact Nathan Stanley at if you have questions.

Long Beach Cabrillo (CA): Dadeville HS (AL) defensive coordinator George Richardson is the new head coach.

Bradford (FL): Bradford County HS is seeking a head football coach. Experience at the high school or college level is desired. The coach must have strong communication skills, organizational skills. Interested coaches should hold a passion for not only coaching at a high level, but helping create a culture that encompasses a year round approach to educating and developing our student-athletes in all phases. Teaching position will be available, but the subject areas have not been determined at this point. Candidates should hold a valid teaching certificate, or have the ability to obtain a Florida Teaching Certificate. We are a 4A school located 30 minutes north of Gainesville. If interested please email your resume to Athletic Director Erik Gibson at

Surrattsville (MD): Surrattsville HS is looking for volunteer assistant football coaches. We are looking for multiple positions including a Head Junior Varsity Football Coach and a Varsity Pass Game Coordinator. Coaches must be dedicated to building a championship program and able to commit 8-10 hours a week in the offseason to developing our student athletes. Interested candidates please contact head coach Cornell Wade at

Walnut Grove (GA): Walnut Grove HS has a defensive assistant opening in Science. Must be certified in the state of Georgia to apply. Defensive position is flexible. Walnut Grove is a 5A school coming off their first playoff appearance in school history. Please send resume to defensive coordinator Mike Hancock at

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