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High School Scoop - Monday January 30, 2017

Monday January 30, 2017

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Northview (GA): UCLA Offensive quality control assistant James Thomson has been named head coach at Northview. Thomson is the former head coach at Gainesville and Deland high schools in Florida. He was the 6A coach of the year in 2012 and compiled a 25-3 record while at Gainesville.

LaBelle (FL): LaBelle HS is looking for an expierenced Defensive Coordinator for the 2017 season. Must have your Florida Teaching Certification, immediate need in Math. There are No PE spots. If you are interested, e-mail your resume to HC Chris Siner at

Pottstown (PA): Pottstown HS is currently seeking a head varsity football coach for the 2017 season. Pottstown is located one hour west of Philadelphia, PA. We are a public 4A school in District 1 competing in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Frontier Division. Previous experience as a head high school football coach preferred. Teaching certificate preferred. Previous high school coordinator experience required. Interested candidates should apply through school recruiter on the school districts website via this link.

North Marion (FL): North Marion HS is looking for an experienced linebackers coach. We have an IMMEDIATE teaching position for Math/ESE. Please only apply if you are State of Florida certified in Math/ESE. Send all information and resumes to

Baldwin (PA): Head coach pete Wagner has stepped down, per source.

Seneca Valley (PA): Dave Vestal has resigned from the head coaching post, per source.

Glencliff (TN): Scott Smith has been tabbed to lead the program. Smith spent the past two seasons as the head coach at Franklin County HS (TN).

Des Moines North (IA): Des Moines North is looking for a D Cord. Prior experience preferred but not required. Interested candidates can email

Southern Lee (NC): Southern Lee HS is now accepting applications for its position of head coach. Head coaching experience is preferred but not required; candidates should at least have 5 years of coordinator experience at the varsity level. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a North Carolina teaching certificate. Please send cover letter and resume to Cletis Gore, at Deadline is February 17.

Central Valley (Shasta Lake, CA): We hear that the head coaching job is open.

Orland (CA): Defensive coordinator Nick Velasquez has been promoted to head coach.

San Antonio Holmes (TX): San Antonio Highlands (TX) head coach Juan Morales is the new head coach, per source.

West Craven (NC): West Craven HS is looking for a defensive coordinator and LBs coach. Contact Mike Twichell at Looking for guys with certifications in Science or History.

Tompkins (TX): Tony Tademy is no longer with the school as head coach / athletic coordinator, per Dennis Silva II.

Bishop McNamara (MD): Keita Malloy, an alumnus of the school, has been named head coach. Malloy has college experience at Lafayette College, West Georgia, Fordham, Old Dominion, and Hampton among others.

Pikesville (MD): Pikesville HS in Baltimore county is looking for passionate and committed coaches for the 2017 football season. We are a small 1A school that is in the process of rebuilding a program. The postion available are DB coach, WR coach, OL coach, RBs coach, JV assistant and a possible offensive coordinator for the right candidate. High school or college coaching experience is preferred.A stipend will be provided at the end of the season. Please submit a resume and two references from your previous coaching job to head football coach

Tate (Pensacola, FL): Tate HS is looking to hire a varsity defensive assistant. Immediate teaching position in ESE. Please send resume to head coach Jay Lindsey at

Beaumont Ozen (TX):Beaumont Ozen is looking for a team for the Lone Star Classic. The weekend is August 25th. We will provide all meals and hotels for a the coaches and players during the stay. More details please email me at

Moorpark (CA): Ryan Huisenga has been named head coach.

Artesia (CA): Don Olmstead is the new head coach of the program.

Bernstein (Los Angeles, CA): Peter Cuevas is no longer the head coach, per source.

TL Hanna (SC): Head coach Brice Ollis has resigned.

East Gadsden (FL): West Gadsden HS (FL) head coach Joey Striplin is leaving for the East Gadsden HS head coaching job.

Chantilly (VA): Sean Curry is the new head coach.

Weatherford (TX): Pending board approval, Billy Mathis will be the team's new head coach.

Holy Spirit Catholic (Tuscaloosa, AL): Mark Cochran is the new head coach, per source.

Del Oro (CA): Del Oro HS is accepting applications for head football coach and teacher. Applicants must apply via this link. Applicants must posses a valid California State teaching credential in either Physical Education or Social Science. Questions can be directed to Jeff Dietrich at

Nature Coast (FL): Nature Coast HS is looking for a defensive coordinator. Teaching positions are available in ESE. Experience as a DC is preferred but not required. Please send resumes and 3 references to head coach Cory Johns at


Guardian Caps: Guardian Caps are helping interior, power position players by addressing the buildup of all the daily blows in practice. Coaches are implementing the padded external helmet covers for 9-on-7/inside run to pad blows to heads, knees, hands, etc. Used by the reigning champ Clemson Tigers for the past 3 years, Guardian Caps can be a great way to mitigate practice blows, protect helmet damage, and keep participation numbers high.

Randolph-Henry (VA): The head coaching job is open, per source.

East (Salt Lake City, UT): East HS is looking for an out of state opponent, willing to travel up to Salt Lake City, UT (1 year deal) for either the weekend of Sept 1st (Labor Day Weekend) or Sept 8th weekend. For more information regarding assistance with accommodations, please contact Tony Fa (801)-505-2195 or via email address

St. Joseph By-the-Sea (NY): St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, a prestigious Catholic school located on the south shore of Staten Island, NY, is seeking a best-fit candidate to join the coaching staff. We are currently building a 5 million dollar athletic complex, with a state-of-the-art weight room to go along with a brand new turf field/lights. We are a program with improving wins and participation rates, a strong culture of work and kids who will go on to college. We are a dedicated staff who is looking to add a few more talented coaches. Qualifications: You must love working with kids, be growth-minded and YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE DAILY BY 4:00 PM DURING THE SEASON. Any football background is a plus, but we will teach you what you need to know. There are no extra off-season duties (unless you want them) and these positions are paid. Please email resumes to

Elkton Pigeon Bay (MI): Stephen VerBurg has accepted the head coaching job. VerBurg previously served as the head coach at Otisville-LakeVille HS (MI).

Triway (Wooster, OH): Drew Sarachman has been named head coach, replacing Tony Lee. Sarachman has spent the last three seasons at Archbishop Hogan HS (Akron, OH), where they've won back-to-back state titles.

Northview (Grand Rapids, MI): Trip Gallery, who coached the offensive line at Forest Hills Central (MI) last season, will be named head coach of the Northview program, per sources. This will mark Gallery's second stint as head coach of the program.

EE Smith (NC): E.E. Smith HS located in Fayetteville, NC is in need of various football assistants. Defensively: DL and LBs; Offensively: RBs which will also serve as JV head coach. We need coaches that are ready to make a commitment to the players and the program while coaching with integrity, character, loyalty, purpose and a willingness to grow. Teaching positions TBD and may become available at the end of the school year. Please send resumes and a cover letter to head football coach Deron Donald Sr. at

FootballScoop Podcast: This week, on Beyond the Whistle, Doug (@CoachSamz) talks with a few accomplished head high school coaches about balancing their duties coaching with their family life and being a husband and father. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.

Tumwater (WA): Olympia HS (WA) head coach Bill Beattie is the new head coach.

Dora (AL): Dora HS is hiring Sumiton Christian HS (AL) head coach Bart Lockhart, per source.

Essex (VT): Charlie Burnett has stepped down from the head coaching post after nine seasons.

Battle Ground Academy (TN): Battle Ground Academy, a college preparatory school for students in grades K-12, seeks an Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Line). Potential Teaching/Staff Position to be determined. Applicant will be required to coach a second sport - prefer basketball, baseball, track & field or wrestling, but all coaches with second sport background will be considered. Applicants should exhibit astute coaching skills and a commitment to support and nurture “Character, Scholarship, Excellence” on the field and in the classroom. Interested applicants should send resume to Business Manager/Human Resources, Andrew Phelps: and Head Football Coach Roc Batten:

Newnan (GA): The head coaching job is open.

Pierce County (GA): Jason Strickland, who has served as the head coach at Fitzgerald HS (GA) where they finished runner-up the past two seasons in class AA, has been named head coach.

Fitzgerald (GA): Following the departure of Jason Strickland to Pierce County HS (GA), the head coaching job is open.

Glendale (CA): Glendale High School in Glendale California is looking for varsity and lower level coaching/coordinator positions for the 2017 season. These are stipend positions, please be in the Los Angeles area or locating here soon. If interested please email your resume to Head Coach George Maiale at

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