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High School Scoop - Thursday December 22, 2016

Thursday December 22, 2016


Cheshire Academy (CT): Cheshire Academy has the following opening dates for the 2017 Season. 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 & 11/4. We are willing to travel. Please contact Head Coach David Dykeman if interested at

Los Angeles (CA): Eric Scott has left the head coaching job and is joining Jay Norvell's staff at Nevada.

Compton Centennial (CA): Fred Sykes has been dismissed as head coach.

New Research - 20 Personnel RPO Design: Arkansas Tech OC Brent Dearmon is no stranger to the utilization of 20 personnel groupings, having spent two seasons as an offensive analyst with Gus Malzahn at Auburn. He’s accustomed to loaded boxes to defend his slant and stack formations which is why he’s packaged nine RPO’s to combat them. The Wonder Boys have produced one of the biggest offensive turnaround in college football - including a 360% increase in rushing yards from the previous season, racking up 36.5 points and 458.8 yards per game. In exclusive clinic report, Coach Dearmon details his most productive 20 personnel RPOs including how he tags routes to affect the 7th and 8th defender in the run fit. Click here to read the report. 

Banning (CA): Per source, the head coaching job has been posted.

Fairfield/Ludlowe (CT): Per source, the head coaching job is open and has been posted.

Kutztown (PA): Head coach Matt Hoffert will not return next year as the school district has decided to re-open the position.

Altoona (PA): Altoona Area HS is seeking assistant football coaching positions, including a defensive coordinator (LBs or DBs preferred) and offensive line coach. Previous experience is a must at either the high school or collegiate level. Altoona plays in the WPIAL and is part of the largest classification (6A) in Pennsylvania. Altoona plays at historic Mansion Park Stadium (seating capacity of 10,400) and its athletic facilities are regarded as some of the best in the state. All interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and references to head coach Nick Felus at

Avon Lake (OH): Dave Dlugosz has decided to retire for the second time in four seasons.

Lebanon (TN): Former Cookeville HS (TN) assistant Chuck Gentry has been named head coach.

Little Rock Parkview (AR): Former North Little Rock (AR) coach Brad Bolding has been announced as the new head coach.

James Caldwell (NJ): After 22 seasons leading the program, head coach Ken Trimmer has decided to retire.

Milton (FL): Harry Lees is the new head coach. Lees is the former head coach at West Florida HS of Advanced Technology.

Northern Cambria (PA): Frank Paronish has decided to retire from the head coaching post.

Bishop Watterson (OH): Dan Bjelac has decided to step down as head coach. He leaves as the third-winningest head coach in program history.

Henley (OR): Alex Stork has been announced as the new head coach.

Richmond Senior (NC): Head coach Mike Castellano has resigned after two seasons and a 20-7 record.

Canyon View (UT): Skyler Miller has been announced as the new head football coach. He replaces Robby Robinson.

Mesa Red Mountain (AZ): Mike Peterson, who has been the team's defensive coordinator since 2010, has been elevated to head coach.

Clovis (NM): After 44 seasons and 10 state titles, head coach Eric Roanhaus has resigned. The winningest head coach in New Mexico football history, Roanhaus went 343-141-5 and led the program to 19 state title games.

Richmond Senior (NC): Richmond Senior HS is searching for its next head coach. Opening on 12/20/16. Since opening in 1972, Richmond has a record of 472-103-5 with seven state championships (1978, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998, and 2008) Interested candidates can contact Athletic Director Ricky Young at

Pampano Beach (FL): Melvin Jones has been tabbed to lead the program

Windermere (FL): Greg Miller will be the new head coach, per source. Windermere will officially open in August of 2017.

Nachitoches Central (LA): Tommy Moore is the new head coach.

Huntington (LA): Stephen Dennis, the defensive coordinator at Northwood (LA), has been appointed head coach.

Indian Land (SC): The new head coach at Indian Land HS is Horatio Blades, per source.

River Bluff (SC): Blair Harden is the new head coach at River Bluff HS.

Keep track of head coaching movement across the country by state below:

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