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High School Scoop - Thursday February 1, 2018

Thursday February 1, 2018


AstroTurf:Introducing BIONIC, the new WonderFiber. "Throughout the history of the synthetic turf industry, the great quest of manufacturers has been to blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon into a single fiber. That dream has now become a reality!"

St. Marys (Lynn, CA): Head coach Matt Durgin has announced that he's stepping down after a 10-year coaching career where they played for the state title twice.

The median salary for a head coach in Texas's two largest classifications? It's nearly six figures.

Morro Bay (CA): Morro Bay HS is looking for assistant coaches at the Varsity and JV level. We are in need of a Varsity defensive coordinator. We are also in need of a head coach at the JV level. We will have a PE and a Science opening for next year, with possible other teaching positions coming open. If interested email Head Coach David Kelley at

Firelands (Oberlin, OH): Firelands HS has an open position for an assistant coach this coming season. Experience in the secondary or wide receivers preferred. There are no teaching jobs at this moment. Interested candidates please email Coach O'Rourke at

Concordia Prep (Towson, MD): Concordia Prep is looking for a week 9 game on Oct26. We are a 2nd year program and will field a roster of 35-40. If interested please contact head coach Josh Ward at

Palm Desert (CA): Palm Desert HS is looking for a QBs coach stipend position with possibility of a science position on campus for coaches certified in science. Possibility of over a $100k salary and $10k signing bonus for out of district transfers for science position. We are in our 3rd year as a staff here at Palm desert going 10-2 last year 6-0 in league. We have 16 returning starters next year along with 2 very talented and big QB's. Palm desert is a resort city located in southern CA next to palm springs. Please contact head coach Shane McComb if interested at

St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH): Head coach Marcus Wattley has resigned to join the staff at Akron, per a report from the Akron Beacon Journal. Wattley notes in the article that he's meeting with head coach Terry Bowden later this week to nail down the exact details.

Orem (UT): Orem HS, the 2017 Utah 4A State Champs, are looking to host an out of state team on 9.14.18. Small travel assistance might be available. or 385-204-8433.

Corner Canyon (UT):Corner Canyon HS, a 2017 Utah 5A semi-finals team, is looking to host a game 9.7.18 contact Coach Eric Kjar or 801-824-4506.

Green Bay West (WI): Per sources, John Saharsky of Green Bay Southwest HS (WI) is expected to be the new head coach.

Nolensville (TN): Defensive coordinator Paul Derrick has been elevated to the head coaching job, per source.

Concordia Prep (Towson, MD):Concordia Prep is looking for a week 0 game on Aug 24/25. We are a 2nd year program and will field a roster of 35-40. If interested please contact head coach Josh Ward at

Vista Grande (Casa Grande, AZ): Vista Grande HS is currently looking for assistant coaches at the Varsity, JV, and Freshmen levels. The coaching position could include a possible teaching position. With possible teaching positions open in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Interested candidates need to email a letter of interest and resume to Head Coach Chris Semore at

Florence (AL): Nolensville (TN) head coach Will Hester has been hired as the new head coach at Florence, per source.

Motion and Shift Package for Tempo Offenses:X&O Labs is releasing a new clinic report next Tuesday detailing how Rose-Hulman Institute’s tempo offense struggled with keeping rhythm on incomplete passes and short gains. This report will include how RHI found that continuing to play fast while protecting a late lead can allow the opposition to get back into the game. So, offensive coordinator Brian White and his staff integrated a shift and motion package, which allowed them to give the threat of snapping the ball by lining up quickly, only to change the picture that the defense sees. It gave defenses a very short period of time to diagnose the original formation, then the new formation, and make their calls and adjustments accordingly. The Fighting Engineers averaged over 475 yards per game this season. This clinic report includes video and illustrations. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email address.

Lakewood (Sumter, SC): Lakewood HS is in search of Varsity football assistant coaches for the 2018/2019 school year (there are current teacher openings as well). Various field positions are open including defensive backs, defensive line, and special teams coordinator. Anticipated teacher openings in most subjects, including PE. Opportunities to coach other sports are available as well. If interested email Head Football Coach Larry Cornelius at

Canyon View (UT): Former Sunrise Mountain HS (Las Vegas, NV) head coach Chris Sawyers has been named head coach, per source.

Liberty Osceola County (FL): Liberty HS is rebuilding its football program. As the new head coach I am looking to build a full staff. I am looking for motivated individuals who understand the demands of a year-round program. I need coaches willing to teach and mentor students daily in a challenging environment. Candidates must be outstanding teachers as well as coaches. I am looking to hire high-character coaches who are willing to fit into the program as needed, who are willing to learn as well as share their experience. We have open teaching positions now including: 2 ESE Facilitators, 1 ESE Self Contained/Adult Transition, and a Geometry position. There will be more teaching positions in the fall. Please email a resume and letter of interest to Brandon Pennington at No phone calls please.