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High School Scoop - Thursday January 24, 2019

Thursday January 24, 2019


Thomas Jefferson (CO): Mike Griebel is returning to the program as head coach.

McGregor (TX): Head coachJudd Thrash has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Douglas County (CO): Eric Rice, who spent the past 16 seasons at Fort Collins HS (CO), has been selected as the new head coach.

Mixing C/D Gap Reads in Heavy Personnel RPO Packages:Producing three and four-man surfaces have become the most common adjustment for offenses to attack Odd front structures. And for good reason, a defense has more gaps to account for and the gap run schemes have helped alleviate the pressure these defenses are synonymous in using. At Bethel College (TN) this season, head coach Brent Dearmon called 320 RPOs (40% of his offensive output) and most of which came from 12/21 personnel groupings. As a result, the Wildcats led the country at the NAIA level with 55 points per game and finished second with 540 yards per game. X&O Labs is releasing an exclusive clinic report featuring Coach Dearmon and his six top RPOs from these groupings and how using an in-line blocker in the D gap cleans up the read for the quarterback. Click the link and enter your email address--X&O Labs will email this report directly to your inbox Tuesday morning: Go here to enter your email.

Winnisquam (NH): Pat Riberdy has resigned from the head coaching job after 12 season and a 9-0 record and Division IV Championship last season.

Pacelli (GA): Russell County HS (AL) head coach Dwight Jones is the new head coach at Pacelli.

Cleveland (TX): Norris Taff, who has over three decades of experience as an assistant, has landed his first head coaching job at Cleveland HS.

Ware Shoals (SC): Chris Johnston has been promoted to head coach and athletic director after serving as an assistant last season.

Orchard View (MI): Fred Rademacher, who served as a volunteer assistant at Hope (D-III - MI) last season assisting with the offensive line, has been named head coach.

Elyria (OH): Delvin Culliver has been hired as the new head coach.

Gadsen (AL): Head coach Bart Sessions is stepping down, per source.

Niceville (FL): Head coach John Hicks has retired after 33 seasons on staff and 18 as the head coach. He went 154-57 in that time with the school.

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV): Bishop Gorman HS is hosting a High School 7-on-7 Tournament in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Pool play and tournament play will be all day (8AM-5PM) with each team guaranteed 4 games. Event registration is $400.00 per team and is limited to the first 24 teams. For more information go to or contact offensive coordinator Louie Rodriguez at

Gateway (Aurora, CO): Gateway HS in Aurora, CO is looking for a week 2 (Sept 5,6,7) opponent. School must be willing to travel, year one. Interested programs can contact

Littlerock (CA): Littlerock HS is accepting applications for our Varsity offensive line job. Coach must be passionate for option blocking in the Flex-bone scheme. Potential teaching and substitute positions are available at school and district. Program is looking to rebuild after several years of unmotivated coaching. Current staff looking for moral character, those who belong to FCA are highly encouraged to apply! Interested applicants please send your letter of interest and resume to Coach Joe Carnevali at Applicants with questions can call coach Carnevali at (805) 258-6992.

Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA): Catholic High has an opening for an assistant football coach and high school teacher able to teach English in a highly competitive academic environment. Preference will be given to coaches who are certified in, or working on, their certification in English. Catholic High is a college preparatory school. Candidates should have a strong desire to teach as well as coach. Applicants not qualified to teach English need not apply. Other academic subjects may come available at a later time. A separate posting will be created for those subject areas Catholic High is an all-boys school located in the heart of Baton Rouge.Classified as a 5A school in Louisiana, CHS has a rich history of both academic and athletic success. All applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Head Football Coach, Gabe Fertitta at Catholic High is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on Catholic High, please visit

Archbishop Rummel (LA): Jay Roth has stepped down as head coach at Archbishop Rummel HS after 25 years. Roth won back to back state championships in 2012-2013, and has collected 228 wins all at Rummel. Defensive coordinator Nick Monica, will take over as head coach, per source.

Ringgold (PA): Darwin Manges, a 1995 graduate, has been hired as the new head coach.

Wando (Mt. Pleasant, SC): Wando HS has assistant coaching openings at the varsity level on the defensive side of the ball and a few flexible positions at the sub-Varsity levels. Teaching Positions TBD (PE not likely). Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail Athletic Director Bob Hayes and Head Football Coach Jimmy Noonan at james

Lee-Scott (Auburn, AL): Tuscaloosa Academy (AL) head coach Robert Johnson is the new leader of the program.

Milton (GA): Milton will be hosting the 2nd annual Freedom Bowl. This event raises awareness for veterans and benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The 6 games will be played August 29th-August 31st, 2019. Two more teams are needed and matchups will be considered based on competitive levels. Please email me for more info.