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High School Scoop - Thursday March 5, 2016

Thursday May 5, 2016


Please join us in praying for the family of Grafton HS (MA) assistant coach Jason Robinson, who passed away recently. Robinson was a longtime respected coach in the area.

Cleveland (TN): Athletic director Eric Phillips is resigning after four years with the school.

Cathedral (MS): Chuck Darbonne, who is the former quarterbacks coach at South Pan0la HS (MS), has been named head coach.

Hudson City Schools (OH): Jeff Gough, the team's defensive coordinator since 2011, will be named the new head coach, pending board approval. Ron Wright who has guided the team for the past five years, has been granted a one-year leave of absence.

Slocomb (AL): Richard Tisdale has been appointed head coach.

Bayonne (LA): Longtime assistant Jason Acerra has been named head coach.

Geneva County (AL): Jim Bob Striplin, a former head coach at New Brockton HS (AL), who was the offensive coordinator for the program the past two seasons, has been named head coach.

Francis Parker (San Diego, CA): Francis Parker HS in San Diego, CA is looking to hire an assistant varsity offensive and defensive line coach. This is a seasonal stipend position. Previous successful experience at the Varsity or JV level or college playing experience preferred. Term will be from spring ball (5/9/2016) through the season (12/2/2016). Interested coaches can contact

Haddon Heights (NJ): Chris Lina has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach after five seasons as an assistant.

Mount Pisgah (GA): Mount Pisgah HS is looking for an offensive line / defensive line Varsity assistant. The position is a community coach position with no teaching positions currently available. Interested coaches can contact head coach Mike Forester at


Olathe Northwest (KS): Olathe Northwest HS has an opening for a Varsity offensive line coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Several teaching openings in Math, Science and English. Olathe Northwest is a 6A class school in Kansas, approximately 2200 students. Inquiries can be sent to

New Britain (CT): New Britain HS is looking for a defensive coordinator. CT Coaching cert and CPR/First Aid Cert required. Interested candidates please contact Carlos Blanco at (860) 805-8805 or at

South San Antonio (TX): Ron Kretz has been named the program's new head coach and athletic coordinator. Kretz was the school's offensive coordinator last season.

Lead Draw/Spot RPO: It was December's Orange Bowl between Clemson and Oklahoma that helped to reaffirm the productivity of the Lead Draw/Spot RPO concept that Robert E. Lee (VA) head coach Scott Girolmo had been developing last season. While Clemson QB DeShaun Watson diced the Sooners with this concept, Coach Girolmo had similar success using the very same concept by posting a school record 475 points. In this exclusive clinic report on, Coach Girolmo details the blocking technique of the offensive line, including how he blocks problematic fronts, the wide receiver route progression as well as the QB post-snap read progression in this concept. Read the report here.

Gate City (VA): Rural Retreat (VA) head coach Chris Akers has been hired as the new head coach.

Clayton (NC): Clayton HS is looking for an assistant coach. There are anticipated teaching openings in PE, Math and Science. If you are interested please send your resume to

Woodland (CT): Chris Moffo has been promoted to the head coaching post. Moffo has been the team's defensive coordinator since 2007.

Norwalk (OH): Norwalk HS is seeking an assistant coach (Varsity DB / potential defensive coordinator) for the 2016-17 school year. There are teaching openings expected to be available(5/6 Grade Math and Intervention Specialist are possible openings now - No PE). Candidates should have valid Ohio Teachers Certification. Interested coaches please send resume, cover letter, and references to head coach Chris MacFarland at

Rome (GA): Rome High School (GA) has 3 middle school football coaching openings. Applicants must be certified to teach in Georgia. Teaching openings are Social Studies, Math, Science, SPED Math, and Spanish. Rome Middle School Football won the GMSA 8th grade State Championship in 2015 and has a long standing tradition of excellence. Applicants should apply on Teach Georgia web site.