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High School Scoop - Thursday November 9, 2017

Thursday November 9, 2017


Please join us in praying for Pleasure Ridge Park HS (KY) head coach Tommy Williams, who lost his wife during childbirth yesterday.

Frank Battone, the fifth-winningest coach in New Jersey HS football history, passed away earlier today at the age of 86. Please join us in praying for his family.

Putnam City West (OK): Putnam City West HS, located in northwest Oklahoma City is looking to hire multiple Varsity football coaches including: Offensive Line, A-backs, & Defensive Position Coach. Offensively we are a flexbone team, experience in the flexbone is preferred but not required. Teaching positions will be available for immediate hire: Open, PE, Biology. Multiple long term substitute teaching positions available right now. Putnam City West HS plays at the 6A-2 level in Oklahoma. We will open the 2019 football season in a brand new on campus stadium. Send resumes, inquiries and questions to head coach Corey Russell to BOTH: and

New Research: Using Trap and Cloud Coverages to Defend Trips – At Alabama prep powerhouse Opelika High School, Defensive Coordinator Erik Speakman is starting to see more perimeter run game to the away side of his split field coverage concepts, which stresses his away backer and weak safety in the 4-2-5. By incorporating trap coverage, he is able to get quick run support from the boundary corner while the cloud check protects runs to the trips side. Both of these coverages allow an unblocked defender to the ball. In his exclusive X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Speakman details both these coverage concepts. Click here to read the report..

Dunedin (FL): Dunedin HS, located in Pinellas County in the Tampa Bay Area, is looking for an offensive coordinator and assistant coaches on both sides of the ball that are looking to be a part of a program rebuild. Positions will be filled based on applicant's qualifications. Possible immediate teaching openings in Social Studies and ESE, with other subject area openings to be announced during second semester. All interested applicants please send your resume to head coach Mitch Disney at No phone calls please.

Evangelical Christian (Cordova, TN): Evangelical Christian School seeks both faculty and non-faculty position coaches on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Full-time faculty positions are still to be determined. Non-faculty positions are paid, stipend positions. ECS is a Christ-centered, biblically-directed PreK-12th grade school in the Memphis, TN area and competes in TSSAA Division II-AA. All applicants must have a visible testimony and relationship with Christ. Please send a cover letter and resume to head coach Jonas Rodriguez at

Bishop McGuinness (NC): Bishop McGuinness has multiple vacancies available for the upcoming offseason and 2018 season. Offensive and Defensive Positions are available, with the possibility of coordinator for the right candidate. We are moving into year two of this coaching staff. We are located in the heart of the Triad. No Teaching Positions are available. If Interested contact HC Drew Hackett at

Olney (TX): Head coach Mark Young has been reassigned after leading the team for four seasons.

SkyCoach: Are you a motivated, organized, competitive and energetic person? Do you have experience selling to high school football coaches with a proven record of success? Do you love seeing technology help teams win and athletes improve? Then you may be the right person for the job! SkyCoach is currently looking to expand its sales team in these areas: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. We do allow reps to work for multiple companies with non-competing products and services. Requirements: Must have 4+ years of post high school work experience OR college degree. If you are interested, please send your resume to

Valencia (NM): Collin Justiss will not return as head coach, per source.

Lima (OH): Shawnee HS Head coach Frank Crea will not return as head coach, per source.

Nuclear Winter: It's mid-December now in FootballScoop's Nuclear Winter. Scott Frost emerges from Cinderella's Castle to choose his next job, which sends shockwaves across the entire FBS landscape.

Berkmar (Lidburn, GA): Head coach Kenan Dever will not return after three seasons of 0-10 finishes.

Bayside Palm Bay (FL): Per source, after going 1-29 in three seasons leading the program, head coach Mike Nahl will not return as head coach.

Western Branch (VA): Western Branch HS has 2,100 students and are looking for a home and home two year contract for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. We need a home game for the 2018 season and road game for 2019 season. We are looking for teams to play from either Virginia or North Carolina. If interested contact head coach Greg Gibson at

Boyle County (KY): An opponent for the Boyle County Rebels is needed for Saturday, 8/18/18, 5pm, at the 2018 Little Caesar's Fort Harrod Bowl which will be played at Alvis Johnson Field, in Harrodsburg, KY. It will be the first game of a doubleheader. Financial terms are negotiable. Your team will also receive t-shirts and postgame pizza. If interested, please contact Mercer County HS Football Coach, David Buchanan at

Madison Edgewood (WI): Al Minnaert has resigned from the head coaching post, per source.


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