FootballScoop has learned Steve Axman will join the staff at Nicholls State. Sources tell us he will be the interim head coach and is on the ground in Thibodaux now.
Axman has an extensive coaching history, with four decades in the game as an assistant, coordinator, and head coach across college football, and with a stint in the USFL. He is generally known as a creative play-caller and an accomplished quarterbacks coach, claiming Troy Aikman and Marques Tuaisasopo among his former pupils.
The head-scratcher - none of his experience is in the South, and Nicholls State is extremely southern. Axman most recently coached at Idaho, and has experience at UCLA, Montana, Washington, Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Maryland, Stanford, Arizona, Illinois, Army, Albany State, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) State, and with the USFL's Denver Gold.
Axman was most recently an assistant at Simon Fraser University in Canada.
The move comes after head coach Charlie Stubbs resigned due to health concerns on Sunday. Associate head coach/special teams/running backs coach Chuck Hepola was named interim head coach.
Axman's full chronological bio:
Washington (2004, 1999-02)
UCLA (2003, 1997-98)
Northern Arizona (1990-97)
Albany State (1975)
East Stroudsburg (1974)