Wednesday July 1, 2020

 

Beth Holtz, Lou’s loving wife of nearly 59 years, has died. Please keep the entire Holtz family in your prayers. Thank you and God bless.

Season cancelations: Claremont Mudd Scripps (D-III – CA) has announced they will not permit football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and water polo to compete this Fall. In making the announcement they added, “Spring competition opportunities for high-risk Fall sports (football, volleyball, soccer and water polo) will be evaluated in late Fall…”

Name, Image and Likeness: Ohio State’s former president Michael Drake estimated to Congress on Wednesday that “three to four” Buckeyes starters could cash in on NIL payments. Does this pass the smell test for anyone?

Utah: Defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff; but he just lost a huge amount of money.

McNeese (FCS – LA): Hamilton Christian Academy head coach Jules Sullen has stepped and plans to join Frank Wilson’s staff at McNeese. The American Press reports Sullen’s role will be an “athletics advisor”. Sullen previously served as head coach at LaGrange for nine seasons.

Toledo: Former Michigan State assistant Mark Staten is joining Jason Candle’s staff at Toledo Jordan Strack has shared. Strack notes that Staten is expected to coach tackles and tight ends for the Rockets. Strack adds that Ross Watson is shifting from co-defensive coordinator to special teams coordinator.

Ivy League: The Ivy League has stated that they will make their decision “regarding the status of intercollegiate athletic activity for the Fall term 2020 on July 8.”

Marian (NAIA – IN): Marian University is seeking applicants for an Offensive Graduate Assistant coaching position. The successful candidate will coach running backs or wide receivers. College coaching or playing experience is required. Responsibilities include coaching a position, managing a recruiting territory, and other duties assigned by the head coach. This is a ten month position, start date is immediate, and includes housing, meals, and stipend or graduate school. No additional benefits provided. No phone calls, please. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 football references to [email protected].

Alabama A&M (FCS): Per source, former Azusa Pacific (D-II – CA) special teams coordinator Wil Gilmore has joined the staff at Alabama A&M.

Cisco College (JC – TX): Cisco College has promoted Willis White to offensive coordinator and Brian Lilly has been hired as defensive coordinator. White previously served as QB/WR Coach this past season. Lilly has previously coached at Brentwood Academy in Nashville TN, winning four straight state championships.

High School Football: Michigan’s governor has asked her state to postpone high school football until the Spring

Thiel College (DIII – PA): Thiel College has an immediate opening on offense for a wide receiver coach. This is an entry level position. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assist with game-planning, on-field instruction, recruit a designated territory, mentorship, as well as other duties assigned by the head coach. This is a 10-month paid position which includes housing and meal plan. Please send an email with your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Rob Trudo, [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Houston Baptist (FCS): Houston Baptist University, a Christian university and an FCS program that competes in the Southland Conference, is seeking to add a volunteer Quality Control position on defense.  Looking for someone with LB or DL experience! Ideal candidates will have a burning passion for football along with a relentless work ethic, and a desire to learn.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the college football profession. This position has no stipend, housing, or meals attached to it.  Responsibilities are, but not limited to: opponent film breakdown, assisting with notebooks, reports, and game week preparation. Candidates should be adept at learning new technology, in addition to being proficient in Hudl, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.  If interested, email a cover letter, resume, and references to Defensive Coordinator Jeff Mills at [email protected].  No phone calls please.

Learn to Win: Elite performance requires elite preparation.

MIAA: The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (D-III) announced yesterday their plan to play this Fall. “In recognition of the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, the MIAA Presidents’ Council has approved a predominantly conference schedule for fall sports: cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.”

Virginia State (D-II): Defensive backs coach Vernon Dean has added the title of defensive coordinator / linebackers coach on Reggie Barlow’s  Staff At Virginia State University source tells FootballScoop.

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Misericordia University (D-III – PA): Misericordia is seeking applicants for a full time Assistant Football Coach/Asst Director of Event Management.  Preference will be given to candidates who could fill a Defensive Coordinator Role or Offensive Skill Position (QB’s).  The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization and administration of aspects of the sport in conjunction with the Head Coach, including supervision, teaching and implementing skills and strategies, recruiting, scheduling, purchasing, public relations, community outreach, and implementation of NCAA policies and regulations.  Evening and weekend hours are required to include team travel, recruiting and scouting.  The position will require duties as it relates to the overall delivery of athletic contests. A Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university is required.  One to two years previous coaching experience and/or training and competitive background indicative of the ability to coach successfully in a NCAA Division III liberal arts college environment is necessary.  The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.  Email letter of interest and resume with references to Coach Ross at: [email protected]

Thiel College (D-III – PA): Thiel College has an immediate opening on defense.  This is an entry level position.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assist with game-planning, on-field instruction, recruit a designated territory, mentorship, as well as other duties assigned by the head coach.  This is a 10-month paid position which includes housing and meal plan.  Please send an email with your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Defensive Coordinator, Ryan Kuntz [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Iowa: Iowa has cut 15 percent of its budget for its fiscal year 2021, including major pay cuts for Kirk Ferentz and senior-level staff. More here.

SEC Media Days: SEC Media Days are being postponed reports John Talty.

How should older coaches handle this upcoming season?

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Ivy League: The Ivy League is reportedly considering pushing its season to the spring. More here.

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NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.

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