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Friday February 22, 2013

Friday February 22, 2013

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USC: Indiana co-defensive coordinator Mike Ekeler has accepted the linebackers position on USC's staff. 

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North Dakota: Special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Josh Kotelnicki has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Kenyon College (D-III - OH): Sources tell us Meade Clendaniel, former defensive coordinator at Davidson, has accepted the same role at Kenyon College. 

Notre Dame: Former Colorado State offensive lineman Tyler McDermott is joining the Notre Dame staff as an offensive grad assistant. 

Bloomsburg (D-II - PA): Head coach Danny Hale has announced that he will retire this Summer. Defensive coordinator Paul Darragh will serve as interim head coach for the 2013 season and Chet Henicle will serve as interim defensive coordinator. A national search will take place later this year for a permanent replacement. 

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University of Redlands (D-III - CA): Sources tell us Kiyoshi Harris will not return to the staff. We've heard; but haven't confirmed, that he has accepted a position at Chaffey College. 

UAB: Sources confirm to us that Albany receivers coach Eric Evans is joining the staff at UAB. 

Dean College (JC - MA): Head coachTodd Vasey has announced a number of changes to his coaching staff today. New staff members include; Jon Gendron (defensive coordinator, secondary), Will Mulvaney (defensive line), Jay Monteiro (linebackers). In addition offensive coordinator Matt Chapman will add the title of associate head coach, Bret Angel will transition to (strength and conditioning, Tackles and tight ends), and Jason Briggs will transition to (tailbacks). Matt Levasseur (corners), Anthony Baskerville (receivers), and Chad Jordan (defensive ends) will remain in their previous capacities.

Jireh Prep Academy (College Prep - NC): Jireh Prep Academy in Matthews, N.C., has two openings: one for a seasonal linebackers coach and one for a seasonal offensive line coach. Offensive line coach must be knowledgeable in spread offense and coached in a no-huddle scheme. Positions will start in July and run through December; includes $5,000 stipend, gym membership, and paid housing. Duties to include but not limited to coaching position, film breakdown, helping with curfew checks, assist in the strength and conditioning center, and any other duties that may be assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Please send linebacker resumes to defensive coordinator Scott McConnell at and offensive line resumes to head coach Scott Smith at No phone calls please. Jireh Prep Academy is a equal opportunity employer.

Evangel University (NAIA - MO): Sources tell us former Evangel player Todd Drury has been hired as defensive line coach. Drury most recently coached linebackers and special teams at Midland University. 

Iowa: Minnesota Vikings assistant special teams coordinator Chris White will join the Iowa staff as running backs / special teams coordinator. 

Saint Joseph’s College (D-II - IN): Saint Joseph’s College is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings defensive line job. Housing and benefits are included. Contact Head Coach Cory Sanders by email No phone calls please. 

Wartburg College (D-III - IA): Wartburg College invites applicants for a part-time (10-month) assistant football coach. Responsibilities will include coaching an offensive position (WR or RB), maintaining a recruiting area, and other duties as assigned. The position will be compensated at $10,000, and includes an optional board plan. Although Wartburg does not offer graduate classes, pursuing a graduate degree is possible at local universities. Please send materials to Matt Wheeler, Offensive Coordinator,

Coastal Carolina (FCS): Nebraska defensive / special teams intern Curt Baldus has joined the Coastal Carolina staff. He will coach the specialists and assist with a defensive group

Sacred Heart University (FCS - CT): Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will reportedly be named athletic director at Sacred Heart today. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian University (NAIA, KY), an NAIA school in the Mid-South Conference is seeking applications for a Running Back Coach and duties as assigned by the head coach. Preferences will be given to individuals that have experience with HUDL and Filming. Position will include housing, meal, and a stipend. Send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to

Seton Hill University (D-II - PA): Seton Hill is currently looking for two restricted earning positions on defense. We are seeking a Linebacker Coach and a Safeties Coach with Special Teams experience desired and on the road recruiting experience at the college level is required. The positions will pay $11,000 Stipends paid over 10 Months and $800 Meal Card to dining hall. No Housing or Benefits. All qualified and interested candidates should email resume and references to head coach Isaac Collins at Please no phone calls.

Hawaii: Former UTEP offensive coordinator Aaron Price will join the Hawaii staff in an unspecified offensive role, according to multiple reports. Sources tell us he will serve as offensive coordinator. 

Saint Joseph’s College (D-II - IN):Saint Joseph’s College also has an open date on September 28 for the 2013 season. Contact Head Coach Cory Sanders by email

Walsh University (D-II - OH): Ted Karras Jr. has completed his staff at Walsh. Adam Sherman (former offensive coordinator at Marian U) will serve as asst. head coach / offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator; Fred Thomas will serve as defensive coordinator; Richard El (former defensive backs coach at Earlham) will serve as defensive backs; Adam Wiese (QB who recently led Marian U to the NAIA National title) will coach the quarterbacks; John Fankhauser will serve as special teams coordinator; Devin Jordan will coach the receivers; Pete Karras (former head coach Detroit Denby HS) will coach the defensive line; Ryan Hardie will coach the running backs; Adam Doud will coach the linebackers; J.D. Lumley will be video coordinator / asst defensive line; Evan Acton and John Hasty will serve as grad assistants.