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Monday March 24, 2014

Monday March 24, 2014

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Manchester College (D-III - IN) head coach Shannon Griffith's son, Isaac, is being released from the hospital and is heading home after a swimming incident in Florida almost a week ago. Thank you for your prayers.

Wisconsin: The Badgers have announced a new contract for head coach Gary Andersen; he'll make $2.2 million in 2014 and receive a $100,000 raise in each of the five years on the contract. 

Missouri Valley College (NAIA): University of Sioux Falls (D-II - SD) defensive backs coach Lavell Jackson has accepted the same position at MVC. 

West Georgia (D-II): Per source, Ouachita Baptist defensive line coach Josh Aldridge has accepted the same position at West Georgia. 

Southeastern University (NAIA - FL): Muskingum (D-III - OH) defensive coordinator Shap Boyd has accepted the same role at Southeastern. Boyd fills the position left open with Shannon Benton accepted the head coaching position at Frostproof High School. 

Northern State (D-II - SD): Former Northwest Missouri State player and graduate assistant and current Millikin (D-III - IL) tight ends coach Ben Ehret has accepted the Offensive Line job at Northern State.

Kansas: Charlie Weis has announced two additions to his staff. Former player Ryan Cantrell, who spent two seasons working as an offensive quality control coach at Rice before working his way into a grad assistant role, has joined the staff as assistant DFO and Maurice Crum has moved from assistant DFO to assistant director of high school relations.

West Virginia State (D-II - WV): West Virginia State University is seeking a game October 31, 2015 and October 29, 2016. If interested please contact Head Coach Jon Anderson at

Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Baldwin Wallace University offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Keith Grabowski has resigned to run his company Coaches Edge Technologies. More about Coaches Edge Technologies soon.

Robert Morris (NAIA - IL): Robert Morris University is accepting applications for the following Graduate Assistant positions: WR, TE, LB, and Football Operations. Prior coaching or playing experience for the position applied is required. A bachelor’s degree, 2.8 undergraduate GPA (or a 500 GMAT score), and admission to the Robert Morris Graduate School of Management is required. A 50% tuition waiver along with a $5,000 stipend will be provided. These positions will remain open until filled. Please forward a letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the desired position, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to Kramer Cook at

Framingham State (D-III - MA): Framingham State University is seeking an experienced assistant football coach to begin immediately, coaching the defensive line. This position is a part time stipend position. Compensation is to be determined depending on experience. College football playing experience preferred. This is an August - December position(includes 16 spring practices) Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Defensive Coordinator Jeff Moore at No phone calls.

TCU: We hear that the grad assistant position at TCU has already been filled. Will update.

LSU: Per source, TCU grad assistant Hudson Fuller is heading to LSU as an offensive quality control coach. 

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has had a few incentives and changes added to his contract including; $275,000 for making the College Football Playoff, $300,000 for making the title game, $375,000 if they win the title game (not cumulative, meaning only one will be paid out depending on how far they go), $125,000 for making a non-College Football Playoff bowl, a $5 million buyout if he leaves before January 15, 2017, and a guaranteed two-year job in the MSU athletic department (worth $200,000 annually) if he so chooses after retiring.

Ohio Northern: Dean Paul has announced a few new coaches, and a shuffling of his current staff. Former assistant Glenn Scheutzow has rejoined the staff as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, and former Urbana (D-II - OH) offensive coordinator EJ Henderson will coach the WRs and serve as co-offensive coordinator. Current assistant Mike Schmitz will transition to offensive coordinator and QB coach, Bob Rohan will coach the defensive line, and Brad Watkins will coach the running backs.

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Trinity International University, located in Deerfield, IL, is accepting applications for a full-time offensive line coaching position. This is a 12 month position with salary based on experience. The candidate must have a bachelor's degree, a passion for football, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. College playing or coaching experience is preferred. Candidates must send a resume, references, and a 1 page letter detailing how you integrate your faith into coaching. Send all three to No phone calls please.

Rutgers: Per source, Phil Galiano will rejoin the staff in an off the field, advisory role focusing on special teams and defense titled assistant director of player development. Galiano coached the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Dartmouth: Dartmouth is now accepting applications for its vacant defensive line position. If interested please see the full description here and apply online and also forward application materials to

Boise State: Boise State is seeking applicants for a football operations coordinator. See more details on the position here.

Concordia - St. Paul (D-II - MN): Concordia University, St. Paul is looking for a volunteer LB or DL Coach, preferably from the local area. Possible volunteer/part time financial compensation in the future. Please e-mail resume and references to defensive coordinator Todd Strop at

West Hills (CC - CA): Head coach Robert Tucker has finalized his coaching staff with the additions of Cameron Olson (LBs/ RC), Bryant Ross (OL), and Ryan Surabian (DBs). The rest of his staff will be as follows; Steve Wright (OC), Brett Arce (offensive assistant), Pedro Garcia (DL), Jesse Cota (WR), Gary Howard (RBs). Tucker will also serve as the defensive coordinator.

Franklin and Marshall (D-III - PA): Franklin & Marshall College has two part-time assistant football coaching positions available. We are looking for an offensive and defensive assistant coach. Applicants can apply online at

Fiesta Bowl: Director of game and event operations Patrick Cannon has been released by the Fiesta Bowl.

Indiana State: Per source, former New Mexico defensive coordinator / secondary coach Jeff Mills will be the new defensive line coach at Indiana State.

Youngstown State: Sources tell us that former FAU and Nebraska grad assistant Ross Watson has accepted the DFO job.

Avila (NAIA - MO): Defensive coordinator Chris Eads has accepted the defensive backs job at Upper Iowa University.

Pittsburgh Power (Arena): Ron James has been hired as the team's new head coach. James previously served as the head coach of the Utah Blaze for the past four seasons.