Monday November 14, 2011
Faulkner (NAIA - AL): We hear head coach Gregg Baker has been relieved of his responsibilities. It's certainly no consolidation; but he did go out with a bang.
Dordt College (NAIA - IA): Head coach John Heavner has resigned as head coach. Dordt will begin a search for successor immediately.
West Virgnia Tech (NAIA): West Virginia Tech has announced that they have dropped their football program.
Missouri Southern: Head coach Bart Tatum has stepped down after six seasons as head coach.
University of La Verne (DIII – CA): The University of La Verne is looking for a football Graduate Assistant (defensive), responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the football program. Coaching duties include assisting with practices, games, recruiting, equipment, video and all aspects of the program. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (GPA 2.5 or above for the last 60 semester hours) Yearly benefits include tuition waiver (possible stipend after 1st year). Candidate review begins immediately and continues until filled. Expected start date in January, 2012. Send letter of application, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (909) 392-2789. No phone calls.
Central State University (DII - OH): Offensive line coach Joshua Bauman is no longer with the program. Central State is looking for a seasoned offensive line coach with a four year degree and extensive knowledge of strength and conditioning. Send cover letters and resumes to email@example.com. Please no phone calls.
Missouri Southern: We hear big changes are coming at D-II Missouri Southern.
Eastern Illinois: A statement has been released naming the four finalists for the head coaching position and the list includes; Dino Babers - special teams coordinator at Baylor, Jeff Choate - special teams coordinator at Boise State, Mark Hutson - interim head coach at Tulane, and Randall McCray - linebackers and special teams coordinator at Pittsburgh.
Gavilan College (JUCO - CA): We understand that defensive coordinator / associate head coach Rob Cozart has resigned for personal reasons.
Hampton: Hampton University is looking for an FCS opponent on September 1, 2012. If interested, please contact assistant head coach Keith Goganious at 757-728-6962 or KEITH.GOGANIOUS@HAMPTONU.EDU.
Chattanooga: Due to SEC expansion, Chattanooga is now looking for a D-1 FCS home game on September 15, 2012. A return game to an opponent's home site can be played in 2015. Please contact senior associate athletic director Matthew Pope at 423-425-2158 or Matthew-Pope@utc.edu to discuss.
Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that Mike DeBord, currently tight ends coach with the Chicago Bears, and Jeff Choate, special teams coordinator at Boise State, are both still being considered at Eastern Illinois. We hear there are 4 finalists including these two, Mark Hutson and one other.
Coaches of the Year: Nominations for the 2011 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are now being accepted. To win, you have to have been nominated by another coach. To nominate a position coach or coordinator, please email Mail@FootballScoop.com.
Fresno State: Pat Hill issued a release last night stating that Randy Skipper would finish out his contract "helping with recruiting and film breakdown".