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Monday March 26, 2012

Monday March 26, 2012

Kilgore College (JUCO - TX): Co-offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Chris Smith has acccepted the head coaching and athletic director position at Union Christian Academy HS in Arkansas.

James Madison: Head coach Mickey Matthews has announced that offensive coordinator Jeff Durden has returned to coaching the quarterbacks and will reassume play calling duties next season. Durden coached the tight ends last season. Also defensive assistant Tony LeZotte has been promoted to safeties coach, and linebackers coach Isai Bradshaw will coach the defensive line.

Becker College (D-III - Worcester, MA): Becker College has an opening for offensive skill position beginning immediately. The position includes free housing, meals and a $5,000 stipend. Applicants are required to recruit a geographic area both in person and over the phone as well as coach running backs or wide receivers. Experience with HUDL video editing system is preferred but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter and list of references to Associate Head Coach Anthony Veloso at No phone calls please. 

New England Patriots: A source told us this afternoon that the Patriots have hired former Bucs (and Broncos and Titans) and University of Texas quarterback Chris Simms. Unclear at this time what his role will be. 

Alabama: Staff salary update; offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier ($590,000), defensive coordinator Kirby Smart ($950,000), outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson ($375,000), running backs coach Burton Burns ($290,000), defensive line coach Chris Rumph ($310,000), strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran ($325,000). Assistant coaches Mike Groh ($285,000), Jeremy Pruitt ($260,000) and Bobby Williams ($350,000) each received a $35,000 raises from last season. Jeff Stoutland's salary remains $395,000. Nick Saban will make $5.3 million in base salary this season and has received a two year extension taking him to an average salary of $5.6 million per. 

Frostburg State (D-III - MD): Frostburg State University is seeking two Graduate Assistant Coaches for Football - Defensive Secondary. The primary coaching role of this position is to coach, develop, evaluate and monitor the defensive backs. Successful candidates must possess the ability to learn and utilize DSV Editing Software. Applicants must possess previous playing experience as a defensive back. Bachelor’s degree required and 3.0 GPA to be admissible to desired graduate program if offered position. This position is granted 12 credit hours tuition waiver per term and 30 credit hours per 12 month cycle. A $2500.00 stipend is paid per semester. Graduate program standards can be accessed at WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU/grad/programs.htm. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by April 16, to Vickie Mazer at

Wittenberg University (D-II - OH): Wittenberg University is looking for a game on either 9/7 or 9/14 in 2013(away) and the corresponding dates 9/6 or 9/13 in 2014(home). Anyone interested should call head coach Joe Fincham @ (937) 327-6498.

Know any of these high school coaches? Have them contact The Coach Tracker to update their contact info. 

Alderson-Broaddus College (D-II - WV): Alderson-Broaddus is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Graduate Intern for Running Backs. Alderson-Broaddus is a new program that will compete in the WVIAC and Division II of the NCAA. The position pays a salary and includes housing, meals, and health insurance. The successful candidate must be a college graduate and must have played running back at the college level or coached running backs at the college level. All interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and references to Offensive Coordinator Coach Kirk Campbell or email those same credentials to No phone calls please.

Navarro College (JC - TX): Navarro is seeking a volunteer defensive intern. Back 7 experience, either coaching or playing, preferred. No immediate compensation included. Please send resume to defensive coordinator Dustin Landry at or call 903.785.7490

Blinn College (JUCO - TX): We hear former Missouri Southern defensive coordinator Mike Mutz is the new defensive coordinator at Blinn.

Newberry College (D-II - SC): Newberry receivers coach Ike Allred will be named Chesterfield High School (SC) head coach this week.

Pac-12 Tour: It was a great 11 days on the road; but alas, the Pac-12 Tour has come to an end. We'll bring you quite a few stories over the next few days about the trip. Definitely want to thank Overtime Software (@OT_Software) for sponsoring the trip and for providing quite a few laughs along the way. "You're doing a great job Mike." - We also want to thank the coaches, support staff, athletic directors, etc... that allowed us to spend a day with you and your program. We came away thoroughly impressed across the board....more to come throughout the week.