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The Scoop - Friday March 16, 2018

Friday March 16, 2018


SMU: Lauren Damone has joined the staff as director of branding & social media source tells FootballScoop. Damone, who most recently served as marketing director of Sorinex, previously served as director of social media at Penn State.

Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Williams, who coached the inside receivers and running backs at Humboldt State (D-II - CA) in 2017, has joined the Eagles as a coaching assistant.

Wagner (FCS - NY): Tony Brinson is now the assistant head coach / defensive coordinator / OLBs coach, Darrell Wilson is the assistant head coach / special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach, Terrance Knighton will coach the defensive line and serve as defensive recruiting coordinator, and tight ends coach Walter Kusmirek will be the offensive recruiting coordinator.

Kent State: Rob Zeitman, who coached the offensive line on Paul Haynes' staff the last few seasons and prior to that coached the offensive line at Ferris State (D-II - MI), has accepted the head coaching job at Jenison HS (MI).

Bowdoin (D-III - ME): Bowdoin is looking to hire an assistant coach. The Assistant Coach of football assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate football team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. At least five years coaching at the secondary or post-secondary level or three years’ experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Experience successfully recruiting at a highly selective institution is preferred. Full-Time Year- Round position, Benefits offered. More details can be found here.

North Greenville (D-II - SC): Western Carolina defensive assistant Brian Volz is joining the staff as defensive line coach source tells FootballScoop. Volz takes over defensive line from Joe Novotasky who has moved over to run the strength program for Jeff Farrington's staff.

Arizona State: Anthony Garnett, who most recently served as the special teams coordinator and strength coach at De Anza College (JC - CA), has joined the staff as a defensive analyst. Also, Sam Bennett, who served as an offensive graduate the past two seasons, is now working as an offensive analyst.

Coffeyville CC (JC - KS): Coffeyville Community College is looking for a Tight Ends / Assistant OL coach. Offensive Line Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Position pays Room, Meals, Full Benefits, and a monthly stipend. Please send resumes to Offensive Coordinator Ryan Lusby at No phone calls please.

Baylor: Offensive analyst Shawn Bell is stepping in to coach the offensive line during the spring while offensive line coach while George DeLeone recovers from a hip injury he sustained while on a recruiting trip.

East Carolina: Former Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart has been hired as "special advisor for athletics to the Chancellor" at East Carolina. The deal reportedly is a six month contract. ECU AD Jeff Compher is officially out as of May 1. No interim AD has been announced. Hart previously served as AD at ECU from 1987 - 1995.

Missouri Southern State (D-II): Missouri Southern State has hired Mike Fanoga as defensive line coach, per source. Fanoga previously served as an assistant at Morgan State and Virginia Union, and also spent time coaching the outside linebackers at Wyoming.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Cole Stoudt, the former Clemson quarterback and Jacksonville State graduate assistant, has accepted the quarterbacks job, per source.

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Elizabeth City State (D-II - NC): Earnest J. Wilson has been released from his head coaching job, effective immediately. Wilson finished 5-5 in his first season in 2016, followed by a 4-6 mark this past fall. Defensive coordinator Tim Orr will manage football operations while a search for a new head coach gets underway.

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Pacific Lutheran (D-III - Tacoma, WA): Per source, Spencer Crace, the former offensive coordinator at Sumner HS (Sumner, WA) has been named offensive coordinator at Pacific Lutheran.

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Minot State (D-II - ND): Rob Schlaeger, who served as a defensive graduate assistant at Wyoming, has been hired as the new defensive line coach.

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.