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The Scoop - Monday April 1, 2019

Monday April 1, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Cal: Cal is looking to hire a Director of Player Personnel and Director of Recruiting Communications in their recruiting department. Must apply online via this link by Thursday April 4th.

Lock Haven (D-II - PA): Lock Haven University is currently seeking a full-time 12-month defensive backs coach. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, coaching your own position group, managing a recruiting area, film editing/breakdown, game/practice preparation, as well as other duties assigned by the head football coach. Candidates must have great work ethic, excellent communication skills, collegiate recruiting experience, and experience working with a diverse student population. In addition, a minimum of 2 years of collegiate coaching experience or 1-year collegiate coaching and head high school coaching experience is a prerequisite for the position. A Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a background check is required. Position will pay $36,000 with full benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via this link. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, April 6th, 2019.

AAF: The AAF's majority owner says an up-or-down decision on the league's future could come "tomorrow."

Contracts: John Calipari is reportedly in line to sign a "lifetime" contract to remain at Kentucky.

Cal: Cal is looking for a Graduate Assistant. 3.0 undergraduate GPA required. Interested candidates can email

Wittenberg (D-III - OH): Per source, Dayton (FCS - OH) linebackers coach David Marquis has left the staff to return to the Wittenberg staff as defensive coordinator - the position he held prior to joining the Dayton staff.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sul Ross State University has two graduate assistant openings. Looking for an offense (prefer WR) and defense (prefer LB) position. Start date will be August 5th 2019. Send resumes to

Jacksonville (FCS - FL): Jacksonville is no longer accepting applicants for their corners job. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

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Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD is seeking two graduate assistant coaches on the offensive side of the football. Positions will be determined based on the best candidates available. Successful candidates will start June 1st 2019. The positions are entry-level positions onto the coaching staff at Dakota Wesleyan University. The positions require passing a background check and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Education program. The successful candidates will receive a 2/3 tuition waiver, $1,500 stipend for 10 months (Aug-May), and a meal plan. No housing is included. Experience playing or coaching on the offensive side of the football is going to be a deciding factor in determining the successful candidate for this position. Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to fostering diversity, is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes the candidacy of underrepresented groups. Please send cover letter, resume and references to head coach Ross Cimpl at

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Matt Borich, who spent the past six seasons as the defensive coordinator at Bucknell (FCS - PA), has joined the staff as defensive line coach. The program has also added Charlie Noonan (LBs / run defense coordinator), Anthony DiMichele (RBs / STC), and Chris Zarkoskie (OL) as well.

Welcoming to scouts: NFL scouts say Nick Saban's program is the clear winner when it comes to treating scouts well. Have a look at why; and which other programs do a good job, and which don'

Georgia Tech: Defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker created a new practice incentive for players with some creativity, a trip to Walmart, and some spray paint.

Bluffton (D-III - OH):Bluffton University is seeking a Divisions III opponent for the 2020 & 2021 seasons. The dates available are Week 3 or Week 4. We are open to considering a home and home series. If interested, email Head Coach Aaron Krepps at

Manchester (D-III - IN):Manchester University has schedule openings for Weeks 3 and 4 for the 2020 and 2021. If interested, please contact head coach Nate Jensen

Hanover (D-III – IN):Hanover College has schedule openings for Weeks 3, and 4 for the 2020 and Weeks 2, 3 and 4 for Seasons 2021 and 2022 and are looking for NCAA Division III opponents. If interested, please contact head coach Matt Theobald

East Central CC (JC - MS): ECCC is currently seeking a volunteer coach/part-time student service assistant, preferably with Mississippi ties, for 2019 football season. The open position is defensive backs. This is a 10 month position requiring competent computer skills (HUDL, and Microsoft Office). Duties will include working with student services and monitoring campus dorms. Compensation is based on an hourly wage with meals, insurance and housing provided. Applicants may email their resumes to head football coach Ken Karcher at No phone calls please.

April Fools: The Florida Gators won't actually take the field in these threads; but it sure would be something if they did.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Per source, New Hampshire (FCS) running backs coach Casey DeAndrade is leaving to join the Holy Cross staff.

Lake Forest (D-III - IL): Tony Shiffman, who spent the past two seasons at Fort Madison HS (IA) as the head coach, has been hired as the new offensive line coach at Lake Forest College, per source.

Nebraska: "There's a scoreboard in life. We shouldn't run from that. We should embrace it."

Mississippi State: Fordham (FCS - NY) tight ends / co-recruiting coordinator Ian Pace is joining Joe Moorhead's staff as an offensive quality control, sources tell FootballScoop. Pace was a four year starter on the offensive line at Fordham and has previous coaching experience at Bowling Green as well.

Illinois: Carson Hall, who coached the outside linebackers at Valdosta State (D-II - GA) last season, has joined the staff as a defensive assistant, working with the defensive line, per source.

Bluffton (D-III - OH): Tyler Wright has been hired as the quarterbacks coach for the upcoming 2019 season. Wright coached at Bluffton from 2010-14, and previously served as the quarterbacks coach at Troy HS, serving as offensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Middle Tennessee: Kenneth Gilstrap has joined the staff as corners coach, per source. Gilstrap has held positions on staff at Florida A&M (FCS), UT-Martin (FCS) and Arkansas Monticello (D-II) this off-season before joining his alma mater.

Mount St. Joseph (D-III - OH): Mount St. Joseph University has schedule openings for Weeks 2, 3, and 4 for the 2020 and 2021 Seasons and are looking for NCAA Division III opponents. If interested, please contact head coach Tyler Hopperton at

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