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The Scoop - Monday December 26, 2016

Monday December 26, 2016


Pomona-Pitzer (D-III - CA): John Walsh has been promoted to lead the Sagehens program. Walsh has been the team's defensive coordinator and associate head coach for the last four seasons, and also served as the team's recruiting coordinator.

UConn: Bob Diaco has been let go the school has announced. The move is effective January 2nd. In three seasons under Diaco, UConn won 11 games. Read more about the move here.

Richmond: Per source, VMI (FCS - VA) inside linebackers coach Justin Wood is leaving to join the Richmond staff.

Kentucky: Athletic director Mitch Barnhart told the Herald-Leader recently that a top priority for him is to sit down with head coach Mark Stoops and hammer out a way to keep the coaching staff intact for next season, adding "Certainly, I want to keep our staff together," and "I want to keep them here at Kentucky, but I also want what's best for them and their families. We'll try and walk through that."

Hastings College (NAIA - NE): Clint Head, the head coach and athletic director at Doniphan-Trumbull HS (NE) has been named the team's new offensive coordinator. During his time at Doniphan-Trumbull, Head led the program to six playoff appearancees, a state title and numerous offensive records.

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Warsaw Eagles (Warsaw, Poland): The Warsaw Eagles, who compete in the highest level of American football in Poland, are seeking two (2) assistant coaches. 1. Defensive Coordinator who will be responsible for defensive scheme, game planning and implementation. 2. Offensive/Defensive Line Coach (possible special team coordinator duties for the right coach.) Compensation will include a competitive European assistant salary, furnished housing, insurance, gym pass, transport pass and round trip airfare. Contract will run from late January into July. COLLEGIATE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Please send CV/Resume to

The FootballScoop Podcast: With the holiday weekend, we wanted to remind folks that the podcast will make it's return next with Zach sitting down with Baylor head coach Matt Rhule on The Press Box, and Doug talks about the importance of creating a culture with a few accomplished coaches on Beyond the Whistle.

Nevada: Former Bishop Gorman (NV) head coach David White will coach the running backs on Jay Norvell's staff.

Limestone College (D-II - SC):Limestone College is looking for a home or away game on September 9, 2017 and another on November 11, 2017. Please contact Curt Lamb, Assistant AD for Sports Performance at or 864-488-8354.

2016-17 College Head Coaching Changes