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The Scoop - Monday July 2, 2018

Monday July 2, 2018


Please join us in praying for the family of former Ole Miss head coach Billy Kinard, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 84 after a long illness. Kinard also served as the head coach at Gardner-Webb for one season.

#15MostImportant: Chip Kelly assembled an eclectic staff in UCLA, but he turned to a longtime lieutenant in Jerry Azzinaro to run his defense. If Azzinaro can fix the defense, look out.

Missouri Baptist (NAIA): Per source, Brighton Hill has accepted the defensive line / strength and conditioning job at Missouri Baptist. Hill was previously the director of strength and conditioning for the Arkansas State men's basketball program and assistant strength coach for the football program for the Red Wolves.

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn is seeking applicants for the position of Offensive GA working with an Offensive Skill. Prior experience playing or coaching a skill position is preferred. Knowledge of Hudl and Digital Editing such as Photoshop, etc. is preferred. Will be responsible for your own position, conduct meetings on your own, and recruit your own area . Applicants must be accepted into William Penn Masters of Business Leadership program with a 3.0 GPA. Stipend, Tuition waiver, and possible housing is included (start date is immediately). Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Offensive Line Coach, Brett Stewart, with the subject “Offensive GA” to No phone calls.

Hampden-Sydney (D-III - VA): Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, VA is seeking applications for an assistant football coach. This is an entry level position with hourly compensation plus free housing. The essential duties include assisting with an offensive skill position (Wide Receivers / Slots) and using the video editing system (HUDL) to break down film. Other related duties may be assigned by the head coach. This is a temporary position that runs from early August through December. Bachelor’s degree required and candidates must demonstrate an understanding of NCAA Division III rules. Interested candidates should send their resumes and a list of references to Assistant Football Coach Zeke Traylor at

Injuries: In response to changes to the gambling laws, Big Ten ADs want the NCAA to install a standard injury reporting system. 

Southwestern (NAIA - KS): Southwestern has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant coach working with the Quarterbacks. Previous coaching and or playing experience at the Quarterback position is required. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience coaching their own position, running their own meeting and recruiting their own area. Compensation will include housing, meals, tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be able to gain admission into the graduate program. If interested, email resumes to Offensive Coordinator Adam Kirby at

Thiel (D-III - PA): Thiel has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings defensive assistant. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of coaching, planning and organization of practices, game day duties, on the road recruiting and retaining student-athletes, game breakdowns and other assignments requested by the Head Coach. Compensation includes $11,000 salary, housing, some meals and benefits. Thiel College is an equal opportunity employer. All interested and qualified applicants email resume and references to head coach Dan Blume at

Becker (D-III - MA): Becker College, a division 3 school located in Worcester MA, is looking to hire a restricted earnings defensive line coach starting August 1st. It is a 10 month position that offers a stipend and a meal plan. Interested candidates should send resumes to

Shepherd (D-II - WV): Frostburg State (D-III - MD) offensive coordinator Tyler Hiatt will be the new offensive coordinator at Shepherd, per source.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Campbellsville University is accepting applications for a graduate assistant on the offensive side of the ball. Applicants will be responsible for managing their own recruiting area and will be responsible for coaching and managing their own position, including meetings. Position comes with a $10,000 stipend to be used to pay for school and living expenses. Bachelor’s degree and admission into a Campbellsville University graduate program is required. Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter, references to Head Coach Perry Thomas at No phone calls.

Yesterday the FBS officially ushered in a new team, and saw one drop to FCS

Illinois: Illinois is looking for a candidate to fill the role of assistant coach, football coaches video. Under the direction of the Assistant Coach Football Video assist with all technology, video and editing projects, daily cutups and video/slide content for position meetings, recruiting, and video analysis. To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by July 6, 2018. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Tim Knox,

Interviews may take place before closing date but no selection will be made until after the closing date.

Winston-Salem State (D-II): Per source, offensive line coach Steven Aycock has stepped down to take a job outside of football.

West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M has an immediate opening for a defensive position, either LB or DB, depending on best candidate. interested applicants can apply via this link. This position is full time with benefits. No phone calls or emails please. Position announcement will close July 6th.

Massachusetts Maritime (D-III): Massachusetts Maritime Academy, NCAA 3, Buzzards Bay, MA. Has an opening for a restricted position coach starting August 1st. The compensation will include room and board while classes are in session as well as a 13,000.00 stipend. There is an additional stipend available for someone with strength and conditioning certification. We are most interested in someone who has the s&c certification or can become certified by August 13th. Email resumes to Interviews will take place the week of July 9th.

The 15 most important assistant coaching hires of 2018 –#15 – Rod Smith (Illinois)#14 – Matt Canada (Maryland)#13 Harlon Barnett (Michigan State)

Tiffin (D-II - OH): Tiffin University seeks applicants for a full-time defensive assistant position coach. Linebackers / Defensive Line coaching experience and recruiting at the college level preferred; additional consideration given for special teams’ experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree preferred. Computer skills including but not limited to HUDL, Excel, Power Point, and Viso also preferred. All interested applicants can send a cover letter, resume, and references to

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Per source, offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Jeremiah Fiscus has left to become the head coach at Blue Stem HS (Leon, KS). We understand that Henderson State has hired former Minnesota graduate assistant David Kekuewa as offensive line coach and promoted quarterbacks coach Hayden Hawk to offensive coordinator. Also, wide receivers coach Dom Mirocke has been promoted to assistant head coach / pass game coordinator.