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The Scoop - Monday March 18, 2019

Monday March 18, 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

Last Chance U: Jason Brown, the former head coach at Independence CC (JC - KS) finally explains what he was thinking when sending that infamous "Hitler" text to a player that went viral, in an official statement.

South Dakota State (FCS): Jimmy Beal has been announced as the new running backs coach. Beal spent the past nine seasons at Northern Arizona, where he primarily worked with the running backs while also assisting on special teams and serving as the team's pro liaison and camp director.

Appalachain State: Going through spring ball as a first-time head coach with a new staff and players can be a lot like going through a drive-through, Eli Drinkwitz explains.

Dakota College at Bottineau (JC - ND): Dakota College at Bottineau has an opening for an offensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Responsibilities include coaching a position group, formulating game plans, some special teams duties, and some recruiting and conditioning duties. Other duties on campus for extra pay will most likely be available including, but not limited to tutoring, security, academic monitoring, etc. Salary for just the coaching aspect will be in the 6000-6500 range with a starting date of July 16, 2019 for either the season or the entire school year. On-campus room and meals are quite likely as well. See the complete job description via this link. Please email cover letter, brief offensive philosophy statement, and resume to AD / head coach Dan Davis at No phone calls at this time please.

Coffeyville CC (JC - KS): Coffeyville Community College has an immediate opening for an entry-level restricted earnings position coaching the Defensive Backs. The position includes housing, meals, and health insurance with the ability to earn more money through the dorms. College playing or coaching experience preferred. Hudl experience preferred. Special Teams experience preferred. Previous experience coaching Defensive Backs required. Please send a resume and references to Defensive Coordinator Matt St. Germain at

Fort Scott CC (JC - KS): Former Fort Scott co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Christopher Rutledge is joining the staff at Palm Beach Central HS (FL) as run game coordinator / offensive line coach, per source. Rutledge previously worked as an offensive graduate assistant at FAU working with the offensive line.

LSU: After a 10-win season and a Fiesta Bowl victory, LSU is set to hand Ed Orgeron a raise and an extension. O also got himself a lot of backside protection should LSU decide to make a change. Details here.

Overtime rules: After November's 7 OT marathon between Texas A&M and LSU, the SEC is discussing a tweak that would end marathon OT games.

Coffeyville CC (JC - KS): Coffeyville Community College has an immediate opening for an entry-level restricted earnings position coaching the Wide Receivers. The position includes housing, meals, and health insurance with the ability to earn more money through the dorms. College playing or coaching experience preferred. Hudl experience preferred. Special Teams experience preferred. Previous experience coaching Wide Receivers required. Please send a resume and references to Offensive Line coach Cody Oates at No phone calls please.

Maine Maritime (D-III - ME): Maine Maritime currently has four temporary assistant coach positions available. The successful candidates will be college graduates and possess previous college playing and/or coaching experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in practice and game planning, video breakdown and analysis with DVSport and Hudl, recruiting, academic oversight, and coaching their own position group. There are openings on both offense and defense. Compensation includes an hourly wage and housing. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé, a completed MMA ApplicationMMA Self-Identification Form*, and contact information for at least three professional references to: For more information please visit the Maine Maritime human resources site via this link.

Kevin Steele: "It's not about the formations. It's not about the packages. We're going to pursue the ball relentlessly."

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking a defensive graduate assistant. Candidates must be interested in a degree in Kinesiology and Recreation and have a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach Norm Eash with “Defensive GA Position” in the subject line at

CoachComm:CoachComm is looking to hire a Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Full Time Regional Sales position covering ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD and WY. Responsible for sales of Headset and Practice Systems to D2, D3, NAIA, JUCO and high schools. Must live in territory. Extensive Overnight Travel Required. Serious Inquiries Only. Send resumes to

Lindsey Wilson (NAIA - KY): Jonathan Paramore has been hired as the team's new defensive line coach. Paramore previously coached the defensive line at Trinity International (NAIA - IL).

How many teams made the post season in both football and men's basketball?

Butler (FCS - IN): Per source, Marian University (NAIA - IN) offensive line coach BJ Coad has been hired to coach the offensive line.

Butler CC (JC - KS): Butler Community College has an immediate opening for an entry level restricted earnings position Coaching the Running Backs. The salary is 10k and includes housing and meals. College playing or coaching experience required. Hudl experience preferred. Previous experience Coaching Running Backs and recruiting ties to the Southeast is preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter to Offensive Coordinator Brice Vignery at No phone calls please.

Scoop 'Em Up: A.J. Blum spent the last 2 seasons as the defensive line coach at the University of Houston, where he developed and coached Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver. Prior to being at Houston he was a high school coach in the greater Houston area (Spring Westfield/Klein Forest/Livingston) for 14 years where he held titles as assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator, defensive line coach. Blum was part of 11 playoff qualifying teams and assisted in developing 31 defensive lineman who went on to play at the collegiate level including 4 HS All Americans. Blum is a Ashland University (D-II - OH) graduate. Recruiting areas have included Texas, Louisiana and various junior colleges. Relationships and references include; Major Applewhite (Alabama), Lamar Morgan (Louisiana), Dan Carrel (New Mexico), Clay Jennings (North Texas), Randy Clements (Florida State), Corby Meekins (Texas), Justin Outten (Green Bay Packers) and Chris Morgan (Atlanta Falcons). Interested programs can reach Coach Blum at

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Source tells FootballScoop that Mike Johnson, who spent the past three seasons coaching the defensive backs at Huntingdon College (D-III - AL), has joined thee staff as defensive backs coach.

Morrisville State (D-III - NY): Morrisville State, located in central New York (30 miles southeast of Syracuse), is seeking applicants for two entry-level assistant football coaches (2 position available – RBs & WRs). Preferred candidates will have playing and/or coaching experience at the position desired. Resume building opportunities include (but are not limited to): Coaching your own position, recruiting your own area, academic monitoring of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL), plus other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Compensation package includes a $5,000 stipend (9 months), off-campus housing, and partial meal funding. In addition, because of employment within the SUNY system, this position is entitled to receive a tuition waiver for one online graduate class per term at any SUNY institution (max 12 credits per year). Start date is flexible. Interested candidates should email materials to Head Coach Curt Fitzpatrick at

Wagner (FCS - NY): Per source, Lee Hull is the team's new offensive coorrdinator and wide receivers coach andArmani Garrick has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant.

Keiser (NAIA - FL): Per source, Jalani Lord has moved from wide receivers to offensive line coach, Chris Ortiz-Torres has moved from defensive line to wide receivers, and special teams coordinator Damaso Munoz is no longer with the staff.

Butler CC (JC - KS): Chris Jones who spent the 2006-16 as the wide receivers coach at Butler Community College has returned to the Grizzlies as new wide receivers coach. Prior to returning to Butler, Jones spent time at Big Spring HS (TX).

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.