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The Scoop - Thursday March 16, 2017

Thursday March 16, 2017


Northern Iowa (FCS): Former Northern Illinois and Georgia Tech offensive coordinator John Bond is joining the UNI staff as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, per Bruce Feldman.

Delta State (D-II - MS): Jerry Partridge has joined the program as defensive coordinator. Partridge joins the staff with 20 years of head coaching experience at Missouri Western State (D-II) where he went 149-83 overall.


Stonehill College (D-II - MA): Ben Chapman has joined the staff as defensive line coach, per source. Chapman previously worked at Castleton State (D-III - VT) for two seasons coaching the linebackers.

Wittenberg (D-III - OH): Wittenberg is accepting applicants for an offensive assistant football coach preferably working with quarterbacks, wide receivers, or running backs. This is a full-time, 10-month position. Primary duties include on the field coaching for offense and special teams. A Bachelor's degree and at least 1-3 years of previous college coaching experience are required. Offensive coaching and playing experience is preferred. Interested applicants are required to create a profile and fill out the application via this link, and then upload a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

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Nebraska: Mike Riley has stated that a number of assistant coaches will coordinate special teams by committee.

Pitt: Graham Wilbert, who previously served as the director of player personnel at FAU, has joined the Pitt staff as director of player personnel.

Ferris State (D-II - MI): Steve Casula, who spent the past few seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Davenport (D-II - MI) before being named interim head coach, has joined Tony Annese's staff at Ferris State with the title of offensive coordinator. Casula fills the opening left by Sparky McEwen, who left for the Davenport University head coaching job after coaching the wide receivers and serving as passing game coordinator at Ferris State.

West Florida (D-II): Riley Swanson has joined the staff as running backs coach and Blair Peterson has joined the staff coaching the tight ends. Swanson's past coaching stops include Georgia Prep Sports Academy, and Peterson's include Texas and FIU.

Stetson (FCS - FL): Cliff Odom has joined the staff as defensive backs coach.

Friends University (NAIA - KS): Head coach Monty Lewis has been let go after 14 seasons, a 93-52 record and three conference titles. Lewis is the winningest head coach in school history, and was number seven in wins among active NAIA coaches last year. Dion Meneley, who recently joined the staff after four seasons as Hutchinson CC (JC - KS) will be the interim head coach.

2016-17 College and NFL Head Coaching Changes