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The Scoop - Tuesday April 23, 2019

Tuesday April 23, 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

XFL Dallas: Bob Stoops has announced Chris Woods as his defensive coordinator in Dallas. Woods was a defensive quality control for Oklahoma from 2015-17. Woods formerly coordinated defenses for Texas State, Columbia and Wittenberg University.

It Just Means More: We took a deep dive into the SEC's hiring habits, and we learned the SEC is more incestuous than Game of Thrones.

UTSA: The program has announced the promotion of offensive quality control coach Rishaw Johnson as the new running backs coach. Johnson has been a part of the program the past three seasons, starting as a graduate assistant before moving to a quality control role.

San Jose State: SJSU has revealed initial plans for a $40 million football operations facility they'll be breaking ground on soon.

NCAA Rule Changes: The NCAA has announced some changes to overtime rules, and tweaks to targeting, and more. More details here.

University of Mary (D-II - ND): The University of Mary is looking to fill their open defensive graduate assistant position. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing and/or coaching linebackers. Candidates will be responsible for film editing/breakdown using HUDL, recruiting your own area, and all other duties assigned by the head coach. Position includes a full tuition waiver, a stipend of $3,750, and 75 meals per semester. All interested candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references to No phone calls please.

Oregon State: The Beavs take you inside the unique design elements of their new uniforms.

West Georgia (D-II): The University of West Georgia has promoted Graham Craig to offensive coordinator, per source. Craig is entering his second season coaching at UWG, and he will continue to coach the quarterbacks.

Minnesota State CTC (JC): Sources tell FootballScoop that Dakota State (NAIA - SD) defensive coordinator Cory Miller has accepted the head coaching job.

Reedley (JC - CA): Reedley College has an immediate opening for an assistant coach (considering any position) with a MASTER’S degree in any of the following: Kinesiology / Physical Education; Exercise Science, Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education/Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise or Adaptive Physical Education. In addition the coaching stipend in the fall, the position will include multiple classes this summer, fall, and possibly spring. Start date is June 10th. Interested coaches please email their resume, official title of master’s degree, and pertinent materials to Head Coach Eric Marty at

Florida: Assistant director of player personnel Otis Yelverton has been placed on leave following an arrest Monday morning, for allegedly doing this...

Albany (FCS - NY): The University at Albany is looking for a Head Video Coordinator / assistant Director of Operations. Minimum Requirements: Experience editing in either XOS or DVsport Systems, experience in editing non linear videos for social media and internal purposes, experience interviewing, hiring, and managing a team of student assistants, experience troubleshooting or working with IT to solve issues. Exemplary Candidates will also have experience editing in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere) and experience in ARMS and HUDL Recruit recruiting databases. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Bill Nesselt at with ‘UAlbany VC Candidate’ in subject line.

Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Jack Welch, the former head coach at Copperas Cove HS (TX), has come out of retirement to take the special teams coordinator / running backs coach job at Texas A&M Commerce. Welch is the all-time leader in wins at Copperas Cove HS, where he went 193-84-1 in 24 seasons leading the program.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Finlandia University is looking to hire a Full-Time Defensive Assistant coach. Looking for candidates with either linebackers or defensive line experience. Responsibilities will include practice organization, game plan preparation, scouting/ game breakdowns (Hudl), positional organization, academic accountability, recruiting, and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. Must be highly organized and show commitment to leadership and developing young men both on and off the field. If interested please email cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Travis Wiltzius at


Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Eduction.

Macalester (D-III - MN): Macalester College is accepting applications for an assistant football coach. This position is a full-time, 12 month assignment with full benefits, reporting to the Head Football Coach. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: on and off-campus recruitment of student-athletes, on field coaching, practice planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, coordinating team travel and camps/clinics arrangements, and additional duties assigned by the head coach with potential coordination of recruiting and or/other coordinating opportunities. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Successful coaching experience at the collegiate level required. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references through Macalester’s Employment Services site. No phone calls please.

NFL: NFL executive Rod Graves is stepping down to become the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, Jim Trotter tweets.

Minority Coaches: There's another layer to the NFL's minority head coach problem that isn't getting the attention it deserves.

Trinity (D-III - San Antonio, TX):Trinity University is looking to schedule one game in 2020- would prefer to host. Open date is Week 2, September 12, 2020. Willing to offer a guarantee to help offset travel expenses. If you have inquiries, please reach out to Jerheme Urban at or 210-999-8296.

Mark Richt: A return to coaching not in the cards for Mark Richt, but he does have a new gig...

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