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The Scoop - Tuesday July 3, 2018

Tuesday July 3, 2018


ESPN: Could ESPN really lose Paul Finebaum to the Big Ten Network? It's not out of the realm of possibility. 

#15MostImportant: Mississippi State is on its fifth defensive coordinator in as many seasons, and to fill the role Joe Moorhead turned to a coach with the exact same background as him. Bob Shoop is the No. 11 most important assistant coaching hire of 2018.

Misericordia (D-III - PA): Defiance College (D-III - OH) head coach Aaron Mershman is joining the staff as offensive line coach / strength coach, per source.

Defiance (D-III - OH): Defiance College has posted their head coaching job. The new hire will mark their fourth head coach in four seasons.

LA Valley College (JC - CA): LAVC is seeking a Wide Receiver or Quarterbacks with recruiting coordinator duties. Primarily looking for coaches near or in the Los Angeles Area (SFV). The stipend only position will pay around $9,000 per season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in practice, game planning, video breakdown, analysis with Hudl, recruiting, academic oversight, and coaching their own position group. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing and/or coaching with the WR or QB position. Must be able to commute to campus, have at least 2 years of coaching experience. Additionally, candidates who are dedicated, detail oriented, hardworking individuals, and who take pride in their work will be the first ones considered for this position. Numerous additional income opportunities exist in the immediate area including but not limited to: candidates with a master’s degree in kinesiology may be eligible to teach adjunct classes at the 9 different campus locations of the LACCD including LAVC. For coaching candidates who are eligible to substitute teach in the state of California & have past their CBEST exam you can find the Los Angeles Unified School district substitute teacher pay scale here . Please email Head Coach Matthew White @ no phone calls and be ready to begin IMMEDIATELY.

McKendree (D-II - IL): McKendree University is currently looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant for either LBs or DBs. Applicant must have a 3.0 or better cumm GPA in college. Compensation will be free tuition plus $500 a month. Please send resume to Head Coach Mike Babcock at No phone calls please.

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Oklahoma Baptist (D-II): Oklahoma Baptist University seeks applicants for a position coach on the offensive side of the ball (WRs or RBs). The ideal applicant will be committed to helping all players in their position group strive to be their best on and off of the field. Responsibilities include but are not limited to film breakdown and data entry, recruiting, and other duties assigned by the head coach. This is an hourly position that pays $11,625 over 10 months. Oklahoma Baptist University is an institution founded on Christian principles and teachings whose primary purpose is to conduct educational programs in the traditional arts and sciences and in other disciplines with the intent to prepare students for effective leadership and service in the various vocations. Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references and a statement of faith to head coach Chris Jensen via email at Resumes can be submitted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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Westminster (D-III - MO): Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri is accepting applicants for a WR intern position. This will be a 10 month appointment startingAugust 1. Compensation is $250 per month and free housing. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: player retention, coaching the WR position group, game planning, practice planning, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Desired skills include Wide Receiver coaching and/or playing experience as well as excellent oral/written communication skills. Priority will be given to those candidates interested in a career within the coaching profession as well as experience working with Hudl, Front Rush, and various social media platforms. Interested candidates can send their resume and references to

Moravian College (D-III - PA): Moravian College is looking to fill an defensive intern position. Primary job responsibilities include recruiting qualified student athletes, coaching a defensive position, video breakdown and other off-field responsibilities as assigned by the head football coach and/or the athletic director. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree as well as defensive coaching/playing experience. Compensation includes a stipend, housing, meal plan, and the opportunity to take classes. Please send resumes with three professional references to No phone calls.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Director of player personnel Ryan Trichel has stepped down to spend more time with his family. Trichel spent seven seasons with the program, the last five as the director of player personnel.

UW-Stevens Point (D-III): Greg Breitbach, who spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Millersville (D-II - PA), has been announced as the new head coach. Breitbach previously served as an assistant coach with the program from 2003-06.

Defiance (D-III - OH): Defiance College is looking to hire an assistant football coach. Responsibilities will include but not be overall student-athlete instruction, coaching, recruiting and on-campus visit planning, game and practice planning, budget management, fundraising and student-athlete performance. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, HCAC, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous coaching experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31) with an immediate start date this first year. To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to

#15MostImportant: Chip Kelly assembled an eclectic staff in UCLA, but he turned to a longtime lieutenant in Jerry Azzinaro to run his defense. Azzinaro is #15 on our most important hires of 2018, and if he can fix the defense, look out.

Millsaps (D-III - Jackson, MS): Millsaps College is seeking a restricted earnings defensive assistant football coach. The applicant must be motivated, hard-working, and willing to learn to work and recruit at a selective private institution. The position includes coaching defensive backs and will require some video responsibility (DVSport, HUDL) as well as other jobs assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for an individual recruiting area, have a valid driver’s license, a bachelor’s degree and pass a background check. This position is a 10 month contract with benefits and includes room and board in addition to a salary based on experience/fit. Preliminary phone interviews will start right away with an immediate start date for the selected candidate. Please send resume’ and any other pertinent information to No phone calls please.

Minnesota Crookston (D-II - MN): UMC has an opening for either a full-time Wide Receiver or Defensive Line coach. With a salary range of $30,000-$32,000, the position will include a retirement plan as well as full UM benefits. A Bachelor's Degree and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are required. Preferred qualifications include previous Division II recruiting experience and a Master’s degree. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Sam Gooding at Please no phone calls.

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MacMurray (D-III - IL): MacMurray College invites applications for an Intern Defensive Backs Coach. Responsibilities include: position leadership, recruiting an area and an assignment such as operations, video coordination, strength, or equipment. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree, playing and/or coaching experience, and excellent communication skills. Compensation is $7,500 for a 10 month appointment, on-campus housing and meals. This is considered an entry-level position. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background check and show a clean driving record. Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Defensive Coordinator Kyle Langhoff at and For more information regarding this position, visit this link.

Defiance (D-III - OH):Defiance College is looking to hire a graduate assistant. Responsibilities include coaching; all aspects of recruiting; assisting with film breakdown; game and practice preparation, including video cut-ups; serving as an assistant for equipment; assisting head coach in other duties as requested; and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate football playing or coaching experience. This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2017. Successful candidates must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for admission to the Defiance College MAE program. Additionally, a tuition waiver of up to 9 credit hours will be applied toward any pre-requisite courses which may be needed for the MBA program, provided they are taken at Defiance College. Compensation includes salary, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to: . Applicants must also apply separately for admission to Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, a goal statement, and two letters of recommendation specifically written in support of admission to the graduate program. The letters must attest to academic competence and to your ability to work with people and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and social skill.To complete the admission application online, visit this link. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at

McDaniel (D-III - MD): McDaniel College, located in Westminster, MD, is looking for a part time assistant to work with the kickers and punters. Compensation package includes a stipend, and partial tuition waiver. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.​

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Trinity International has an immediate opening for defensive restricted earnings position working with the defensive line. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and work within Trinity International University’s Christian mission. The position will have their own recruiting area and will be responsible for coaching and managing their own position, including position meetings. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to film breakdown and data entry, assisting with special teams, recruiting, running positional meetings, assisting with game preparation, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The position includes housing and a $5,000 stipend. Send a cover letter, resume, and Statement of Faith and references to the Head Coach Lamont Butler at with subject line TIU DL Restricted Earnings. Offensive GAs send cover letter, resume and statement of faith. Review of applicants will begin immediately.