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The Scoop - Tuesday June 18, 2019

Tuesday June 18, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – XFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Please continue to join us in lifting up Rose Magee, the wife of Ole Miss running backs coach Calvin, in prayer. Rose was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and those looking to help with a donation can do so via this link.

Oklahoma: Details of Lincoln Riley's contract are now out. Young man gettin' paid.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State University is currently seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. The position includes a stipend, housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, Defensive Line. Experience playing and coaching the Defensive Line is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing, social media, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to assistant coach Randy Wilkins Please no phone calls.

Lincoln (D-II - MO): Lincoln University is seeking a defensive coordinator. Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of three (3) years of successful coordinating experience on the intercollegiate level. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Available to start immediately. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Garden City CC (JC - KS): Garden City is searching for a linebackers coach. This is a part-time position with a stipend of $12,000 plus housing and food. Responsibilities will include recruiting and coaching your own position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience and or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please forward all request to Coach Minnick at

East Coast Prep (Postgrad - MA): East Coast Prep is seeking an assistant coach who is qualified to serve as our academic coordinator as well for the 2019 season. ECP plays a very competitive schedule against D1 JV, Junior College and other Postgraduate programs. Besides coaching your own position you will work directly with the Head Football Coach in working with our players in charting their academic work and NCAA eligibility requirements. Our previous 2 coordinators have gone ontothe Division 1 level and to the Head Coach position at a top level Junior College position. This is a great opportunity for the right person! This is a 4 month position(August 15 to December 15). Position includes room and board and a $12k stipend! Please email your resume to by June 29th, 2019. No phone calls please.

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Lawrence Tech (NAIA - MI): Lawrence Tech University is looking to hire 2 GA positions. One on each side of the ball. Must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA. These positions will be responsible for film breakdown, recruiting, assisting the coordinators and head coach in all facets of the program. Compensation package includes a stipend, half tuition, housing, and a meal plan. Looking for high-quality individuals with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Interested candidates can apply to

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Hamilton College (D-III - NY): Per source, Cornell (FCS) assistant head coach / quarterbacks coach Shane Hurd has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Hamilton.

Cincinnati Christian (NAIA - OH): Cincinnati Christian University Athletics Department invites applications for a full-time assistant coach for the Men’s Football program. This position has a 12 month obligation. The assistant coach for Men’s Football is responsible for assisting in all aspects of administration and operation of the NAIA collegiate men’s football program. Responsibilities to include but not limited to serving in the capacity of DBs or LBs coach w/in-season and non-traditional practices. Will also have responsibilities for recruiting, academic retention and some administrative duties. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience coaching DBs or LBs and ST at the college level. Please email FootballCCU@gmail.comyour resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references. No phone calls please.

New Mexico: University of Kentucky defensive quality control Dillon Sanders has accepted a full-time assistant coaching position on the defensive side of the ball at New Mexico source tells FootballScoop. The Lobo Lair first reported the move.

$60 million high school stadium: You have to see the video.... 

Husson (D-III - ME): Husson University is seeking applications for a Part-Time coaching position. The position includes a stipend only, this is a non-benefited position. Primary responsibilities include coaching your own position group, recruiting on and off campus, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. The ability to work in the area for additional income exists. Interested candidates should send their resumes to and by applying at this link.

Navy: Sydney Sims has joined the staff as assistant recruiting coordinator / on-air reporter.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accepting applications for a restricted earnings position. This position will coach the RBs / TEs. This is a $10,000 position. Please send resume’s to head coach Tyler Fenwick at

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Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): Coleton Ethier has been hired as defensive line coach / video coordinator. Ethier previously served as the linebackers coach at Minot State (D-II - ND). Also, Jordan Linnen has been promoted to defensive backs coach / assistant recruiting coordinator and Josh Kofoed has been elevated to tight ends coach / director of on campus recruiting.

Northern Iowa (FCS): The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for an offensive intern position. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply; position will be dependent based off the applicants received. This position will be involved with the breakdown of opponent film, scouting reports, practice organization, day to day operations with recruiting, and all other responsibilities delegated to them from the Offensive Coordinator. This is an unpaid internship that will begin as soon as possible. No salary, housing, or benefits will be available. All interested applicants can send their resume and information to Please no phone calls.

Lyon College (NAIA - AR): Jason Fronabarger, who previously coached at West Alabama (D-II), has accepted a position on the Lyon College staff working with the defensive line and working as video coordinator.

Mike Gundy: Why a disappointing season in 2018 has energized Mike Gundy to coach even longer than he'd previously planned.

Occidental (D-III - CA): Occidental College in Los Angeles has two openings for part-time seasonal coaches. Looking to hire a RB/Slot coach on Offense, and a Defensive assistant, either DL or DB. Some recruiting is expected as well as coaching. Both positions begin August 1 and run through November 30. No housing, meals, or benefits. Seasonal wage is $6,250 paid hourly. Bachelors degree is required. Successful candidates must pass a criminal background check. Only finalists will be contacted. Please submit letter, resume, and list of three references to head coach Rob Cushman at No phone calls please.

Now that summer camps and official visits are winding down, coaches are going to have some free time on their hands before fall practices begin. We reached out to Taylor Mitchell, a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, and asked him what five things coaches could do during this break to improve their financial lives. Here are Taylor’s thoughts on what coaches can be doing. 

1. Re-evaluate current financial situation

During the fall and through recruiting season, it is easy to put finances on the back-burner. While it isn’t ideal to spend vacation time evaluating finances, it is important to reflect where you currently sit financially. Did you make progress toward reaching your goals this year? Do changes need to be made? Consider taking inventory of where you are and what adjustments need to be made so that you can reach your goals. It’s no different than reevaluating your football roster – what pieces do we need to fine-tune to take the next step in our financial lives? 

2. Set clear financial goals

Again, setting financial goals takes time and effort. In football, we set clear goals for our position groups, units, and teams – it’s important to do the same for the financial parts of our lives.Whether it’s paying off debt, purchasing a first home, or saving for retirement, set clear and explicit goals for yourself.

3. Prepare for open-enrollment

Selecting workplace benefits like health insurance or retirement plans can be overwhelming and may be easy to ignore. As a young football coach, I knew nothing about the health insurance or retirement plans to select from, so I ignored the emails from HR and was automatically enrolled into plans. Now working as a Financial Advisor, I help evaluate and educate coaches on their different options to help lessen this burden in their lives.

A majority of schools typically have their open-enrollment periods during the busiest time of the year for coaches in either the middle of the football season or during peak recruiting season in December and January. Open-enrollment is an opportune time to make changes to help maximize employer offered benefits like health insurance and retirement plans. During this summer vacation period, it may be a great time to begin evaluating your workplace benefits and to have a plan for potential adjustments at the end of the year.

4. Consolidating and coordinating retirement savings

Constantly moving in this profession may mean having retirement savings in a number of different places. Consolidating retirement savings in one place can help provide a clearer picture as to where you sit toward your retirement goals. There can be advantages to consolidating retirement assets like having retirement savings professionally managed, greater investment choices, and more flexibility. It’s important to review the pros and cons of consolidating retirement benefits with a financial professional as it can vary based on your retirement benefits, financial situation, and goals.

5. Have a plan

Evaluating your current financial situation, setting clear financial goals, preparing for open-enrollment, and consolidating retirement savings takes time, effort, and special attention. We coaches have concrete plans for our football programs in how to take our teams to the next level. Our financial lives require the same amount of attention. Having a concrete plan in place helps remove uncertainty and emotion behind decisions that can have an enormous impact on our lives.

Taylor provides free consultations for coaches all over the country. He can be reached at (425) 372-4804 or at Take advantage of this opportunity before the season begins.