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The Scoop - Tuesday November 15, 2016

Tuesday November 15, 2016


Brevard College (NC): Brevard College head coach Paul Hamilton has resigned after 10 seasons. Hamilton previously served as Head Coach at East Tennessee State and Elon, along with being the QB coach at Air Force for 7 years. He has served the last 4 years on the AFCA Ethics Committee.

Concordia (NAIA - Ann Arbor, MI): Lonnie Pries has annouecd that he is stepping down down, and the school has promoted defensive coordinator Joshua Schumacher to the third head coach in program history.

Mayville State (NAIA - ND): Head coach John Haines will not return next season. Haines was a 2000 alum of Mayville State and led the program for three season and a 11-20 overall record.

Make sure your players see Tony Romo's remarks on Dak Prescott today.

Arizona State: AD Ray Anderson said Tuesday Todd Graham, whose contract expires in 2019, will return for a sixth season in 2017. Here's why.

Florida International: Butch Davis explains the staff he's looking to hire at FIU, and how Anthony Hopkins and an Alaskan grizzly bear explain FIU's place in college football.

Virginia Union (D-II): Head coach Mark James has been let go after three seasons, per sources. James led the program to an 8-2 mark and a trip to the playoffs for the first time in 24 seasons last year.

Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Following Ken Sparks's retirement, Carson-Newman has announced former offensive coordinator Mike Turner will be the team's new head coach.

Michigan Tech (D-II): Following the retirement of Tom Kearly yesterday, Michigan Tech announced the promotion of defensive coordinator Steve Olson to head coach. Olson just wrapped up his sixth season as part of the staff, the past three as defensive coordinator.

Culver-Stockton College (NAIA - MO): Head coach Jeff Duvendeck has resigned after six seasons as head coach.

Texas Lutheran (D-III): Head coach Danny Padron has announced his retirement. Padron was 40-30 in seven season as head coach.

Lindenwood (D-II - MO): Sources tell us that head coach Pat Ross will not return. Ross led the program for 13 seasons and is the winningest head coach in program history at 107-64. Lindenwood finished this season 3-8. Update>>Lindenwood has now announced the move.

Coach K explains how he builds and maintains a culture while dealing with constant turnover.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is looking for an offensive graduate assistant coach. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Coaching/Playing experience preferred. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and full-tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to head coach Cory Sauter at

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St Ambrose University is looking for a Home game in 2017. The following dates are open: September 2 and October 14. Return game in 2018 possible for September 1, 2018. Looking to schedule NAIA or DIII opponent. Please contact Mike Magistrelli if interested.

Pomona-Pitzer (D-III - CA): Pomona-Pitzer has now officially posted their head coaching position. Back in September, head coach Roger Caron announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season.

Bethel (NAIA - TN): Bethel University is looking for one game in 2017. The following dates are open: September 16 and November 11. Would prefer a home game on November 11 against an NAIA opponent but open to other possibilities. Please contact Chris Elliott at if interested.

Wingate (D-II - NC):Wingate U is looking for a home game on 9/30/17. In 2018 the game will be away but must be home in 2017. Interested programs can contact

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