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The Scoop - Wednesday April 5, 2017

Wednesday April 5, 2017


ASA-New York (JC): Per source, Kyle Copeland has joined the staff to coach the linebackers. Copeland spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Bergenfield HS (NJ).

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (FCS): The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff is looking to hire an offensive graduate assistant. The position will NOT have a stipend but WILL cover full tuition as well as room and board. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and reference list to Thomas Sheffield at

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Washington: Jody Owens, a former linebacker at Montana State and Nevada graduate assistant, has joined the Washington staff in a graduate assistant role.

University of La Verne (D-III - CA): The University of La Verne is looking to hire an offensive graduate assistant to coach wide receivers. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and reference list to offensive coordinator Richard Worsell at

Colorado State-Pueblo (D-II): A few additions have been made to the CSU-Pueblo staff, per source. Mark Criner is on staff serving as co-defensive coordinator with Donnell Leomiti, Louisville quality control coach Pete Brown has joined the staff as running backs coach, and we previously reported the addition of defensive line coach Herman Brown yesterday.

Idaho State (FCS): Colorado State-Pueblo (D-II) defensive line coach Bo Beck was a candidate for the same position at Idaho State, but we are now told Idaho State does not plan to make a change under new head coach Rob Phenicie.

Murray State (FCS - KY): Brian Hamilton has been hired to coach the offensive line for the Racers. Hamilton spent the past two seasons as an offensive quality control coach at Cal and was the head coach at Concord HS (CA) for 11 years prior to that.

Notre Dame: Siriki Diabate has joined the ND staff as a defensive analyst, per source. Diabate previously coached the defensive backs at Colgate and was a defensive graduate assistant at Syracuse working with the linebacker prior to that.

Murray State (FCS - KY): Murray State has an opening for a special teams quality control position. This is not a paid position, but housing will be provided. If interested e-mail

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