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The Scoop - Wednesday March 8, 2017

Wednesday March 8, 2017


NCSA: Next College Student Athlete is looking to add to our Football Head Recruiting Coach Team. This is a role where you will work from home and connect with our student-athletes within our network and provide recruiting advice and coaching sessions via skype, phone calls, email, or texting. Experience with the recruiting process in the Southeast and Texas is beneficial for the role. It is a full time, 40 hour per week role and is eligible for all employee benefits. If this sounds like something you are interested in, apply via this link to the Football Head Recruiting Coach Application or contact Gary Barnstable at NCSA via email at

Navarro (JC - TX): Navarro College is looking to fill a full time defensive assistant and academic liaison position. The successful candidate must have previous coaching experience and experience working with academics is a plus. Responsibilities will include overseeing academics for football, recruiting, coaching a defensive position, film breakdown, and other duties assigned by the defensive coordinator and head coach. Please send resumes, cover letter, and references to Cody Crill at

Northern Illinois: Jordan Lynch has been announced as the Huskies' running backs coach. Lynch once finished fifth nationally in rushing with 1,920 yards and 23 touchdowns as NIU's quarterback.

Arizona State: The program has announced the hirings of former Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen as a non-coaching consultant and ASU Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White as a program ambassador. “As a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan Danny White has always been one of my heroes,” Todd Graham said in a statement. “He is one of the finest persons I have ever met. What he brings to our program and what he can do to make a difference in our player’s lives is something I am looking forward to."

A federal lawsuit attempted to overturn the NCAA's transfer rules. It didn't work.

Springfield College (D-III - MA): Springfield College is no longer accepting applicants for their open position. Thank you for the overwhelming response.

LSU: The special teams duties are being split among five assistant coaches (Tommie Robinson, Dennis Johnson, Corey Raymond, Jeff Grimes, and Mickey Joseph) with Greg McMahon overseeing those coaches until the NCAA formally a tenth assistant coach, Ed Orgeron has noted.

Northern State (D-II - SD): Thanks to an overwhelming response, we're told that both the graduate assistant positions have been filled on staff.

Hiram (D-III - OH): Per source, Hiram has hired Aaron Pobiak as their new defensive backs coach. Pobiak spent last season coaching the slot wide receivers at Independence CC (JC - KS) and has prior experience as a defensive coordinator.

Eastern Washington (FCS): Jase Butorac has been promoted from strength and conditioning intern to offensive line coach. Butorac played at EWU from 2010-2014.


Guardian Caps:“I’ve definitely heard about the Guardian Caps, but I only have so many dollars. Why should I use my budget money for them?” – HS Coach in Kansas. In addition to addressing the buildup of blows for your guys, the caps protect the paint on the helmet and go over pretty darn well with parents.

East Carolina: Keith Gaither has been formally announced as wide receivers coach. He was hired as Temple's wide receivers coach on Jan. 23 and spent the previous two seasons at Army.

South Dakota State (FCS): Per source, Augustana (D-II - SD) defensive coordinator Brian Bergstrom is the new safeties coach.

New York Giants: Sources tell FootballScoop that Bobby Blick has been hired as a defensive assistant with the organization. Blick, who spent last season as the director of player personnel at Army West Point, replaces Rob Leonard who was recently promoted to assistant defensive line coach.

Florida Tech (D-II): Florida Tech, located in Melbourne, FL is looking for an opponent for September 2nd, 2017. Will consider all options. Interested programs can contact Steve Englehart at

New Orleans Saints: Eastern Illinois (FCS) defensive coordinator Mike Hodges joined the Saints staff a while back as a defensive assistant, but we now understand that the appointment is official.

FIU: Aubrey Hill, who joined the Marshall staff as wide receivers coach last month, will be the new wide receivers coach on Butch Davis' staff, per Brett McMurphy. Hill spent the 2016 season as the head coach at Miami Carol City HS (FL).

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): EKU is looking to hire a director of football operations. Details on DFO Scoop.

Air Force: Air Force has formally announced the addition of Taylor Stubblefield as their new wide receivers coach.

Reedley (JC - CA): Eric Marty has be re-hired as the full-time head coach at Reedley College. Marty served as the head coach in 2016 on a one-year contract.

Garden City CC (JC - KS): Josh Beekman, a former All-American offensive lineman at Boston College with coaching stops at Concord (D-II - WV) and at FIU as a graduate assistant, has joined the staff as offensive line coach, per source.

Utica College (D-III - NY): Utica College is currently seeking a part-time, Athletic Assistant for Football. Experience playing and coaching linebackers and or secondary is preferred. Stipend, housing, meals, and graduate school credits included. Please apply at via this link.

Independence CC (JC - KS): Eddie Williams has been hired as the offensive line coach / run game coordinator, per source.

Tennessee State (FCS): Tennessee State is looking for an FCS opponent for October 21, 2017 or November 4, 2017. Will Consider D-II with possible guarantee. Contact Jamar Ritch at

UT-Permian Basin (D-II): UT Permian Basin has two open dates to fill. Week 1 of 2018-2019 and week 2 of 2018-2019. Please contact head coach Justin Carrigan if interested

Utica College (D-III - NY): Utica College has a part-time assistant football coach position, 10 months, $10,000 stipend. Experience playing and coaching linebackers and secondary is preferred. Please apply via this link.

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