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Monday July 27, 2008

"Deserving Credit" is a series highlighting several of the terrific young and/or lesser known coaches throughout the country that are worthy of national recognition.

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Grand Valley State: Eric Koehler leaves his post as head coach at Wartburg College to take the offensive coordinator job at Grand Valley State.

LA Avengers: Pat O'Hara accepts the head coaching position with the LA Avengers. O'Hara previously served 3 seasons as offensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Storm.

Presbyterian College: BJ Connolly will now coach the defensive line unit. Connolly previously served as the director of football operations. Also, Brandon Sarver will serve as the video coordinator. Sarver has spent the previous five seasons working at Wake Forest University.

Texas State University: Former North Texas defensive line coach Mike Bugar will coach the defensive line at Texas State. Bugar spent the previous seven years at North Texas.

Wartburg College: Former Wartburg College head coach Rick Willis will again assume the role of head football coach at Wartburg after head coach Eric Koehler suddenly accepted the offensive coordinator job at Grand Valley State. Willis led Wartburg to a 79-17 record in his previous stint as head coach before becoming the college's athletic director in 2005.

Western Washington: Chip Shipman has been named tight ends coach. Shipman previously coached the running backs and tight ends during the past three seasons at Southern Utah University.

JOB OPENING:

Texas A&M-Commerce: has an opening for a graduate assistant. Compensation includes 6 hours tuition and a meal plan. No housing or stipend. Interested should email Jamie Critchlow - Jamie_Critchlow@tamu-commerce.edu.