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Wednesday January 7, 2009

Open Dates Database will be updated again this afternoon. Athletic directors: send in your information for 2009 & 2010.

Boston College: Head coach Jeff Jagodzinski has interviewed with the NY Jets.

Chicago Bears: We hear linebackers coach Lloyd Lee will not return.

Iowa State: Sources tell us that UNLV running backs coach Kenith Pope will join the Iowa State staff.

North Dakota State: We hear offensive coordinator Pat Perles is a candidate to join both the Ball State and Miami (OH) coaching staffs. We also hear linebackers coach Kyle Nystrom is a candidate to join the Eastern Michigan coaching staff.

Presbyterian College: In addition to becoming athletic director of Spartanburg district-5 school district, former head coach Bobby Bentley, will return to Byrnes High School (SC) as offensive coordinator.

USC: As FootballScoop first suggested nearly a month ago, Carl Smith has rejoined the Trojans staff as quarterbacks coach. Smith will also carry the title of assistant head coach for offense. Smith is expected to call the plays.

Wesleyan (CT): We hear Rico Brogna is returning to Wesleyan as an assistant coach. Brogna coach at Wesleyan in 2004 as wide receivers coach.


Averett University: Graduate Assistant Football Position. Averett University (NCAA Division III, USA South Athletic Conference) located in Danville, Virginia. This position includes room, meals , tuition as well as a stipend. Qualified candidate will coach a position, be responsible for recruiting qualified athletes from a specific recruiting area as well as being involved in monitoring academic progress and aiding in the strength and conditioning program. Averett offers Masters Degree's in Education and Business. Computer skills are a must. Candidates with strong academic background are encouraged to apply. Email resume and references to Head Football Coach Mike Dunlevy at <>. No phone calls.

Notre Dame College: invites applications for the full time position of Head Football Coach. This will be a new scholarship program for 2009. Notre Dame College competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is a member of the American Mideast Conference. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the head coach will possess a high level of academic integrity; competency in football skill instruction; practice and player conditioning; recruitment and retention of student athletes; effective interpersonal and public relations skills. The head coach will work closely with the Director of Athletics in obtaining practice fields, hiring the position staff and purchasing the equipment. The head coach will have an inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student athletes, faculty, administration, staff and the community. The candidate will have an understanding of our mission as a Catholic institution in the tradition of Sisters of Notre Dame who educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • College coaching experience
  • Head Coaching experience
  • Recruiting and program administration
  • The understanding and demonstrated commitment to a NAIA/NCAA rules compliance and scholarship program
  • Recruiting experience in Northeastern Ohio or ties to Northeastern Ohio

Please send cover letter with resume and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Susan Hlavacek, Director of Athletics, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 or email to <>. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2009. Notre Dame College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Portland State University: Assistant Football Coach - Portland State University, an NCAA FCS institution and a member of the Big Sky Conference, is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Football Coach - Defense. Preference given to Defensive Backs or Linebackers. Responsible for assisting in all aspects of developing and advancing a competitive football program in the Big Sky Conference. Bachelor's degree required. Collegiate coaching experience at the Division I level preferred. Recruiting experience and networking for the western United States & Texas desired. PSU is an AA/EO institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity. For the full position announcement, refer to the Human Resources website under "Faculty & Administrative Openings". Send resume, application, and references by email to <> or fax to 503-725-5550, Attn. Kevin Emberton, or mail the above information to: Kevin Emberton, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207.

Whittier College (CA): is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. This is a full-time, 10 month position that reports directly to the head football coach an overseen by the Director of Athletics. Whittier College is a private liberal arts college and a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, SCIAC, as well as NCAA Division III. The Assistant Football Coach will be responsible for the recruitment, academic monitoring and mentoring of new student-athletes, organization of practices and games and compliance with University, Conference and NCAA rules. The coach will also have input in the total organization and management of the Whittier football program. Requirements include quality collegiate coaching experience as a defensive coordinator; bachelor's degree required with a master's preferred. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills; exhibit high ethical standards, and the ability to work in a team orientated environment. The position may also entail secondary athletic administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics. All applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and current contact information for three references to: BJ Hammer, Head Football Coach, Whittier College, 13847 Earlham Dr., Whittier, CA 90602 or <> <> . Review of applicants will begin immediately with a start date to be determined. Salary commensurate with experience.