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Tuesday June 1, 2010

Coaches Quick Hits: Mike Sherman, Turner Gill

Tuesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Duke: Former Duke player Jomar Wright has joined the staff. Wright's title has not been announced.

Utah Blaze (Arena League): Head coach Ernesto Purnsley and his coaching staff will not return. The Blaze have replaced Purnsley with Ron James. Jermaine Younger and Jeff Hoffman will return as assistant coaches. James will serve as the OC. Younger will coach the lines. Hoffman will be the DC.

Randolph-Macon College: North Carolina Wesleyan offensive grad assistant Jake Bowman has accepted the defensive backs job at Randolph-Macon College. We hear the GA position at Wesleyan has been filled from within.

University of Rhode Island: Former University of Arizona student assistant Alex Auerbach has been hired as an offensive assistant at University of Rhode Island.

Norfolk State University: is seeking a part-time Tight End's position coach. This individual will coach the TE position as well as have duties in the video department (LRS) and working with the scout team as well as any other duties assigned by the head football coach. A stipend will be provided and can be paid August - December 2010. No allowance is provided for housing. Please forward resume to before June 15, 2010 to be considered for this position. No phone calls please.

WPI (Worcester, MA): Assistant football coach, offensive restricted earnings position. This is a 10 month position beginning August 1st. $12,000 with No housing. Some meals will be provided. Assist the Head Coach and the Offensive Coordinator in all phases of the game. Will coach own position and will have recruiting area for on-road recruitment. Looking for college experience at the QB/WR positions. No phone calls. Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references to:

Appalachian State: We are now hearing that head coach Jerry Moore may have interest in former Marshall University defensive backs coach Jeff Burrow for the open wide receivers job. Burrow coached the wide receivers at Jacksonville State in 2007 and 2008.

Tiffin University: seeks Defensive GA (Defensive Line). Position includes tuition, housing and 5,000 stipend. Please email resumes to

Bowdoin College: (Brunswick, ME) is accepting applications for a Defensive Assistant Football Coach (secondary experience preferred) in its Athletics Department. The Assistant Coach of Football possesses the technical knowledge to assist in all aspects of the intercollegiate sport of football, including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Experience recruiting student athletes to highly selective liberal arts colleges preferred. The successful candidate may also teach classes in the Physical Education program(including Strength & Conditioning), assist in another sport or perform administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. This position is subject to a pre-placement physical, motor vehicle check and criminal history record check. Interested applicants should visit and complete an online application for the position. Paper and emailed application materials will not be considered. Bowdoin College is committed to equality through affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Rice: We are hearing that former University of Arizona student assistant Alan Tenenbaum has joined the Rice Owls staff as defensive quality control.

Appalachian State: No word yet on the wide receivers job at App State. Let us know what you are hearing.

Valdosta State: Our sources tell us offensive grad assistant Seth Boyett has left the staff to accept a high school coaching position.

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Otterbein University: Graduate Assistant - located in Westerville, OH, and member of the Ohio Athletic Conference is currently seeking applicants for two graduate assistant coaching positions. The ideal candidates will have the responsibility of working with the Wide Receivers (offensive) and Defensive Line (defensive). While experience in these areas is preferable, all qualified applicants will be considered. The ability to get into our MBA program and/or Masters of Teaching program is required: In addition to the cost of tuition, the position pays a moderate stipend, with meal consideration. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to . No phone calls please. Position will start on August 1st, 2010.