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The Scoop - Tuesday November 19, 2019

Tuesday November 19, 2019


DePauw (D-III - IN): Bill Lynch has announced his retirement from coaching. The former Indiana University head coach has served as head coach at DePauw since the 2013 season. Lynch retires with 145 wins as a head coach at Butler, Ball State, Indiana and DePauw. "The time is right for my family and me," Lynch said. "I've been fortunate to have a great run in this profession, but with grandchild number 17 on the way there are many reasons for me to move on to the next stage with my family. Thanks to DePauw for the opportunity and especially to our director of athletics Stevie Baker-Watson. The support of the athletics and football staff has been outstanding and I really enjoyed coaching the young men who chose to attend DePauw." The University noted a search for his replacement is underway.

Arizona: Arizona has extended AD Dave Heeke's contract through March 31, 2023. He will earn $750,000 in base salary -- a $100,000 raise -- with $10,000 annual raises. He will also earn $100,000 retention bonuses on March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

Gannon (D-II - PA): Following the decision yesterday of Brad Rzyczycki to step down as head coach to move into an administrative role, Gannon has promoted offensive coordinator Erik Raeburn to head coach. Raeburn previously served as head coach at Coe College (D-III - IA), Wabash (D-III - IN) and Savannah State (FCS - GA).

Grand Valley State (D-II): Head coach Matt Mitchell has announced that Jack Ginn, who recently completed his 11th year on staff and second season as offensive coordinator, will not have his contract renewed.

Pearl River CC (JC - MS): East Central HS (MS) head coach Seth Smith has been hired as the new head coach. Smith was 55-34 overall rebuilding the East Central HS program over the past seven seasons, leading the team to a state runner up finish in 2017.

Second chances: Here are 6 non Power-Five head coaches ready for a second chance at the major college level.

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt will retain football coach Derek Mason next season, athletics director Malcolm Turner announced Tuesday. Read more here.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio affirmed that he plans to return as Michigan State's coach in 2020. More here.

Edward Waters (NAIA - FL):Edward Waters College is looking for a home and home date for October 3rd 2020 at home and reciprocating that weekend the following year 2021. We will also look at a guarantee game for that date. We are an NAIA that’s moving to NCAA D2 next year. Please call Head Coach Gregory Ruffin at 281-780-2602, or email him at

Highland CC (JC - KS): Highland Community College is seeking candidates for a head coach. This is a full-time 10-month contract with benefits. Position will be available January, 2020. Bachelor’s required; master’s preferred. Related coaching and recruiting experience desired. Must be eligible for employment in the United States without sponsorship. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about the position and what constitutes a completed application, request the application packet from

Alabama: Athletic director Greg Byrne has had his contract extended through June 30th, 2026.

South Carolina: South Carolina's leadership is clear they want to retain Will Muschamp, but that becomes less clear with each word they say.

Rutgers: The return of Greg Schiano as head coach, which had reportedly been "at the goal line" last week, hinges on the 14-person Board of Governors, who is expected to recommend Schiano's full hire, according to By law, the BOG must provide a 48-hour heads up before convening in a special meeting to vote on the hire, needing a majority vote for final approval and the article adds that introductory presser could be later this week.

Augsburg (D-III - MN): After 15 seasons leading the program, head coach Frank Haege has announced his resignation. Haege won 57 games in 15 seasons, which was good for the second most all-time by a leader of the program.

Juniata (D-III - PA): Tim Launtz, who has led the program since 2011, has announced his retirement after nearly 25 years with the team. The announcement from the school notes that Launtz will stay at Juniata as a "valuable member of the college staff. A national search will begin immediately for his replacement.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Head coach Sal Dewalt has stepped down after leading the program for three seasons. The team went 1-9 this year. A national search will begin immediately for his replacement.

Defiance (D-III - OH): Per sources, there is a position open on the staff, with the possibility of it being a coordinator position.

WV Wesleyan (D-II): WV Wesleyan College is seeking an away game for 9/5/2020 & and 9/4/2021. FCS opponents preferred. Please contact Head Coach Tony Testa at if interested.

Pitt State (D-II - KS): Head coach Tim Beck won't be back. Change is coming for the once mighty program.

Coaches primed for 2nd opportunity: With the success Ed Orgeron and Mario Cristobal are having, we took a look at 10 former head coaches, who currently aren't in that role, who might get their chance to show how they have grown.

UW-Eau Claire (D-III): University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is looking to fill one (1) open date for 2020. Weeks 3 and 4 are all currently open. Searching for NCAA Division III or NAIA teams. If interested, please contact University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Football at


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Colorado Mesa (D-II):Colorado Mesa is looking for a possible home-away game with D2 schools for 2020-2021 seasons in week 2 (Sept. 12, 2020 and Sept. 11, 2021). Would consider a money game with FCS program. Interested programs can contact

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