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Thursday December 19, 2013

Thursday December 19, 2013

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Our comprehensive list of every head coaching change from the NFL to NAIA

Florida: Sources tell us that New Mexico special teams coordinator / outside linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler will join the Florida staff. Hutzler worked with defensive coordinator DJ Durkin at Florida (as a quality control coach), as well as at Stanford. We've been hearing for a few days that Jeff Choate was trying to get back on with Chris Petersen, haven't confirmed that; but sounds like that's what has happened. Will update...

Rhode Island (FCS): Sources, and multiple reports, indicate that Central Florida defensive coordinator Jim Fleming will be Rhode Island's new head coach.

Arizona Christian (NAIA): After 14 years with the Paradise Valley HS (AZ) football program, head coach Donnie Yantis has decided to take the head coaching job at Arizona Christian University, a brand new NAIA program.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sources tell us that Texas Lutheran co-defensive coordinator Braxton Harris has withdrew from consideration for the head coaching job.

Adams State (D-II - CO):Adams State is looking for a game on September 5th of 2015 (home and home option), or an FCS guarantee. Located in Alamosa, Colorado. Contact Billy Lindquist if interested at

Pasadena CC (CA): Running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Cordell Landers has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities.

Arkansas State: Blake Anderson's buyout is $3 million if he leaves within the first two years, the buyout then drops to $2 million for the next two years and then $1 million (five year deal). His initial salary is $700,000. Will update...

James Madison: Sources tell us that Everett Withers will be the next head coach at James Madison. Withers has spent the past two years at Ohio State as the assistant head coach / co-defensive coordinator, and prior to that was the defensive coordinator at North Carolina for three seasons. Withers served as the interim head coach at UNC during the 2011 season (going 7-5) after Butch Davis was let go.

Calgary Stampeders (Canada): The Stampeders have announced the hiring of Rich Strubler as their new defensive coordinator. Stubler spent the past two seasons running the defense for the BC Lions.

Army: Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan will be interviewed for Army's head coaching job according to Kevin Gleason of the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record. Sullivan is a former Army player and assistant.

Idaho State (FCS):Idaho State is looking for a home (contract) game on either September 13th or 20th, 2014. Looking for a Division II or NAIA program. Contact Sheldon Cross at if interested.

Emory and Henry (D-III - VA): Former Virginia Tech offensive line coach Curt Newsome will be named head coach at Emory and Henry tomorrow, according to a report from Allen Gregory.

Central Arkansas: Sources tell us tolook for Gulf Coast CC offensive coordinator Chad Huff and receivers coach Pete Bennett to join Steve Campbell's staff at UCA.

Northeastern State (D-II - OK): Washburn (D-II - KS) offensive coordinator Rob Robinson has been named head coach at Northeastern State.

Houston Texans: Houston's first interview was with former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, according to the Houston Chronicle.

James Madison (FCS): Brian Stinespring, John DeFilipo and Everett Withers are finalists for the job according to the Richmond Times Dispatch

Southeast Missouri State: Tom Matukewicz has agreed to a four-year deal (running through January of 2018) worth a base salary of $130,000, with additional compensation up to $57,000 per year.

Pima CC (AZ): Former Buena HS (AZ) head coach Ryan Scherling has joined the staff as offensive coordinator.

Arkansas State: Last night we were told the only person from North Carolina that Blake Anderson definitely was taking to A-State was offensive quality control Keith Heckendorf (likely as quarterbacks coach at A-State). Will confirm later today...

Southern (FCS - LA): Head coach Dawson Odums has reportedly agreed to a new contract a contract extension, keeping him at Southern.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Darrin Hicks has been announced as the new offensive coordinator. Hicks most recently served as the quarterbacks coach at St. Augustine University (D-II - NC). Also, Cornelius Coleman has joined the staff and will coach the defensive line.

North Carolina Central (FCS): Sources tell us South Alabama receivers coach Jerry Mack has accepted the head coaching position at NCCU. 

Blinn (JC): Blinn College announced Keith Thomas as their new head coach Wednesday. Thomas, a 35 year coaching veteran, served as the head coach at Navarro College (1994-1997) and spent 13 seasons as a head coach at the high school level in Texas. He most recently served as the Housing Director at Blinn.

FAU: Dan Shula is joining Charlie Partridge's staff as an offensive assistant. Shula most recently coached the receivers at Illinois State.

Arkansas State: UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson will be announced as the new head coach at a press conference this afternoon. Anderson will not coach North Carolina in the Belk Bowl.

Central Arkansas: The university has now confirmed that Steve Campbell is the program's new head coach.

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College of Idaho (NAIA): Sources tell us that Chris Petrilli, who served as an offensive assistant last season at Charleston Southern working with the receivers and running backs, has joined the staff at the College of Idaho and is serving as defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator.