Thursday March 20, 2014
Robert Morris (NAIA - IL): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Nathan Bell and wide receivers coach Nate Peterson will not return. Former Missouri Valley College defensive backs coach Denny Honnold has been hired as defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach Toby Goetz has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
Northwestern State (FCS - LA): As we told you over the past few weeks, Mike Lucas has now been formally named defensive coordinator and Austin Mangin has been named special teams coordinator. Also, offensive line coach Ben Norton has been named offensive coordinator, Kyle Manley will now coach the quarterbacks, Derrick Foster is moving from running backs to receivers, Jackson Dean is moving to tight ends and Will Weaver is moving to running backs.
Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin University is accepting nominations and applications for a assistant football coach intern. This position will report to the Head Football Coach. This internship is designed as a 10 month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. The position will include a stipend, meal allowance, and housing. Pursuing a graduate degree at a nearby university may be possible. Apply online at www.millikin.edu/employment
Lehigh: Head coach Andy Coen has promoted inside linebackers coach Joe Bottiglieri to defensive coordinator and finalized his staff with the addition of Craig Sutyak (DBs), Jay Ridinger (assistant DBs), Scott Brisson (WRs / recruiting coordinator), and Andy Marino (TEs).
Nebraska: Former Husker defensive back Kenny Wilhite has accepted a position with the recruiting staff, per HuskerIllustrated. Wilhite previously coached the defensive backs at Southeast Missouri State.
Arkansas Tech (D-II): Per source, Northeast Mississippi (CC) defensive coordinator Paige Anders has accepted the safeties / recruiting coordinator job at Arkansas Tech.
Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University, located in Philippi, WV, is currently accepting resumes for a graduate intern running back coach. This coach will have his own position to coach and his own recruiting area. The successful candidate must have experience playing or coaching running backs at the collegiate level. The compensation will include a salary, housing, meal card, and an individual health insurance policy. Interested candidates should send credentials to Assistant Head Coach Kirk Campbell's email address email@example.com. No phone calls please
Holmes (CC - MS): Per source, former Auburn All-American Chris Shelling has accepted the defensive backs job at Holmes CC.
Ball State: Pete Lembo has agreed to a new 5-year deal at Ball State. CBS has reported it, and we have confirmed. The new deal is expected to make Lembo among the highest paid coaches in the MAC.
North Texas: Dan McCarney offically joined the Twitter world this morning (@UNTCoachMac) and let us know that he finalized and signed his new 5-year deal that we reported earlier this month.
Cornell: Guido Falbo, who most recently worked as the assistant head coach / defensive coordinator at Alderson-Boraddus (D-II - WV), has joined the staff and will coach the running backs, per source.
UTSA: UTSA has an open defensive grad assistant position available. Requirements include; a 3.0 undergrad GPA, have taken the GMAT or GRE, and a completed grad school application (by April 1). Qualified applicants can send their resumes to director of football operations Adam Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Washington’s Squat and Cathy Cover Two Techniques: At FCS Perennial powerhouse Eastern Washington University, Cornerbacks Coach Cherokee Valeria ties his players' footwork to their eyes and uses two methods to do so: Squat and Cathy. In an exclusive clinic report on XandOLabs.com, Valeria details both of his Cover Two techniques, including the drills he uses to teach them, against various releases they will see during the course of the season. Click here to read Coach Valeria’s clinic report.
ESPN: Former Tampa Bay Bucs GM Mark Dominik has been hired as an ESPN analyst and will begin on NFL Insiders.