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Thursday May 22, 2014

Thursday May 22, 2014

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Washington State: Per source, Washington State has hired former UCLA GA Chris Reinart as a defensive GA. Reinart worked at UCLA with Washington State assistant Jim Mastro. 

Midland (NAIA - NE): Midland University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Fremont, Nebraska (just outside of metro Omaha), is seeking two graduate assistant coaches. These positions will be offered within our graduate assistant structure, requiring admission to the University's Master of Education and Leadership or Master of Business Administration programs. The person who holds this position will receive tuition remission from the University and potentially receive an on campus meal plan, free campus housing, and monthly stipend. Inquiries should send resume and letter of interest to head coach Josh Gehring at Gehring@midlandu.edu.

Congratulations to Mike Bellotti and Jerry Moore, the newest coaches to join the College Football Hall of Fame

Virginia Tech: Per this story from Hokies beat writer David Teel, Virginia Tech is looking to hire a director of player personnel and a director of high school relations. 

Garden City Community College (KS): Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jeff Kelly has resigned, the school has announced.

Davenport (NAIA - MI): As we reported back on Tuesday, Ferris State (D-II - MI) defensive coordinator Lou Esposito has now been formally announced as the new head coach at Davenport University.

Minnesota-Crookston: Wes Nurse has been announced as the running backs and tight ends coach on Mike Fritze's staff. Nurse spent the past two seasons coaching the corners at the University of North Dakota. The following adjustments were also announced; Robby Case will serve as both OC and OL coach, Mike Clark will continue to work with the QBs / WRs while also serving as pass game coordinator, and DL Levi Bullerman has added the titles of special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

Bluffton (D-III - OH): Heidelberg special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan Moore has been named the offensive coordinator at Bluffton University. 

Western Carolina: Per source, Jaybo Shaw, an offensive quality control coach at Army, is the new receivers coach at Western Carolina.

Dirk Koetter, Offensive Coordinator: The Atlanta Falcon's Offensive Coordinator reveals only to X&O Labs why he considers Four Verticals a horizontal concept; how the "Stop" route by Outside Receivers can be more productive than the "Comeback"; how you should vary routes for your Single Back to make him the most effective receiver in the package; and other details he's never told about his offense. Click here to read the exclusive Dirk Koetter interview.

Reinhardt (NAIA - GA): Reinhardt University is seeking 3 highly motivated interns. Two of the positions will be on the defensive side working with the corners and defensive line. The offensive position will work with the tight ends. There is a small monthly stipend, affordable off campus shared housing, and affordable meal plan that goes with each position. Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred. No graduate school available. Preference given to applicants with background in Georgia or surrounding states. Required knowledge of HUDL and Microsoft office. Please contact Coach Adam Carter with cover letter, resume, and references at jac@reinhardt.edu.

Morthland College (D-III - IL): Mike Rude, who has spent 44 years as a high school coach, has been hired to help start the football program and serve as athletic director at Morthland College. The program will being as a JV squad and hopes to field a varsity squad in 2016.

Kansas Wesleyan: Former head coach Dave Dallas has been tabbed as the new head coach at North County HS (Bonne Terre, MO).

Mercyhurst (D-II - PA): We are told that Mercyhurst has no open positions on staff at this time.

St. Francis (FCS - PA): Mercyhurst University defensive line coach Matt Gueguen has been hired to coach the defensive line.

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Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): SWOSU is looking to hire two graduate assistants. One will work with the defensive line, and the other will be responsible for the defensive backs. The GAs will assist with all aspects of a NCAA Division II football program including compliance with NCAA, and University rules and regulations, recruiting area and management, position coaching, summer camp coaching, video editing and breakdown (Hudl), and other duties as assigned. Bachelor's and admission to the SWOSU graduate program is required. Previous participation and/or coaching experience is preferred. Graduate School tuition remission, and a monthly stipend are provided. Student insurance is available. We will NOT accept resumes after June 15th. Forward letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the position, resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Head Football Coach Dan Cocannouer at dan.cocannouer@swosu.edu. Applicant would start immediately upon approval and hire.

Occidental (D-III – CA): Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, CA is currently seeking applications for a RB coach. This is a 5 month position and there is a stipend of $3000 available. No housing or benefits are attached to the position. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video breakdown, recruiting, equipment, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required and experience playing or coaching the running back position. Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter, Resume, and three Professional References (including phone numbers) to Director of Football Operations, Justin Luthey at Luthey@oxy.edu . Minority applicants and those from the Los Angeles area are encouraged to apply. Note: Occidental Football is a morning practice team. Applicant must be free from 6:30am-9:30am.