Thursday July 26, 2012
Longtime college coach Tucker Reddington passed away earlier today at age 82. Coach Reddington coached at Gannon University, University of Buffalo, Canisius College, and Buffalo State as well as time spent serving as the director of the Glazier Football Clinics. Please keep his family and loved ones in your prayers.
New York Giants: David Gettleman has been promoted from director of pro personnel to senior pro personnel analyst and assistant director of pro personnel Ken Sternfeld has been promoted to director of pro personnel.
Plymouth State (NH): Bobby Johnson, recent Worcester State graduate, will coach the defensive tackles.
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have announced that assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has resigned due to personal reasons. The Raiders have decided to not fill his position this season.
Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA): Dakota Wesleyan University, located in Mitchell, SD is looking for a Defensive Line Graduate Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the head coach and defensive staff with day-to-day operations, practice planning & set-up, film breakdown, equipment, travel, recruiting a territory, coaching a position, and other duties related to the position as assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year institution; successful collegiate playing and or coaching defense preferred, but not required. The successful applicant will need to apply and be accepted to the Master of Arts-Education Program. The applicant will also need to pass a background check before the position is filled. The position includes 2/3 of tuition paid for as well as a stipend. Please email letter of application, resume, and list of at least three professional references to assistant coach Jason Glasco, email@example.com. No phone calls please.
We received word last night that Phoenix College (JC) head coach Land Jacobsen has died.We were told he had been shot at his home during an invasion. Terribly sad news. Please keep coach Jacobsen's family and friends in your prayers.
TCU: Randy Shannon has now officially joined the staff as linebackers coach.
Arizona Western (JUCO): Several new hires have taken place at Arizona Western including safeties / corners coach Vernon Smith, and wide receivers coach Richie Martin. Smith spent the past two seasons coaching cornerbacks for the Comets of Palomar College in California and Martin previously spent time with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Also, William Carr joined the staff to coach the defensive line. Carr was a Big Ten All-American with Michigan and is also an NFL veteran with the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.
Army (Sprint): East Central University (D-II - OK) offensive assistant Blake Byars has been hired as the offensive line coach.
Montana: Head coach Mick Delaney has had the interim tag dropped and has agreed to a two year contract extension, the University announced moments ago.
Occidental (D-III - CA): Update on the staff at Oxy. Several new hires including safeties coach Kevin May, running backs / special teams Jeff Kearin, Robert Hartenfels as corners, Lance Fauria at tight ends and Jim Lynch to coach the offensive line. Also, Justin Luthey has been promoted to defensive line / director of football operations and Ed Park has added recruiting coordinator to go along with coaching the receivers.
Worcester State University (D-III - MA): Cy Butler has been named passing game coordinator / receivers coach and Chris Nasis will coach the quarterbacks and special teams.