Tuesday April 1, 2014

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Happy April's Fools everybody. If you, or someone on your staff, just crush another coach in the office with an April's Fools prank please let us know. Everyone is looking for a good laugh today!

Maine (FCS): Defensive backs coach Joe Harasymiak has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Fordham (FCS - NY): Head coach Joe Moorhead has formally announced the hiring of Jon Wholley as assistant defensive coordinator/linebackers coach and Darin Edwards as defensive line coach. Wholley spent the past four seasons at Connecticut, and Edwards arrives after working seven years on the Sacred Heart staff. 

Warner University (NAIA - FL): Per source, former Lake Wales (FL) head coach Rod Shafer will be the next head coach at Warner.

Upper Iowa: Head coach Tom Shea has filled his three open positions on staff with the additions of Chris Eads (DBs), Michael Bangston (OL), and Ben Curran (WR).

Nebraska: Per source, Brian Crist has joined the Nebraska staff as director of player personnel. 

Winnipeg (CFL): Former Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Bob Wylie has been named offensive line coach of the Blue Bombers. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian University is looking to fill home JV games Monday September 1st , 8th, and 15th. Please contact Coach Miller at temiller@kcu.edu if interested.

Arkansas Monticello (D-II): University of Arkansas at Monticello is looking for a game for the 2014 season. The date is October 18th. Open to any level of competition. If there is interest, contact Chris Ratcliff, Director of Athletics, at 870-460-5852 or ratcliff@uamont.edu.

LSU: Former Stephen F. Austin defensive backs coach Devin Ducote has joined the LSU staff as a grad assistant working with the special teams. 

TCU: Former Oklahoma State special teams grad assistant Ty Linder has joined the TCU staff as a grad assistant. We had heard back in January that Linder was headed to North Carolina...but he is now at TCU. 

North Carolina A&T (FCS): Former Catawba (D-II) head coach Chip Hester is joining the NC A&T staff as receivers coach, per source. 

Wake Forest: Tyler Santucci has joined the staff as assistant defensive line coach. 

Holmes CC (MS): Per source, Raymond Gross will join the staff as quarterbacks / running backs coach. The former Georgia Southern quarterback has previously coached at Bethune Cookman and Howard among other stops. With Gross joining back up with Tim Stowers...buckle up, looks like some option football is coming to town. 

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Missouri Valley College (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College is seeking applicants for Student Assistant coaching positions. These positions are intended for individuals who are trying to finish up their undergraduate education. Individuals will receive a scholarship package covering a percentage of tuition, room, and board. Previous football coaching or playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should email Assistant Coach Monty Roe at: roem@moval.edu

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Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Head Coach Jason Woodman has filled all vacancies on the staff. Chris Harvey has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator while Jeff Horrocks (WR) and JR Dorman (Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator) round out the staff that already includes Mike Compton (OL), Ryan Dumont (RB/Special Teams) and Pat Mascaro (DL).