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Tuesday January 27, 2015

Tuesday January 27, 2015


Washington State: The school has announced that Eric Mele will be the team's full-time special teams coordinator and that Brian Odom has been hired to a defensive quality control position. Mele was elevated to Wazzu's interim special teams coordinator midway through the 2014 season after coming aboard as an offensive QC assistant.

San Francisco 49ers: Former East Carolina head coach Steve Logan will reportedly join the 49ers offensive staff per Matt Maioccco who covers the team. Logan's position is not known at the time. Logan's last coaching position was with the Bucs in 2011 when he served as running backs coach. He was Tomsula's offensive coordinator when they were with the Rhein Fire back in 2006.

Dakota State University (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University is looking for a defensive coordinator. Previous college playing experience, previous coordinating and experience coaching defensive backs is preferred. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred. Go to this link to post your resume, cover letter and references. Please, no phone calls, emails or text messages to the current football staff.

New Mexico State: Eastern New Mexico defensive coordinator Oliver Soukup is joining the staff, per source. We had heard as defensive coordinator but now hear possibly as coaching the linebackers with Zane Vance taking over the coordinator duties. Will update once roles are clear.

Earlham (D-III - IN): Per source, former defensive coordinator Nick Johnson will be the new head coach at Earlham. Johnson is currently serving as the head track and field coach at the college.

Ventura College (CC - CA): Ventura College has an assistant opening attached to a full-time Kinesiology instructor vacancy. Must have Masters degree in Kinesiology or related subject. The position is geared toward a candidate with offensive Coordinator experience, tremendous organization and leadership ability. Interested applicants can apply via this link. No phone calls please.

Kent State: Per source, Mark Spencer will be Kent State's new running backs coach. The move was first reported by SI.

Albany: Head coach Greg Gattuso has announced a number of adjustments to his staff. Among the additions to the staff for 2015 are Jay Foster (DBs), Nate Byham (TEs), and Dave Plungas (defensive assistant). Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bernard Clark has added the title of associate head coach, Aaron Smith has added pass game coordinator responsibilities, former director of operations Jeff Ditman has been promoted to special teams coordinator, and Harry Traylor moves into the director of operations role.

NY Jets: The Jets and new head coach Todd Bowles have now formally announced the additions of Steve Marshall (OL), Kevin Patullo (QBs) and Marcel Shipp (RBs). The rest of his staff is as follows; Chan Gailey (OC), Kacy Rodgers (DC), Bobby April (STC), Pepper Johnson (DL), Mike Caldwell (ILBs), Mark Collins (OLBs), Joe Danna (DBs), Karl Dorrell (WRs).

Chowan (D-II - NC): Chowan has an immediate opening for an assistant coach (LBs). This is a full-time (12-month) position that will report to the head football coach and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the University’s intercollegiate football program. Preferences include collegiate coaching experience (or other significant coaching experiences) working with linebackers and longsnappers, experience recruiting Southeastern states as well as video breakdown, analysis and editing with Hudl. Salary range is low to mid $30s with benefits and retirement. Start date will be as soon as possible. Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred. Forward application materials (cover letter, resume and references) to defensive coordinator Devan Hill at HillD@Chowan.Edu. Please, no phone calls.

Denver Broncos: Tight ends coach Clancy Barone has been moved to offensive line and former Texans and Bears linebackers coach Reggie Herring has been announced as linebackers coach.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced they've reached an agreement with Clint Hurtt to coach outside linebackers. He was the team's assistant defensive line coach in 2014.

NY Jets: The Jets have named Brian Heimerdinger director of player personnel. Heimerdinger is 28 and one of the youngest known evaluators in that type of position according to Albert Breer.

UC Davis: Per source, Winona State (D-II - MN) co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach David Braun is joining the UC Davis staff.

Oakland: The Raiders have now announced the additions of Bobby Johnson (TEs), Rob Moore (WRs), Bernie Parmalee (RBs), and Tracy Smith (assistant special teams).

Presentation (NAIA - SD): Head coach Andy Carr has added the title of assistant athletic director and Mike Budziszewski, who has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator, has added the title of assistant head coach.

Cornell (D-III - IA): Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA invites applications for a part-time assistant football coach. For details, including how to apply, please visit this link.

Duke: David Cutcliffe has promoted graduate assistant Matt Guerrieri to a to-be-determined full-time assistant coaching position. Guerrieri has worked with Duke's safeties for the past two seasons.

Rhodes College (D-III - TN):Rhodes College is looking to schedule a home and home series for Sept 5th 2015 and Sept. 3rd 2016 (1st week of NCAA designated season). If interested, please contact Head Football Coach Dan Gritti at or call 901.843.3455.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos have agreed to terms with Reggie Herring to coach the team's linebackers.

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh is looking for an on-field defensive grad assistant with prior FBS experience working with defensive line or linebackers. Update> Pitt is no longer accepting resumes for this position. Thank you for your overwhelming interest.

Central College (D-III - IA): Central College is looking for an offensive coordinator. Must be able to serve as assistant coordinator for football summer camp activities, assist in fundraising, serve as event manager. Bachelor's required, Master's preferred. Prefer four years of coaching experience with knowledge of pass game strategies and experience working with quarterbacks. Send resume, cover letter, and references to coach McMartin at

Indianapolis Colts: Rob Chudzinski has been named associate head coach with the Colts and they have extended his contract. Chud and Lane Kiffin had reportedly been the two names at the top of Jim Tomsula's list for offensive coordinator of the 49ers.

Lebanon Valley College (D-III - PA): Per source,Lebanon HS (PA) defensive coordinator Frank Isenberg will be the new offensive line coach.

Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Offensive line coach Ryan Crow has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

UC Davis: Per source, Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II) running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Jim Chapin has accepted the running backs job at UC Davis.

NY Jets: According to the Tampa Bay Times, former Tennessee Titans assistant receivers coach Kevin Patullo will join the staff as quarterbacks coach.

Denver Broncos: Wade Phillips is in Denver today to interview for the defensive coordinator job, according to Ed Werder.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL): As we reported last Friday, the Argos have now officially named Jonathan Himebauch their new offensive line / assistant head coach.