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Tuesday March 1, 2016

Tuesday March 1, 2016


Missouri: Missouri payed the college search firm College Sports Solution $84,720 for their head coaching search, per Dave Matter. Missouri, which knew about Gary Pinkel stepping down in October, hired defensive coordinator Barry Odom to be head coach.

Kansas: Easton HS (New Orleans, LA) head coach Tony Hull is joining the staff as running backs coach, per a report from Jayhawk Slant.

Glenville State (D-II - WV): Quincy Wilson has left his position as the assistant director of football operations at West Virginia to become the running backs coach at Glenville State.

Louisiana Monroe: Head coach Matt Viator has now announced the addition of Scott Stoker to the ULM staff. Stoker will coach the linebackers.

American International (D-II - MA): American International College is accepting applications for two graduate assistant coaches. Each individual will be responsible for coaching their own position. Preferred candidates will have playing or coaching experience in the Northeast part of the country. These positions will have extensive film breakdown responsibilities using Hudl. These are essentially full time coaching positions and will cover 18 graduate credits per calendar year and pay a $5,000 stipend. Admission to graduate school is required beginning in the Fall semester. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license ready for insurance screening. Please send resumes and cover letter to assistant head coach Kris Kulzer at

Harvard (FCS - MA): Harvard University is looking to fill an assistant recruiting/operations coordinator position with a candidate with future coaching aspirations. The role will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks, including assisting the offensive staff with scouting reports, video cut-ups, and self-scouts, as well as helping with on campus recruiting and video operations. Coaching experience is preferred, as is familiarity with XOS and Microsoft Office Suite (including Visio). Graphic design skills are a plus. This is a 10-month internship position with no housing provided. Please send resume and cover letter to Operations Coordinator Mike Morris at

Scoop him up:Zach Stone recently completed an NFL internship with the Tennessee Titans, where he served as a seasonal scouting assistant for the 2015 campaign. Stone also worked in the recruiting office for Wake Forest for six seasons, leading the management of the recruiting database and assisting with all aspects of the recruiting calendar including, but not limited to, Junior Days, summer camps, and official visits. Stone has built relationships with coaches like Dave Clawson, Jim Grobe, Bill Faircloth, and Mike Elko and personnel executives like Ruston Webster, Blake Beddingfield, and Brian Gardner. Interested programs can reach coach Stone at

Grossmont College (JC - CA): Skyler Fulton has been hired as running backs coach / special teams coordinator, per source.

Philadelphia Eagles: Before putting a hold on their search for a new player personnel head, the Eagles interviewed Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network and Pittsburgh Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt according to a report from the Philly Voice. Jeremiah has since accepted a new long-term contract with NFL Network.

Ohio Wesleyan (D-III - OH): OWU is seeking an intern to assist with the defensive line. The position will include a monthly stipend, housing, and meal plan. We are looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching or Defensive Line playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should email their resumes to No phone calls please.

Sources tell FootballScoop that New Mexico State and Idaho will leave the Sun Belt after 2017

Highland CC (JC - KS): Highland Community College has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings offensive coach. In addition to a monthly stipend, on campus housing is included. The right candidate will get their own position group and recruiting territory. Playing or coaching experience at the collegiate level is required. Hudl or strength training experience is preferred. Please email resume to head coach Aaron Arnold at No phone calls please.

Northwest CC (JC - MS): Per source, Stan Hill has been hired as offensive coordinator. Hill previously worked as the offensive coordinator at Oxford HS (MS).

"You could walk 15 miles in any direction and there’s a coach as good or better than you regardless of where he’s coaching, and don’t ever forget that."

Ohio Wesleyan (D-III - OH): Bo Heinemann has been promoted to defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Ohio Wesleyan after serving as the defensive backs intern the past two seasons, per source.

Auburn: Gus Malzahn noted today at his presser that Rob Coleman has joined the staff. Coleman and Malzahn previously worked together in 1991 at Hughes HS (AR), Malzahn's first high school coaching gig.

Kentucky: Steve Clinkscale has now been formally announced as defensive backs coach.

Arkansas: Receivers coach Michael Smith has signed a new contract that will increase his annual salary to $400,000. Smith was the only coach on the staff that did not receive a pay bump last season, and the 45% pay increase from 2015 will make him the highest paid non-coordinator on Bret Bielema's staff. In addition, Smith signed a no-compete clause that prevents him from taking a non-head coaching or coordinator job at another SEC program. Tight ends coach Barry Lunney has also agreed to a no-compete clause. Also, defensive coordinator Robb Smith is getting a $50,000 pay bump to $800,000 next season as part of an agreement signed last year.

Tennessee-Chattanooga: Adam Ross (offensive line) and John Srofe (defensive quality control / video coordinator) have been announced as new additions to the staff. Ross comes to the staff from West Alabama where he oversaw the offensive line, and Srofe was the video coordinator at Wofford last season. In addition, corners / dimes coach Rod West is adding the title of recruiting coordinator.

Gary Andersen had players pull prizes out of a hat at practice, and used the game to surprise a walk on with a scholarship

Nebraska: Billy Devaney will make $300,000 annually as the executive director of player personnel and special assistant to the head coach, per the Lincoln Journal Star.

Austin Peay (FCS - KY): Eddie Hicks has joined the staff as corners coach / nickel package coach after spending last season at Murray State (FCS - KY).

Alabama: Former Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is joining the Alabama staff as an analyst per

Murray State (FCS - KY): Eastern Kentucky defensive line coach Jake Johnson will join the Murray State staff coaching linebackers / special teams source tells FootballScoop. We also hear the defensive line and corners roles at Murray are in process and will be announced shortly.

Notre Dame: Source tells FotballScoop Central Arkansas outside linebackers coach Harland Bower will join the Notre Dame staff as a defensive (grad) assistant.

Grove City (D-III - PA): Offensive line coach Derrick Baney has added the title of recruiting coordinator.

Lindsey Wilson (NAIA - KY): Lindsey Wilson College is accepting applications for a restricted earnings assistant football coach. Position will be in the defensive backfield. Responsibilities include on field coaching, recruiting, video editing, assisting with the strength and conditioning program, and other duties within the football program. Compensation includes housing, meals, and a $500 monthly stipend. To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to head coach Chris Oliver via email at Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is mid-March.

LA Harbor (JC - CA): Per source, Bill Laslett will coach the quarterbacks, and Anthony Mims will handle the secondary.

Gardner Webb (FCS - NC): Gardner-Webb University, a FCS institution located in Boiling Springs, NC, is looking for two football games in 2017. The following dates are available are: September 30, October 7, and October 14. We need at least one home game. Interested programs should contact Chuck Burch at or (704) 406-4342.

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St Ambrose is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with TEs / offensive line. The position will include a monthly stipend and tuition. We are looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching or TE / Offensive Line playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should mail or email their resumes to offensive line coach John Cannova at No phone calls please.

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Linebackers coach Rob Aurich has been promoted to special teams coordinator.

Wagner College (FCS - NY): Per source, Morrisville State (D-III - NY) running backs coach Walter Kusmirek has accepted an offensive graduate assistant job at Wagner working with the tight ends.

Morrisville State College (DIII – NY): Morrisville State College located in Morrisville, NY (30 miles southeast of Syracuse) is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings assistant coaching position. Preferred candidates will have playing and/or coaching experience at wide receiver or running back, as well as on special teams. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Coaching your own position, academic monitoring of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL), as well as the successful recruitment of qualified and competitive student-athletes in your assigned recruiting area. Compensation package includes: $5,000 stipend, housing, some meals, plus other possible opportunities to supplement income within the athletic and/or academic support departments. In addition, because of employment within SUNY, this position is entitled to receive a tuition waiver for one graduate class per semester at any other SUNY institution (preferably online classes). Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) references to assistant coach Patrick Rotchford at No phone calls please.

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St Ambrose University is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with defensive line. The position will include a monthly stipend and tuition. We are looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching or Defensive Line playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should mail or email their resumes to defensive coordinator Nick Schroder at No phone calls please.