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Tuesday March 18, 2014

Tuesday March 18, 2014

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Please keep the family of Manchester College (D-III - IN) head coach Shannon Griffith in your thoughts and prayers. Coach Griffith's son, Isaac, was injured in an incident this weekend and is in critical, but stable condition. Please pray for a safe recovery.

Maryland: Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley has agreed to a new three-year deal worth over $600,000 per year per CBS Sports. 

Alfred University (D-III - NY): Alfred University in Alfred, NY is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Football Coach. Interested applicants must be accepted into graduate school at Alfred University. Graduate programs include the MBA program, Education (must be NY state certified to teach), School Counseling, and Engineering. The position includes full tuition, a minimal stipend and possible housing. Please email resumes to No phone calls.

Columbia: Pete Mangurian has announced a few adjustments to his staff. Gordon Sammis, who coached the tight ends and served as assistant offensive line coach has been promoted to full-time offensive line coach, RBs coach Chad Nice has been promoted to full-time, DC Chris Rippon will now coach the linebackers and special teams coordinator Matt Thurin will coach the secondary, Jeff Smart will coach the linebackers and assist with special teams and Ola Adams (from Cortland State where he was the DC) has joined the staff and will coach the WRs.

Dartmouth: Dartmouth has an opening for the position of defensive quality control. If interested please send cover letter and resume to

Widener (D-III - PA): Bill Shuey, who has coached the LBs at West Chester University the past two seasons and coached the linebackers with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to that, has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Widener University.

Fitchburg State (D-III - MA): Pat Haverty has finalized his coaching staff with the additions of Chris Cote (former defensive backs coach at Bryant University) and Scott Boyle (former Bentley University DC). Cote will coach the linebackers and Boyle will serve as defensive coordinator. Also, associate head coach Odell Jones will coach the DL, and RB coach Saj Thakkar will add the title of special teams coordinator.

Stonehill College: Stonehill is no longer accepting applicants for their defensive assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Athletics director Scott Farmer said the Cajuns plan to offer head coach Mark Hudspeth a contract extension sometime early next week. Hudspeth, 27-12 in three seasons at the school, currently makes $750,000 a year on a contract that runs through 2016. 

East Central (CC - MS): East Central CC is seeking a highly motivated offensive graduate assistant that has playing or coaching experience with running backs, tight ends, or wide receivers.This position requires competent computer skills (HUDL, and microsoft office). Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus room and board. Please email your resume and references to the head football coach Ken Karcher at

Texas State: Dennis Franchione has formally announced John Thompson as the Bobcats' defensive coordinator. 

Stetson (FCS - FL): Per source, St. Stevens Episcopal (Bradenton) offensive coordinator Matt Diniak has joined the Stetson staff. We hear he'll be coaching the tight ends. 

FBS Technology Survey: We still need to hear from about half of FBS programs. It takes less than two minutes of your time. Here's what we have so far.

Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Charlie Stubbs has completed his staff and has assigned them as follows; Chuck Hepola (associate head coach / special teams / RBs), Justin Anderson (assistant head coach / WRs/TEs), Steve Adams (DC / safeties), Matt Clark (OL / RC), Brandon Nowlin (DL), Charles Boyd (ILBs), Jake Olsen (OLBs), Freddie Banks (CBs, video coordinator), Aric Flowers (GA), Russ Gisclair (student assistant) and Greg Greely (student assistant).

Campbell University (FCS - NC): Head coach Mike Minter has announced that defensive backs coach Bryant Foster has been promoted to defensive pass game coordinator, and safeties coach Will Phillippi will add the role of recruiting coordinator.

Central State (D-II - OH): Per source, former Alabama A&M offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl will be the new head coach at Central State University.

Nassau (CC - NY): Frank Chimienti has been named defensive coordinator. Chimienti is the former head coach at Valley Stream Central HS (NY).

SportsLeader:Football Athlete Leadership Seminars for college and high school young men. We have 5 dates at present in Dayton, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, South Lyon, MI and Naperville, IL. We are open to setting up more and we are looking for other schools who would be willing to host as well. Your leaders will learn how to create and run a leadership council by creating a culture of PERSONAL OWNERSHIP. Schedule includes video clips, small group discussions, presentations, team reflection & planning for a leadership council Contact Lou Judd for more info at Click here for more information.

Illinois: Former quarterback Juice Williams has joined the staff as director of alumni and former player relations.

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking to hire 1 graduate assistant beginning in August of 2014. Qualified candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher enabling them to gain acceptance into the ONU graduate program, 4 years of collegiate participation in football and a strong desire to seek a career in college football. Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus graduate tuition in the Olivet Graduate School. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifically details their football experience as well as an active and growing Christian faith and a desire to mentor others in that faith. This letter should be sent with a resume and references to Brian Fish at NO phone calls please.

Southern Virginia (D-III): Ohio State quality control assistant, and former head coach at Snow College (CC - UT), Tyler Hughes is the new head coach at Southern Virginia.

Tarleton State (D-II - TX):Tarleton State University is seeking a home game September 4th or 6th 2014. Will pay a guarantee. If interested please contact Head Coach Cary Fowler at

Temple: Chris Wiesehan will coach the offensive line at Temple. Wiesehan previously coached the offensive line and running backs the past few seasons at Hawaii.

University of Redlands (D-III - CA):University of Redlands is looking for a D-III opponent to fill a home/home for the 2015-2016 seasons for the following dates: 9/12/15 (home) and 9/10/16 (away). If interested please contact Defensive Coordinator Joey Mariani at