Tuesday March 4, 2014
South Dakota School of Mines (D-II): Former Central Washington (D-II) head coach Blaine Bennett is joining the staff as receivers coach / pass game coordinator.
Australian Future Stars Camp: Dan Hawkins (former Boise State and Colorado head coach), Cody Hawkins (Ohio State offensive grad assistant), and Joe Seumalo (Oregon State defensive line coach) have been chosen to participate in the 2014 Australian Future Stars Camp.
The College of New Jersey (D-III): Defensive backs coach Ted Florio has accepted the head coaching job at Kennedy Catholic HS (NY), per source.
Utah: Offensive coordinator Dave Christensen will earn an annual salary of $500,000, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Utah State: Portland State special teams coordinator/defensive tackles coach Ikaika Malloe has been named the defensive line coach at Utah State.
San Francisco 49ers: Cornerbacks coach Ed Donatell has signed a two-year contract to remain with the club according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.
Tiffin (D-II - OH): Receivers coach Craig Yeast has accepted the head coaching job at Fremont Ross HS (OH).
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Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Bemidji State has rounded out their coaching staff with two grad assistant hires. Barry Derickson will coach the running backs and Craig Bagnell will coach the receivers..
Michigan State got the ultimate stamp of approval at the combine
UNC Pembroke (D-II): Sources tell us that Johnny Cox, who previously served as the receivers coach / recruiting coordinator at North Carolina A&T, has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job. Also, we hear that defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator O.C. Williams will be promoted to defensive coordinator.
Bluffton (D-III - OH): Associate head coach Lou Stokes has assumed the head coaching duties while a national search is conducted for a new head coach. Tyson Veidt left for a position on Toledo's staff (see last night).
St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): Per source, Bemi Otulaja has been hired to coach the running backs, and Scott Vallone has joined the staff and will coach the defensive line.