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Wednesday December 11, 2013

Wednesday December 11, 2013

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Check out the full list of 2013-14 coaching changes from the NFL to NAIA.

Weber State (FCS): Utah tight ends / special teams coordinator Jay Hill will be the new head coach at Weber State. Salt Lake Tribune broke the news. Hill had been on staff at Utah in various capacities since 2001. 

Wofford (FCS - SC): Defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Jack Teachey has resigned and accepted a position with a local church. This was Coach Teachey's 20th season on staff at Wofford. 

Minnesota - Crookston (D-II): Mike Fritze had the "interim" tag removed today and is now head coach at Crookston. 

Drake (FCS): Drake has promoted special teams coordinator/offensive line coach Rick Fox to head coach following the departure of Chris Creighton. 

UConn: Sources tell us Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will be the new head coach at UConn. Sources tell us the deal is being papered now and will be official later tonight. Here's what you need to know.

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us Drake head coach Chris Creighton will be the new head coach at Eastern Michigan. Here's what you need to know. Early word from sources is that Creighton will bring a significant portion of his staff from Drake to EMU. We will update...

FAU: Interim head coach Brian Wright has been told that he will not be the new head coach by AD Pat Chun (per Dieter Kurtenbach). 

Washington: Chris Petersen has brought the following Boise State assistants with him, according to the Bronco Beat; running backs coach Keith Bhonapha, defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski, associate head coach / offensive line coach Chris Strausser, and secondary coach Jimmy Lake.

Central Washington (D-II): The four finalists for the head coaching job are Chris Tormey (former Idaho and Nevada head coach), Ian Shoemaker (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at St. Cloud State), Mat Taylor (head coach at Skyline HS), and John Graham (Eastern Washington associate head coach / defensive coordinator), according to the Yakima Herald.

Carnegie Mellon (D-III - PA): After 28 years as the offensive coordinator (and 29 overall with the program), Rich Erdelyi has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2014.

The D-II National Title game is leaving Florence, Alabama

Elon: Ball State offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky will be the new head coach at Elon. Skrosky has been an innovative and highly successful offensive coordinator on Pete Lembo's staff for years (been with Lembo since 2006). We think he will do well at Elon. 

Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): The University of Nebraska Kearney seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Football Coach (receivers) / lecturer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Department. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field and must work toward completion of a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences field, Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences or related field, more than 5 years coaching experience in intercollegiate football at the Division II or higher level. Start date: January 1, 2014. To apply, the Faculty Profile at must be completed. Also, attach a cover letter, resume and contact information of three (3) professional references to the online application. Questions can be directed to head coach Darrell Morris at 308-865-8033 or by e-mail at

Wingate University (D-II - NC): Wingate University is seeking candidates for a Graduate Assistant position for the Defensive Backs. College playing experience as a DB and a Bachelors Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better are required. Email resume and references to You may also signal your interest confidentially & easily (in about 1 minute) on Athletic Connections

Virginia Union: Former Virginia Union and Hampton head coach Joe Taylor will be announced as the new athletic director.

North Carolina Central: Sources tell us that Southern head coach Dawson Odums is interviewing for the head job at his Alma Mater, NCCU. 

UConn: Sources tell us that after meeting with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel this morning Pat Narduzzi has turned down the opportunity to become UConn's next head coach. Additional details to come...

Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD) is looking for a football graduate assistant (defensive line). Qualifications include acceptance into the Dakota Wesleyan University Graduate Program. Graduate Assistant package includes a 2/3 tuition waiver and a small stipend. Housing options are available. Coaching or playing experience on the defensive line is preferred but not required for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Start date is January 1st 2014. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Jason Glasco at No phone calls please. You may also signal your interest in this job quickly & confidentially on Athletic Connections

Arkansas State: Defensive coordinator John Thompson will coach the Red Wolves in their Jan. 5 bowl game against Ball State. 

North Dakota: With the deadline to apply for the head coaching position now behind us, here is a full list of who has applied for the job. Lots of notable names are in the mix.

Wyoming: Details of Craig Bohl's contract have been unveiled - Bohl has signed a five-year deal paying him at least $750,000 in 2014 and at least $950,000 in 2018. 

Hardin-Simmons (D-III - TX): Wide receivers coach Joey McQueen will be the new head coach at Florence (TX) High School. 

The differences between being a head coach at the college and NFL level

Boise State: Sources confirm to us that Bryan Harsin will be the new head coach at Boise State. Update> ESPN and others confirming the same now. Steven Godfrey reports that Koetter "had hesitations and a formal offer was made to Harsin last night." 

Maine: The three finalists for the director of athletics position at Maine are Karlton Creech (senior associate AD at North Carolina, Jim Herlihy (director of athletics at the University of Montevallo), and Scott Kull (associate AD for external operations at TCU). Candidates will begin interviewing on December 15.

Virginia Military (FCS - VA):VMI is in need of a home game on October 18, 2014. Will pay guarantee or return in 2017. If interested, please contact Tom Shupe, Associate Director of Athletics, at 540-464-7529 or via email at

Holy Cross (FCS): The search for the next athletic director is down to two candidates according to The Telegram. Central Connecticut State director of athletics Paul Schlickmann, and University of Maryland deputy athletic director Nathan Pine are the two finalists for the position. Back in July, current athletic director Dick Regan announced that he would be stepping down.

Maryland: Defensive line coach Greg Gattuso, who recently accepted the head coaching job at Albany, will remain with the team through the Military Bowl before heading to Albany full time.