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Wednesday March 23, 2016

Wednesday March 23, 2016

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Evangel (NAIA - MO): Evangel has named Chuck Hepola the program's seventh head coach in school history. Hepola was promoted to interim head coach earlier this month after coaching the quarterbacks and serving as recruiting coordinator last season.

Georgia State: Former Tulane offensive line coach John McDonnell is joining the staff as a senior offensive analyst, per SI.

Davenport (D-II - MI): T.K. Rock, who worked as an offensive graduate assistant last season at Kent State, has been hired to coach the quarterbacks sources tell FootballScoop.

Savannah State (FCS - GA): According to outlets of our Georgia, Savannah State is planning a press conference for Friday to announce their new head coach and the three finalists are Arkansas Pine-Bluff offensive coordinator / QBs coach (and former former Morehead College and Alabama A&M head coach) Anthony Jones, Wabash (D-III - IN) head coach Eric Raeburn, and longtime college assistant Kevin Grigsby who spent last season at Norfolk State as assistant head coach / corners coach. The new coach will take over for Earnest Wilson III, who left to become the head coach at Elizabeth City State (D-II - NC) in February.

Davenport (D-II - MI): Davenport University is looking for an opponent on September 17, 2016. Home or Away, and preference is to schedule NAIA, Division II or FCS opponents. Interested programs can contact head coach Lou Esposito at lesposito@davenport.edu.

Scoop him up: Former Rutgers assistant AD and head strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Cole has a total of 12 years of experience in the field of strength and conditioning, including coaching stints with the University of North Carolina, University of Kansas, and with the Indianapolis Colts. Cole has experience in the areas of strength program design, in/off season training, speed and plyometric development, nutritional diet plan implementation, and player mentorship. He has had the opportunity to work with some great NFL and Collegiate head coaches including Greg Schiano, Mark Mangino, Ron Prince, Butch Davis, Jim Caldwell, Leslie Frazier, and Tony Dungy. References include some of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the industry as well including Jeff Connors, Chris Dawson, Jay Butler, and Jeney Jackson. Interested programs can contact coach Cole at jcoleony@gmail.com.

Edinoboro (D-II - PA): First-year head coach Justin Lustig has announced the majority of his coaching staff which includes three guys retained from last year's staff in Wayne Bradford (ILBs / director of development), Jack Corey (OL), and Joe Wanson (WRs). The rest of the coaching staff will be as follows; Bobby Babich (DC / DBs), Chris Limach (OC / QBs), Kellen O'Neill (RBs / STC), and Dr. Keith Lustig (OLBs).

Faulkner (NAIA - AL): Per source, Southwest Georgia Academy (GA) head coach Eric Folmar will be the new defensive line coach at Faulkner.

Washington and Lee (D-III - VA): Washington and Lee is looking for potential scrimmage / joint practice opponents during the 2016-17 preseasons. Would be looking for a home in 2016 and away in 2017. Open to game scrimmage or organized team practice environment. If interested please contact Assistant Head Coach Garrett LeRose at leroseg@wlu.edu.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State is looking for a game September 10, 2016 and September 2, & September 9, 2017. Please call Bill Maskill 940 397-4421 or email bill.maskill@mwsu.edu.

Slippery Rock (D-II - PA): Slippery Rock University has an open date for Week 1 in 2017 on September 2. Can play Home or Away, looking for a D-II opponent. Would be open to a 2 year deal home and home. If interested please email Justin.roper@sru.edu.

Montana State: Head coach Jeff Choate has announced a realignment of his coaching staff. Bo Beck, who was part of the previous staff who had been appointed tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, is moving to an internal administrative role and special teams coordinator BJ Robertson is becoming tight ends coach while running backs coach Michael Pietre will add the role of recruiting coordinator.

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New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton noted this morning at the league meeting that he has agreed to a five-year extension through 2020. Payton adds that he has not signed it (and it's currently being carried around in his briefcase), but he expects to soon. Ed Werder notes that the extension is worth slightly more that $45 million.

Union College (D-III – NY): Union College located in Schenectady, NY is seeking applicants for a part time assistant coaching position. The position will include a stipend, housing and meals. Preferred candidates will have prior experience coaching and/or playing an offensive skill position. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive Division III football program, including but not limited to: position coach, recruitment of qualified and competitive student-athletes in your assigned area, student-athlete development, ensuring academic success of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL). In addition the individual will serve as an assistant within Fraternity and Sorority Life. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Persons interested in applying should email their letter of application, a current personal resume and three references (with current phone numbers) to Jeff Behrman at behrmanj@union.edu. No phone calls please.

Memphis: Former Tulane defensive line coach Kwahn Drake has joined the Memphis staff as an offensive analyst, per SI.

Presentation College (NAIA - SD): Presentation College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of defensive assistant coach. Responsibilities will include coaching an defensive position group, assisting with the coordination of the run/pass defense game, POSSIBLE role of special teams coordinator , and assisting the head coach in all aspects of the program (practice and game preparation, recruiting, fundraising, video breakdown, camps, equipment, community involvement, and other duties as assigned). The successful candidate will have integrity and respect, excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills with the ability to work effectively with all constituents. This is a 12 month salaried position, with benefits. Bachelor’s degree required, with coaching/playing experience preferred. Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Nominations and application materials should be submitted online via this link. Applications will include a focused letter of interest and a current résumé/CV. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II): Mike Shanahan has been named wide receivers coach, per source. Shanahan played at Pitt, and also worked as a graduate assistant for the program.

Presentation College (NAIA - SD): Presentation College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of offensive assistant coach. Responsibilities will include coaching an offensive position group, assisting with the coordination of the run/pass game, POSSIBLE role of special teams coordinator, and assisting the head coach in all aspects of the program (practice and game preparation, recruiting, fundraising, video breakdown, camps, equipment, community involvement, and other duties as assigned). This is a 12 month salaried position, with benefits. Bachelor’s degree required, with coaching/playing experience preferred. Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Nominations and application materials should be submitted online at this link. Applications should include a focused letter of interest and a current résumé/CV. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.