Wednesday November 20, 2013

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Aurora University (D-III - IL): Sources tell us head coach Mark Walsh will not return. 

Southern Connecticut State: Just coming back to confirm the news from Monday, Rich Cavanaugh has officially retired and the university has begun a "national search". 

West Georgia (D-II): Sources tell us West Alabama head coach Will Hall has been offered the head job at West Georgia.

Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan's vacant offensive coordinator position has been filled from within the program by offensive line coach Josh Kotecki. 

Averett University (D-III - VA): Sources tell us head coach Mike Dunlevy won't return. 

Minnesota: The Gophers' coaching staff has been nominated for the Discover Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award.

UTSA: The Roadrunners are working on a contract extension with Larry Coker. Coker is under contract through 2015. 

Trinity (D-III - TX): Offensive coordinator Jerheme Urban has been named head coach. 

Northwest Mississippi CC: Sources tell us that Jonathan Webster has accepted the defensive backs job. Webster previously spent three seasons coaching the defensive backs at Southwest Mississippi CC, and also spent two years coordinating the special teams at Northeast Mississippi CC.

Blinn (JC - TX): Blinn has now posted their head coaching position and is seeking applicants. We hear they want someone with experience with junior college football, either as a player or a coach. Job is posted here

Trinity (D-III - TX): Head coach Steve Mohr has decided to retire after 24 seasons leading the program, which included 12 playoff appearances and a 2002 national championship. Mohr will join the athletic administration staff as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football, effective immediately.

Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College, located in Pineville, is looking for games for the 2014 and 2015 playing seasons. Games needed are weeks 2 (September 13) and weeks 4 (September 27) with each corresponding week in 2015. Please email assistant coach Clay Matchett at matchett@lacollege.edu.

Southern Miss: Grad assistant Grant Garner will handle the offensive line duties for the remaining two games of the season.

Quincy University (D-II – IL): Quincy University who competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is accepting applications for a Defensive Graduate Assistant position (DB). Start date is January 3, 2014. Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, video breakdown and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic (pajicth@quincy.edu). Application deadline is December 6, 2013. No Phone Calls please.

Henderson State: A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm EST to announce the school's new athletic director. For a while now we've been hearing that Central Missouri associate athletic director Shawn Jones is a leading candidate for the job.

Quincy University (D-II – IL): Quincy University who competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is accepting applications for an Offensive Graduate Assistant position (WR). Start date is January 3, 2014. Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, video breakdown and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic (pajicth@quincy.edu). Application deadline is December 6, 2013. No Phone Calls please.

Fresno State: In less than shocking news, Fresno State is working on an extension for Tim DeRuyter according to the Fresno Bee. "Folks can rest assured we'll be diligent about what we need to do," said athletics director Thomas Boeh. DeRuyter, 18-4 at Fresno State, is under contract through 2016 with a base salary of $650,000. 

Western New Mexico (D-II): Sources tell us that passing game coordinator / quarterbacks coach Nick Garrett will not return. We also hear that defensive backs coach James Thomas has been promoted to defensive coordinator. At this time, we hear there are no specific position openings as the staff is doing some internal position restructuring. 

Stony Brook (FCS): The school has decided to part ways with athletic director Jim Fiore, buying out the remaining 31 months of his contract.