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Wednesday June 20, 2012

Wednesday June 20, 2012

Prairie View A&M: Defensive line coach Gabe Northern will participate in a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the Buffalo Bills and assistant head coach / offensive line coach Prince Pearson will participate in a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the Minnesota Vikings. 

South Florida: Dartmouth assistant director of operations Kurtis von Bargen has accepted a role on the staff at South Florida. Greg Auman reported the hire. 

Olivet College (D-III - MI): Olivet College is looking for a grad assistant or part-time coach to coach outside linebackers. $5,000 stipend, includes room and board. This is a 12 month position. Olivet College offers a Master’s in Education, must have a bachelor’s in education to be considered for the grad assistant position. Contact: Dan Pifer dpifer@olivetcollege.edu No phone calls please.

Alcorn State: Sources tell us that Jay Hopson has hired Tony Pecoraro as defensive coordinator. Pecoraro was working as the outside linebackers coach at Concord (D-II - WV) this Spring and previously served as defensive coordinator under Terry Bowden at North Alabama. 

UT Martin (FCS): We hear Nick Newsome has accepted the defensive grad assistant role at UT Martin. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alonso Escalante was selected for the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Buccaneers. Escalante served as the Defensive Coaching Intern with the Oakland Raiders this past season. 

Mass Maritime (D-III): We have learned that United States Merchant Marine Academy defensive backs coach Dave Kunyz has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Mass Maritime. 

Chattanooga (FCS): Linebackers coach Tony Coode has accepted a job on the staff at Ringgold High School. Russ Heusman says he plans to promote student assistant Austin "Bear" Plemons to a defensive coach and will juggle some of the defensive staff's responsibilities. Huesman also added that former defensive tackle Nick Davison will assist the staff while working towards finishing his degree. Chattanooga also has an opening for a video coordinator. 

United States Merchant Marine Academy (D-III): USMMA is seeking applicants for defensive backs coach. This is a full-time position. To officially apply for the position, go to this website and follow instructions for the job posting. (See post on Thursday June 21 for update...job hasn't been posted yet; but will be) The job will be posted under Athletics, Inside Athletics, Job Opportunities.