Tuesday August 23, 2011
Northwestern: Cody Cejda has been promoted to director of football operations and Chris Bowers has been hired as director of player personnel. Bowers most recently served as special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Valparaiso.
Friday August 19, 2011
Dartmouth: Dartmouth is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Director of Football Operations who are available to assume the position immediately after being selected. RESPONSIBILITIES: This position oversees all administrative functions of the football office and provides comprehensive administrative support for the head football coach. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget management, recruiting support, supervision of office staff, and serving as liaison to other athletic department and College offices. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Four years relevant experience required, preferably in Division I football coaching or football administration. Additional qualifications include the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents, exercise sound judgment and discretion in sensitive situations, work independently in a fast-paced environment, and respond quickly to changes in the workplace. Strong computer and administrative skills necessary. Requires travel for away games and evening/weekend hours in addition to regular weekday schedule. APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants can view a full job description and complete an online application for this position (#0083200) by visiting https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names of at least three professional references are required. One of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England, Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Wednesday August 17, 2011
West Virginia: Mike Kerin, longtime Mountaineer (32 years with the program), assistant athletic director for football operations, and 2010 FootballScoop Director of Football Operations of the Year has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the month.
Friday July 29, 2011
Nevada: We have learned that Portland State running backs coach / run game coordinator Dave Brown has accepted the director of football operations job at Nevada.
Tuesday July 12, 2011
Tulsa: We hear former Tulsa player Kyle Grooms has accepted the director of football operations position.
Technology Update: A number of teams appear to have taken the opportunity this offseason to upgrade their use of technology. Two of the largest drivers of change appear to be "mobile" and "compliance". On the mobile front, a sea of programs have reported to us that they are or have switched to an "Apple" backbone (Macs, iPhones, iPads, etc...). On the compliance end of things, it seems that nearly everyone is adding resources and many programs have switched service providers. In fact, we noted that approximately 10 programs have switched to Jump Forward. Yesterday's announcement that Hudl has acquired DSV is certain to impact nearly all of us in some way. Let us know what you are hearing regarding technology trends or new or innovative companies or products out there (email Scott@FootballScoop.com). One last note, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of programs using "behind the scenes" video to promote the team. We frequently feature these as our Video of the Day on the homepage. If your program is doing these, let us know and we'll get you on the site.
Wednesday June 29, 2011
Harvard: We have learned that New Hampshire director of football operations Scott Lukas has accepted the same position at Harvard.
Friday June 25, 2011
Texas: Associate AD / director of football operations Cleve Bryant is no longer a part of the Texas staff.
Tuesday June 21, 2011
Northwestern: We hear that Northwestern plans to fill the open football operations positions from within the program.
Kentucky: We have learned that Northwestern director of football operations Nolan Jones has accepted the same position at Kentucky.
Louisville: We hear Kentucky director of football operations Clifford Snow has accepted the same position at Louisville.