Friday August 1, 2014
Akron: Defensive line coach Todd Stroud is taking an indefinite leave of absence to seek medical treatment. He is expected to return to the staff. Associate head coach/defensive coordinator Chuck Amato will take over defensive line duties in Stroud's absence.
Kilgore College (JC - TX): Former Butler Community College (JC - KS) running backs coach Keith Browning has accepted the defensive line job at Kilgore College.
Michigan Tech (D-II): Linebackers coach Steve Olson has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Jackson State (FCS - MS): Jackson State has hired Maurice Johnson as its defensive line coach, according to the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger. Johnson spent last season as a defensive assistant at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
Duquesne (FCS - PA): Duquesne University head coach Jerry Schmitt has announced the additions of Bret Colbert (defensive assistant) and Tony Papley (defensive line grad assistant). Colbert served as offensive coordinator at St. Vincent College (D-III - PA) last season, and Papley coached the defensive tackles at Slippery Rock (D-II - PA) this spring.
Northeast Mississippi CC: Kareem Moore, a former NFL player and defensive standout at Nicholls State, has been hired to coach the defensive backs.
Miami: Linebackers coach, and former Miami player, Michael Barrow has stepped down from his post to take care of his ailing mother, according to multiple outlets. The move has triggered a chain reaction within the 'Canes coaching staff, as running backs coach Hurlie Brown moves to linebackers, assistant DFO Tim "Ice" Harris moves to running backs, and former player Kevin Beard joins the staff as assistant DFO. The Hurricanes open fall camp on Tuesday.
Thursday July 31, 2014
Texas College: Rodney Blackshear has been formally announced as the new head coach at Texas College. Blackshear joins the program from Irving ISD where he was teaching and coaching middle school football, and has previous coaching experience at Texas Tech and at the arena level.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Connor Embree, who played receiver at Kansas last year, is working the Bucs camp as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program. Connor is the son of tight ends coach Jon Embree.
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West Chester (D-II): Former Penn State linebacker Dan Connor has been added to the coaching staff and will coach the linebackers. Connor was a volunteer on the staff last season.
Davenport (NAIA - MI): Steve Casula, a former assistant at Fordham and Western Michigan, has been hired by Lou Esposito as the program's first offensive coordinator.
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Per source, Miami special teams quality control Billy Furman has joined the staff.
Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Per source, former Valdosta State GA Mike Cannon has accepted a position on the Northwestern State staff.
Texas College (NAIA): Head coach George Cumby has resigned to become the athletics director at Tyler Bishop T.K. Gorman (TX) according to KLTV in Tyler.
Green Bay Packers: Ted Thompson, the team's executive vice president, GM, and director of football operations, has signed a new multi-year contract team president / CEO Mark Murphy has announced. Thompson is entering his tenth season with the Packers organization.
Montreal Alouettes (Canada): Hall of Fame head coach Don Matthews, and former NFL quarterback Turk Schonert have been added to the coaching staff as consultants. Matthews led the team to two Grey Cup appearances from 2002-2006 and is the all-time leader in CFL coaching victories (231) and Grey Cup wins as a head coach (5).
University of Chicago (D-III - IL): Per source, defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Justin Weaver has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.
American International (D-II - MA): Offensive line coach Bo Reardon has announced his retirement.
Oberlin (D-III - OH): Head coach Jay Anderson has announced the additions of Adam Schmidt (DL / player performance), Adam Sopkovich (WRs), and Mo Watts (LBs). Scmidt worked as the defensive line coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania since 2008, Sopkovich spent last year as the head coach at Warrensville Heights HS (OH), and Watts served as a grad assistant at Miami (OH) the last two seasons.
Rhodes College (D-III - TN): Head coach Dan Gritti has hired two assistant coaches. White Station HS (TN) defensive coordinator Pete Cordelli will coach the running backs and Walsh University (D-II - OH) assistant defensive backs coach will be in charge of the defensive backs. Cordelli has had previous coaching stops at Notre Dame, Western Michigan, Arkansas, Minnesota, Memphis, and is the former head coach at Kent State.
Washington Redskins: Richmond receivers coach Fontel Mines is helping out the Redskins as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program.
Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Seton Hill is seeking a volunteer video coordinator for the upcoming 2014 season. See full details here.
Arkansas Baptist (JC): Arkansas Baptist is no longer for an opponent to scrimmage on August 14, 2014. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.
Tuesday July 29, 2014
Allegheny College (D-III - PA): Ed Raby, who spent the last two seasons working with the defensive line (2012) and tight ends (2013) as a graduate assistant at Alfred (D-III - NY), has been hired as the defensive line coach at Allegheny College.
Central Washington: Former Averett University (D-III - VA) head coach Mike Dunlevy has joined the staff and will coach the linebackers.
Itawamba Community College (MS): ICC has announced the hiring of offensive line/tight ends coach Cody Woodiel.
Southwestern Oklahoma State: Four graduate assistants have joined the staff; Menlo College receivers coach Jon Garfield (WRs), former Alcorn State grad assistant Kenry Tolbert (DL), Scottsdale CC (AZ) safeties caoch Luke Jaicks (CBs), Fort Worth Country Day School (TX) running backs coach Carlton Stewart (RBs)
Navy: Navy is looking for a director of video technology. See full details and apply here.
Monday July 28, 2014
Montana Tech head coach Chuck Morrell lost his father, and longtime South Dakota high school head coach, Russ Morrell over the weekend. Please keep the family in your prayers. Russ retired as the fifth winningest head coach in South Dakota high school history.
FootballScoop is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Video of the Year award in the FBS and non-FBS divisions. Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to our 11 finalists.
Fox Sports: Former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Brady Quinn has joined the network as an analyst, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Quinn will work select games alongside play-by-play man Tim Brando.
Knox College (D-III - IL): Assistant coach Kevin Krausz has left the staff to take the head job at Staunton (IL) High School.
Waldorf (NAIA - IA): Kent Anderson has completed his staff with the hirings of former Bethune Cookman and Norfolk State offensive coordinator Kirk Mastromatteo (RBs), Dontavious Smith (WRs), Kendall Lacey (DBs), Raphael Johnson (LBs), Jason Gabrielle (DFO).
Western New England (D-III - MA): Benedictine (D-III - IL) assistant defensive backs coach JT Zimmerman has been hired as a defensive grad assistant working with the defensive backs, and Max Beal has been brought on staff as an offensive line intern.
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Southern Miss: Per source, Meridian HS (MS) defensive backs coach Kevin Roberts has accepted the player personnel / recruiting intern position.
San Bernardino Valley College (JC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is looking for a Running Back and a Tight End Coach. There is a $4,500.00 stipend. Please contact John Shipp at 714-745-1628 if interested.
Morehead State: Former quarterback Zach Lewis has joined the staff and will coach the receivers, per source.
Reinhardt University (NAIA - GA): Former Hampden-Sydney College (D-III) defensive line coach Jada Brown has been hired as the new assistant recruiting coordinator / tight ends coach.