Monday August 4, 2014
RPI (D-III - NY): Bates College (D-III - ME) offensive coordinator Daryl Weiss has taken the offensive coordinator job at RPI.
Bates College (D-III - ME): Springfield College (D-III - MA) receivers coach Mark Clements is the new offensive coordinator.
Maine Maritime (D-III): Former Springfield College (D-III - MA) assistant Andy Byron is the new defensive coordinator at Maine Maritime, per source.
Albany State (D-II - GA): Former Montana State receivers coach Brian Von Bergen has joined the staff and will coach the quarterbacks.
McKendree (D-II - IL): We understand that all positions at McKendree have been filled. Will update...
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Grinnell (D-III - IA): Gene Blalock has been added to the staff as defensive backs coach and Cortney Roberts has been hired to coach the running backs.
Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Former NFL and CFL quarterback Jeff Garcia has joined Montreal's staff in an undetermined role, the club has announced.
Central Washington (D-II): St. Cloud State University (D-II - MN) grad assistant Jacob Claborn has been named offensive line coach at Central Washington, per source.
Lamar (FCS - TX): Per source, Prairire View linebackers coach / special teams coordinator / recruiting coordinator Brian Morgan has accepted the special teams coordinator / running backs job at Lamar University.
Indiana: Kevin Wilson announced a number of additions to the staff today (some of which we have previously reported). Among the additions are; defensive grad assistant Kasey Teegardin (from Valpo), offensive grad assistant Brian Lepak (former Oklahoma player under Kevin Wilson), offensive quality control coach / recruiting assistant Courtney Messingham (former Iowa State OC), defensive quality control / recruiting assistant Ryan McInerney, director of player development and academic enhancement Mike Pechac (spent last season at Bowling Green), senior director of player personnel Jeff Sims (associate HC at FAU last season), director of recruiting Cody Rager (West coast scout for the Dolphins last season, spent a few seasons with recruiting department at Alabama prior to his years with the Dolphins), and senior recruiting assistant Valerie White.
Dickinson College (D-III - PA): Dickinson College has hired Ryan Anderson, former Western New England College and Hamilton College offensive coordinator, as a defensive intern coaching linebackers. Also, Scott Anderson, an assistant coach at New Oxford HS (PA), has been hired to coach running backs.
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Sunday August 3, 2014
North Carolina Central (FCS): Andre George has resigned as defensive backs coach. Per source, former N.C. State defensive backs coach Richard McNutt will fill the position with NCCU.
McKendree (D-II - IL): Per source, offensive coordinator Trent Poelker has left the staff.
Notre Dame: The school has announced that offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock has undergone a surgical procedure and will miss a few weeks of camp. Head coach Brian Kelly will cover his duties in the meantime.
Valdosta State: Per the Valdosta Daily Times, Mississippi State grad assistant and defensive quality control coordinator Ryan McNamara is joining the staff and will coach the secondary. Prior to leaving for Mississippi State, McNamara was a grad assistant for the Blazers.
Louisiana-Lafayette: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jay Johnson has added the title of associate head coach, and receivers coach Jorge Munoz has been promoted to pass game coordinator.
Arkansas Baptist (JC): Head coach Richard Wilson has announced his 2014 coaching staff as follows; Tom Lavigne (DC / DBs), Rontrell Bailey (WRs / QBs / recruiting coordinator), Ashdone Bailey (OL), Lance Flint (RBs / director of football ops), Eric Morris (DL / head strength and conditioning), and Dale Perine (LBs).
Saturday August 2, 2014
L.A. Valley College (JC - CA): Running backs coach Cordell Landers will add special teams coordinator to his title.
Chicago (D-III): Luke Cutkomp has joined the staff as co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach.
Bluefield College (NAIA - VA): Head coach Ordell Walker has announced his 2014 coaching staff, which includes him coaching the quarterbacks while offensive coordinator Aaron Mingo transitions to the offensive line. Lamar Bell will serve as defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach, Brandon Bunn will coach the wide receivers and tight ends, Jason Everson will coach linebackers, Cole Hagen will coach running backs, Taylor Hughes will coach the outside linebackers and serve as head strength coach, Russell Norton will coach the defensive line and Bryce Wright will coach the safeties.
Oklahoma State: Per source, Wisconsin-Stout offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bodie Reeder has left the staff for a quality control post at Oklahoma State.
Southern Illinois (FCS): Larry Warner has been hired as running backs coach, completing the Salukis' coaching staff for 2014. Warner played running back at SIU in 2007-08, and the served as a graduate assistant in 2010-11.
Houston: Former UTSA quarterback Eric Soza has been hired as an offensive quality control assistant according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State has added Jeff McInerney as defensive line coach. He was previously the head coach at Central Connecticut State, posting a 48-41 mark with two Northeast Conference titles in eight seasons.
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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