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Monday June 23, 2008

Georgia State: As FootballScoop.com first reported Saturday, John Thompson is set to become the new defensive coordinator under Bill Curry at Georgia State.  Thompson brings an impressive resume with stints at Memphis, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Florida, East Carolina, and Ole Miss.

Hartwick College: still needs a game for September 13th or September 27th next season.

University of the Incarnate Word: hired Nick DeBose as secondary coach. DeBose previously served on the staff at Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2007.  He has also coached at Southeast Oklahoma earlier in his career.

Northeast Mississippi CC:  should announce their new head coach this week.  We'll keep you posted. 

JOB OPENINGS:

Lincoln University (MO): Jefferson City, MO. Invites applicants for two (2) graduate assistant positions (one offensive position and one defensive position) in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in Football, beginning August 2008.  Position Description: Graduate Assistantship, two (2) graduate level courses per semester, meals + housing, plus small stipend. Responsibilities: Assist the head coach/coordinators with all aspects of the football program. Knowledge of digital video editing system is also preferred.  Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of the sport, along with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for on-field practice/game activities, monitoring student athlete academic progress, equipment coordination and video coordination for the program. Please send resume and references to Samuel Bryant, Assistant Head Football Coach,

Minot State University (ND): Minot, ND - Has a full time defensive assistant opening starting August 1st, 2008. Duties will include: Assist coaching staff with day to day operations of the football program, position group responsibility (defensive), scouting, recruiting area, strength & conditioning, game day duties, administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required, playing and / or coaching experience on the High School or college level preferred, experience working with video system would be very beneficial.  Review of Applicants will begin July 7th, 2008 until position is filled.  Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community.  Fax or e-mail cover letter & resume to Head Football Coach Paul Rudolph.  Contact info: email   Phone: (701)858-4450, Fax (701)858-3136.  Mailing address: Minot State University, 500 University Ave. West, Minot, ND  58707 

Wagner College (NY): located in Staten Island New York, is looking to fill a vacant coaching position.  Wagner, a member of the Northeast conference, is looking for someone with extensive experience to coach the Linebackers.  This is a full time position with a 12 month contract.  Wagner is a scholarship school and recruits nationally; applicants should be  experienced in recruiting.  Please email all resume to Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Walt Hameline at .
BREAKING NEWS!  Saturday June 21, 2008

FootballScoop Exclusive     

Georgia State: It appears Bill Curry has made his first important hire as the new head coach at Georgia State.  John Thompson will join the Georgia State staff as the new defensive coordinator.  Thompson brings an impressive resume that includes stints at Memphis, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Florida, East Carolina, and Ole Miss. 
Saturday June 21, 2008

Colorado College: hires Isaac Carter as the new defensive coordinator.  Isaac previously served as the head football coach at Summit Christian School in West Palm Beach, Fl.  In 2006, he was the assistant defensive backs and assistant special teams coach at Princeton University. 

North Park University: has hired 4 year NFL veteran and former Illinois standout Marques Sullivan as its new offensive line coach.

Ripon College: Bill Kinziger, former defensive coordinator at Ripon (Wis.) High School, named linebackers coach at Ripon College.

JOB OPENINGS:

Feather River College: is seeking to fill coaching position.  Position responsibility will be Defensive Line.  Experience with Special Teams will be considered a plus, but is not an absolute necessity.  Pay is a combination of a $9,500 stipend and teaching.  Total of the two would put pay in the $18,000-$23,000 range.  There are no medical benefits.  The position is a 10 month contract, running Aug.1 to May 31.  Those interested should contact: Tom Simi, Head Football Coach-Feather River College, Office Phone: 530-283-0202 ext. 326, Email:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY): Intern Opportunity - Troy, NY - Assistant Football/Coordinator of Minority Student-Athlete Recruitment.  Duties - Serve as primary athletic contact for recruitment of under represented minority students in all sports.  Coordinate recruitment efforts with the Division of Enrollment Management.  Serve as an assistant coach for Rensselaer's Division III football program, with significant positional responsibility.  This is a nine month entry level position which will include housing, a stipend, benefits, and the ability to take graduate classes.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience playing or coaching a defensive position.  Members of under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bachelors degree required.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Chad Martinovich - Defensive Coordinator at (fax) 518-276-2717 or email .

Wagner College: a Scholarship 1AA school that competes in the NEC has an opening for a full time LB's coach.  Wagner is looking for a coach with plenty of experience.  Please email all resumes to  
Friday June 20, 2008

UW-Stevens Point: Tom Journell joins the staff as defensive coordinator.  Journell previously served as the head football coach at Elmhurst College.

JOB OPENINGS:

Ottawa University (KS): Assistant Football Coach.  Ottawa University, Kansas (NAIA) is seeking a full-time assistant football coach for an immediate opening.  This position includes coaching responsibilities (offensive or defensive), as well as responsibilities within the Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Athletics department.  Applicants with a background in strength and conditioning and/or athletic training will receive priority consideration.  This coach will be responsible for organizing all phases of the football program as assigned by the Head Football Coach.  Other responsibilities include recruitment of student-athletes to a liberal arts institution that places a high priority on academics and diversity.  Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree preferred.  At least three years of successful coaching experience is required.  A demonstrated ability to coach successfully at the college or high school level, an understanding of and commitment to academic and athletic excellence, and a commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character values, as well as, the Code of Ethics that has been put forth by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).  Application: Candidates are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume, and list of references to Kent Kessinger, Head Football Coach, Ottawa University, 1001 South Cedar Box #7, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 or e-mail .  Review of applications begins immediately. Ottawa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Otterbein College: Located in Westerville, OH is currently accepting applications for the position of Offensive Graduate Assistant Offensive Skill). Knowledge in the LRS editing system preferred. This position will provide tuition, meal and a $5000 stipend. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and list of references to    Review of applications will begin immediately. No Phone Calls Please

HIGH SCHOOL OPENING: 

Obion County Central HS (TN): West Tennessee - needs to hire 3 assistant football coaches. Gun no huddle offense, 4-2-5 on defense. Offensive Line, Defensive Line, and Linebackers are the football positions available.  Teaching vacancies are Math, 2 Social Studies, and possibly business. Coaches will teach 4 or 5 classes with a football prep period. Great facilities and administration. Contact Shawn Jackson @ . Office Phone 731-536-4214.  Home Phone 731-288-6029.  
2nd Update - Thursday June 19, 2008

JOB OPENING:

Elmhurst College: Head Football Coach.  Immediate Appointment.  Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all phases of a competitive intercollegiate football program.  Understands the role of NCAA and Division III athletics in the educational process and the recruitment of quality student-athletes.  Prepares the annual budget structure and monitors expenditures, conducts all on-field coaching, assigns responsibilities to and supervises all work of assistant coaches, develops and carries out fundraising projects, endorses and supports other sports, develops relationships with all campus constituents and actively participants in their events.  Performs summer duties and special projects as assigned.  Qualifications:  MA preferred, previous college coaching and teaching experience and  demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA, CCIW and institutional rules and regulations.  To apply please submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for at least 3 references by 7/2/08 to Human Resources, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 or email to .  Elmhurst College, an equal opportunity employer, seeks  candidates with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a multicultural campus community. 
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