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Wednesday  August 20, 2008

Guilford College: Joe Mitskas has been promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator.  Former Guilford College offensive lineman Brad Davis joins the staff to coach the offensive line.  Matt Hutchins has been named linebackers coach.  Hutchins has just finished his playing career at UVA-Wise.  Bracy Maynard will serve as a volunteer defensive line coach.  Also, Shawn Thomas joins the staff after serving as the kickers and special teams coach at North Davidson HS in KY.  

New Mexico: Head coach Rocky Long has signed a new five-year contract extension. 
Tuesday  August 19, 2008

Jasksonville State: Errol K. Seaver has joined the staff as a graduate assistant.  Seaver will serve as new video coordinator for the Gamecocks.

New Mexico: Head coach Rocky Long is set to sign a new contract extension.

South Florida: Defensive line coach John Hendrick returned to his full time duties on Monday, nearly seven weeks after suffering a heart attack. 

JOB OPENING:

Alfred University: is looking for a Graduate Assistant to help coach the defensive secondary. Education is the only Graduate Program currently offered for G.A.'s. Interested candidates should email a resume to . The position will be filled as soon as possible.
Monday  August 18, 2008

UNC-Pembroke: Geoff Buffum has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator.  Buffum previously served as the head football coach of the Swarco Raiders in Austria, where he led the organization to the 2008 European championship.

Saint Vincent College: Former Pittsburgh University quarterback Rod Rutherford has been hired to coach the defensive backs.  Rutherford recently led the Erie River Rats to a 10-6 record in the American Indoor Football Association. 
Sunday  August 17, 2008

Weekly Poll Result

The most well coached high school football teams are located in:

   44%     State of Texas
   23%     Other state
   16%     State of Ohio
   9%       State of Georgia
   9%       State of California
  
South Florida: Coach Jim Leavitt has announced that he never really considered hiring another coach to fill in for Coach John Hendrick.  Hendrick is currently recovering from a heart attack he suffered in early July.  Leavitt indicated this week that he is very pleased assistant coach Kevin Patrick, who has taken on additional responsibilities in place of Hendrick.  Patrick had been coaching the defensive ends, but is now in charge of the entire defensive front. 
Friday  August 15, 2008

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Clark Atlanta University: Ronnie Blackmon has joined the staff as the new running backs coach.  Blackmon previously served on the staff at West Georgia in 2007.

Olivet Nazarene University: Olivet Nazarene University: Head coach Gary Newsome has been named athletic director and will step down as head football coach in December. 

Western Connecticut: Greg Schwarz joins the staff as the new linebackers coach.  Schwarz previously served the past three seasons on the staff at Immaculate High School in Connecticut.  Former Western Connecticut player, Greg Boucher, has also joined the staff. Boucher will direct the defensive line.

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