Monday July 14, 2014
Abilene Christian: Ken Collums has hired former Tarleton State offensive coordinator Scott Carey as offensive line coach. Cody Moore (who spent last season as the assistant recruiting coordinator at Arkansas and was the defensive line coach at Central Arkansas prior to that) is now coaching the defensive line and former ACU quarterback John David Baker is joining the staff as a grad assistant.
Mount Union: Chris Kappas has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Head coach Vince Kehres served as the defensive coordinator last season, his first with both titles/responsibilities.
Arizona Western (JC - AZ): Arizona Western has announced the hiring of linebacker coach Steffon Martin. Martin played linebacker at Arizona Western, as well as Arizona State.
NCAA: The NCAA paid president Mark Emmert $1.7 million in 2012, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. Chief operating officer Jim Irsch earned $1.01 million, and VP/chief legal officer Donald Remy made $620,000.
SEC Network: Longtime college football writer Tony Barnhart, ESPN play-by-play voices Tom Hart and Dave Neal, and current Longhorn Network reporter Kaylee Hartung have each joined SEC Network. Additionally, analysts Matt Stinchcomb and Andre Ware have signed multi-year agreements with the network.
Marshall: The Thundering Herd have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Doc Holliday, keeping him under contract through 2018. While his $600,000 base salary has not changed, Holliday is now eligible for $30,000 bonuses both for winning a Conference USA championship and reaching a bowl game. The school notes his buyout structure of $600,000 for leaving for another head coaching job and a $3 million buyout for taking the West Virginia job remain intact. Holliday is 27-24 in four seasons at Marshall.
Savannah State (FCS - GA): We have learned that defensive coordinator / secondary coach Corey Barlow has been let go. We understand the position is expected to be filled from within.
Fox Sports: Erin Andrews has replaced Pam Oliver as the sideline reporter for FOX's top NFL crew, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Oliver will work with FOX's No. 2 crew consisting of Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch for the 2014 season, and will then move to a different role within the network following the season.
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Fox Sports 1: Fox Sports 1 has hired ESPNU college football play-by-play voice Joe Davis to work Big 12 and Pac-12 games, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com.
Murray State (FCS - KY): We hear that Murray State will fill the defensive line opening from within the staff.
East Mississippi (JC): Murray State defensive line coach Davern Williams has accepted a position on the East Mississippi staff.
Sunday July 13, 2014
Rowan (D-III - NJ): Longtime Gloucester HS (NJ) head coach and AD Leon Harris has decided to accept the tight ends job at Rowan.
Ellsworth CC (IA): Mike Minikwu, an assistant coach from Moore Haven HS (FL), has been hired to coach the running backs at Ellsworth CC.
Saturday July 12, 2014
Hamilton College (D-III - NY): Richard Puccio has been named offensive coordinator, and Josh Miller has been named defensive coordinator at Hamilton College. Both arrive from Alfred University (D-III - NY).
Hampton (FCS - VA): Former Hampton head coach Donovan Rose will return to the university as a fundraiser for the athletics department. His official title will be assistant athletics director for development.
Friday July 11, 2014
West Virginia State: Head coach Jon Anderson has announced the addition of Jamal Powell as offensive line coach. Powell most recently coached the offensive line and served as the run game coordinator at Seton Hill University.
Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC) offensive grad assistant John Ward has joined The Citadel staff.
North Texas: The Mean Green rewarded its staff with new contracts after last season's 9-4, Heart of Dallas bowl-winning season according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. The salary pool for the 2014 season will be as follows: head coach Dan McCarney, $725,000; offensive coordinator Mike Canales, $190,000; defensive coordinator John Skladany, $190,000; assistant head coach/tight ends coach Nick Quartaro, $155,000; wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Mike Grant, $123,000; offensive line coach Mike Simmonds, $120,000; running backs coach/special teams coordinator Tommy Perry, $115,000; strength & conditioning coach Frank Wintrich, $103,000; safeties coach Perry Carter, $100,000; defensive line coach Kevin Patrick, $85,000; DFO Scotty Conley, $73,000; cornerbacks coach LaMarcus Hicks, $70,000.
NFL: Former Vikings and Ravens center Matt Birk has been tabbed as the NFL's director of football development.
Tiffin (D-II - OH): Case Western Reserve (D-III - OH) defensive line coach Joe Cockerham is heading to Tiffin as the running backs grad assistant.
Wisconsin-Stout (D-III): Per source, University of Mary (D-II - ND) defensive ends coach Kody Morgan has accepted a job coaching the corners at UW-Stout.
Holy Cross: Allegheny College (D-III - PA) defensive line coach Alex Bresner is the new outside linebackers coach at Holy Cross.
Thursday July 10, 2014
East Tennessee State (FCS): The school has announced the hiring of offensive line coach Erik Losey. Losey played at ETSU, and spent time on the Florida State, Western Kentucky and Campbell coaching staffs.
Centre College (D-III - KY): Anthony Colucci has been hired to coach the tight ends at Centre College. Colucci recently finished his playing career at Capital University (D-III - OH).
Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Head coach Clint Conque has formally announced the addition of defensive ends coach Tom Howe.
Bethune-Cookman (FCS - FL): Former quality control assistant Tally Adams has been hired as the head coach at Stranahan (FL) High School.
Central Oklahoma (D-II): Per source, Henderson State (D-II - AR) linebackers coach (& head strength coach) Jason Smelser has agreed to become the new linebackers / special teams coordinator at Central Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Panhandle State: Head coach Russell Gaskamp has tabbed Jarry Poth as the program's new defensive coordinator. Poth brings 19 years of coaching experience, including 16 at the high school level, and two seasons at Sul Ross State, most recently as the defensive coordinator.
University of St. Mary (KS): Tim Brooks has accepted the defensive coordinator job, per source. Brooks was a grad assistant at Texas A&M Commerce.
Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Justin Roper has been hired to coach the quarterbacks at Valdosta State. Roper, a former Oregon quarterback, had been coaching the running backs at Findlay (D-II - OH).
Vermillion CC (MN): Terrence Isaac has accepted the defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator position. Terrence was an assistant at coach at Cedar Hill HS (TX) last season.
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