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Wednesday May 27, 2009 (Update 2)

Iowa: We hear that Paul Federici has moved into the role of director of football operations.  Federici has served as the director of athletic training with the Iowa program since 2004.  As we reported on Monday, DFO Bill Dervrich has resigned.

Fitchburg State College: located in Fitchburg, MA has two part time openings on both offense and defense.  Fitchburg State College is an NCAA Division III institution that competes in the NEFC Conference and located 45 minutes outside of Boston. The position will include on field coaching, recruiting and other additional duties assigned by the head coach.  Previous experience coaching or playing at the collegiate level is preferred.  Please send resumes and references to [email protected] or fax them to 978-665-3710.  No phone calls. 

Ursinus College: Invites applicants for a P/T coaching position.  The candidate will coach a position group and will receive a small stipend. Ursinus College is located in Collegeville, PA, which is approx. 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia.  Please submit resumes to Pete Gallagher @ [email protected] or fax to 484-762-4304.



Wednesday May 27, 2009

Massillon HS (Ohio): Former University of Arkansas quarterbacks coach Alex Wood has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Massillon HS in Ohio.  Wood is a veteran NFL and college coach, who once served as the head coach at James Madison.  Wood last coached the quarterbacks under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 2007.

Mahoning Valley Thunder: Former Colorado Crush offensive coordinator Chris MacKeown has accepted the head coaching position with the Mahoning Valley Thunder.  Interim head coach Brennen Booth will return to his former position as defensive coordinator.

JOB POSTING: 

The University of St. Francis (IL) - NAIA:  St. Francis is in need of a Wide Receiver coach.  This is a part-time position that includes a stipend.  Starting date is July 27th.  Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] if interested. No phone calls please.



Tuesday May 26, 2009

Iowa: Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has promoted student assistant Charles Bullen to defensive GA.

Miami Dolphins: Former Bridgewater State College player, Adam Howe, has joined the Dolphins' scouting department.  Howe has been named a Scouting Assistant.
Indiana: Check the DFO Scoop

Iowa: Check the DFO Scoop

Nichols State: We hear there is an assistant coaching position open at Nicholls State.

Oregon State: We hear at least 4 phone interviews were conducted last week for the Assistant Operations job.  Our sources tell us at least 2 sitting D1 DFO's are interested.  We also hear an east coast D1-AA coach is involved.

Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning Clinic at Juniata College: Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning Clinic, Friday, June 12 & 13, 2009 - Over 30 Speakers & Hands-on Sessions. 18 Contact Hours of Continuing Education Credit for the Following: National Strength and Conditioning Association, Board of Certification (NATA Members), Pennsylvania Act 48 /Physical Education Teachers, New Jersey Department of Education, $230.00 Package. Room & Board, Thursday & Friday Night Lodging, Registration, 4 Meals, Bar-B-Q, Clinic Portfolio, Clinic DVD, T-Shirt, Other Packages Available. Contact for Additional Information: Doug Smith, Clinic Director, 814-641-3502 [email protected]

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So, what is an "Assistant Coordinator"?  Well, you would have to ask Bob Stoops or Urban Meyer.  These 2 head coaches are the only coaches in the country that have an assistant coach with the responsibility and title of Assistant Coordinator.

Oklahoma lists Jay Norvell as the Assistant Offensive Coordinator.

Oklahoma lists Bobby Jack Wright as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator.

Florida lists Chuck Heater as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator.

Let's be honest, though. Stoops and Meyer know what they are doing.  Unless you live in a cave, you might remember the Gators and Sooners played for the national championship last season.

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Saturday May 23, 2009

Memphis: Our sources continue to tell us that Memphis has yet to fill the remaining full-time position and no decision has been made.  In the off-season, defensive coordinator Tim Walton left for the Detroit Lions and special teams coordinator Garret Chachere left to join the University of Arizona staff.  The only coach to join the Memphis staff since has been former Arkansas State assistant Jack Curtis.  Curtis will coach the safeties at Memphis.  The people we have talked with say head coach Tommy West has not made a decision on his final spot.

Northwestern: FootballScoop has learned that Northwestern has just hired Kenneth Kowalski as the new director of video operations.  Kowalski previously served in the same capacity at Bowling Green.  It will be interesting to see if Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson tries to lure an employee at Richmond or Tennessee to fill the job at Bowling Green.

Oregon State: We have learned this morning that offensive GA, Tim Euhus, has decided to accept a medical supply sales position in Portland.  Head coach Mike Riley will hire a new GA with experience at the tight end position.  We also expect to have news soon regarding another position on the Oregon State staff.



Friday May 22, 2009
Tennessee: Breaking news on the Strength Scoop

Hinds Community College: FootballScoop has just learned that Hinds CC assistant coach J.J. Plummer has accepted the head coaching job at North Pontotac HS in Mississippi.

Indianapolis Colts: Recently retired coaches Tom Moore and Howard Mudd will work for the team as consultants.

West Liberty University: We hear defensive backs coach Tom Bruney has resigned to accept a head high school job in Ohio.

The Coach Tracker: In the past 4 days, another 1,000 high school football coaches have updated their contact information via The Coach Tracker.  If you have yet to update your contact info, please take 2 minutes to do so. 



Note: Earlier this week in THE EXTRA POINT presented by Wilson, we asked you to let us know who you think started the idea of using 2 full-time coaches to instruct the wide receivers.  According to some very well known coaches that emailed in, the 2 earliest accounts go back to Coach Mouse Davis and Coach Mark Dufner.  In fact, when Dufner served as the head coach at Maryland, Rob Spence (Syracuse OC) and John Shannon (Marshall OC) served as his 2 wide receiver coaches.  We appreciate all the emails, including the 14 different coaches that emailed in claiming "TONY FRANKLIN.  That's easy." 

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We thought it was interesting that Baylor head coach Art Briles is the only coach in the country to have 2 recruiting cooridnators, one for each side of the ball.  Inside receivers coach Kendal Briles serves as the Offensive Recruiting Coordinator.  Defensive backs coach Kim McCloud serves as the Defensive Recruiting Coordinator. 

Sure, plenty of coaches in the profession think programs should do away with the "Recruiting Coordinator" title.  As one highly respected D1 assistant told us, "There's only one 'Recruiting Coordinator' in the country who truly believes his job is to 'coordinate the recruiting process'.  And don't ask me who." 

In fact, several programs do not give out a "Recruiting Coordinator" title to any assistant coach. 

Let us know what your thoughts are on the "Recruiting Coordinator" title.  You can email us [email protected]