Monday March 23, 2009
College of San Mateo: Larry Owens has resigned as head coach. Bret Pollack is taking over as head coach. Pollack served as assistant head coach / offensive coordinator last season.
Defiance College: Former Defiance College player Nate Jensen has been hired as defensive coordinator. Jensen coach the last several years at Manchester University.
Fordham: Recapping the Fordham adjustments: Bryan Volk has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. Patrick Moore will serve as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Former Oregon graduate assistant Eddy Morrissey is the new offensive line coach. Former UCONN offensive graduate assistant John Wholley is the new running backs / inside receivers coach.
Kentucky State: We hear there could be movement on the offensive side as Kentucky State.
New York Jets: Former Delta State offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren has joined the staff as offensive assistant.
Friday March 19, 2009 (Update 2)
Memphis: Our sources tell us head coach Tommy West has hired Arkansas State co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis to coach the safeties.
North Greenville: The new staff is complete. Butch Barry (offensive coordinator / offensive line), Jonathon Chadwell (co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers), Matt Durham (running backs), Skylor Magee (co-defensive coordinator / defensive line / strength coach), Chad Staggs (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers), Jonathan Wheeler (defensive backs).
Friday March 20, 2009
Alcorn State: Earnest E. Collins Jr. has accepted a one-year contract to serve as head coach. Collins will be assisted this season by offensive line coach Willard Scissum, defensive coordinator Zachary S. Shay, offensive coordinator Dino J. Dawson, quarterback coach and recruiting coordinator Michael Armour, special teams and defensive line coach Keith Majors, running backs coach Terrance D. Robinson, secondary coach Jack Phillips and assistant defensive line coach and football operations manager Quentin Qualls.
Princeton: We hear the former wide receivers coach / co-offensive coordinator at New Mexico State Gary Goff is heading the Princeton to coach the wide receivers. Goff served on the staff under Hal Mumme.
Truman State: Head coach Shannon Currier will not return. The university has announced that offensive coordinator Aaron Vicko will serve as interim head coach the next season.
Thursday March 19, 2009
Bemidji State: Our sources tell us Eureka College offensive coordinator Neil Linhart has accepted the wide receivers job.
Kent State: Former Miami (OH) linebackers coach Craig Aukerman has been hired to coach the linebackers. Former Cleveland Browns assistant defensive backs coach Richard McNutt has been hired to coach the corners.
Lincoln University: Thomas Howard will serve as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach. Howard previously served on the staff at Slippery Rock. Former Washington University (St. Louis) assistant Glenn Resse will coach the running backs / slot backs. Former Suny Maritime assistant Josh Varner will serve as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Sean Anderson has been retained from the previous staff as wide receivers coach.
Portland State: Check the DFO Scoop
Stonehill College: We hear the offensive coordinator position has been filled.
Towson: Former Lafayette College assistant Matt Hachmann has been hired as defensive coordinator. Brian Fleury and former Hampton defensive line coach Canute Curtis have also joined the defensive staff at Towson. Former Delaware assistant John Kaleo will coach the tight ends.
Western Kentucky: Scott Booker has joined the staff as defensive backs coach. Booker previously coach the corners at Kent State. Also, former Ravenwood HS (Nashville) head coach Brian Rector has accepted the offensive GA position.
Wednesday March 18, 2009
Central Valley Coyotes: Former Montana State defensive line coach Joe O'Brien has accepted the defensive line job with the Coyotes (Arena 2).
Columbia: Former Fordham offensive coordinator Ed Argast has joined the staff as offensive line coach.
Lincoln University: We hear former Jackson defensive GA Martez Edwards has accepted the defensive line job.
DFO Spring Meeting and Clinic: The DFO National Committee wishes to invite all DFOs and prospective DFOs to attend the upcoming Spring Meeting. You do not have to be a DFO to attend.
Merced College: Our sources tell us Menlo College head coach Mark Kaannapu will likely be named head football coach at Merced College.
Missouri State: Former Western Carolina assistant John Scott has joined the staff at Missouri State.
North Iowa Area Community College: Officials have announced the school is dropping football due to financial reasons.
San Bernardino Valley College: We hear head football coach Pat Meach has resigned. We hear the administration has set no timetable for filling the vacant position.