|Thursday March 13, 2014
Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL): After leading the franchise to its fourth Grey Cup, head coach Corey Chamblin has signed a contract extension through 2017.
Tiffin (D-II - OH): Per source, Gary Goff has hired Adrian White as defensive backs coach. White most recently was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills.
Northern Michigan (D-II): John Parrella has been hired to coach the defensive line. Parella is a 12 year NFL veteran and previously coached the defensive line at Chabot College (CC - CA).
Rice: Offensive quality control coach Stephen Hill has accepted the head coaching job at St. Pius X HS (TX).
Feather River (CC - CA): Feather River is looking to hire an interim head coach (for a semester or two) with teaching responsibilities in PE. Responsibilities: To coordinate, recruit, plan, organize and coach a community college intercollegiate football program (includes weekends and evenings as required). Master's in physical education, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy, or the equivalent. Pay will range from $5,306 to $7,717. Full description & application available at https://www.frc.edu.
Brevard (D-II - NC): We are told that there are currently no openings at Brevard and the staff is structured as follows; Taylor Cornett will move from WR/TE to OL, Chris Schultz from Kentucky Christian will coach TEs, Brock Pursley will remain the associate head coach/recruiting coordinator/running backs coach and will also coach WRs. Also, Joe Battaglia will be the DC/ILBs coach, Randy Thompson will coach DBs, Jerel Drew will move from offense to assist with the secondary, Thor Pate will coach OLBs and Justin Jefferson will be the DL/strength coach.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D-III): Valley City State (NAIA - ND) offensive coordinator Marty Costello has accepted the offensive line job at UW-Stevens Point.
College Football Playoff: Former Virginia receivers coach / tight ends coach Shawn Moore has been named the director of community relations for the CFB Playoff.
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Pac-12: The Pac-12 has hired Jamie Zaninovich as their deputy commissioner and COO. Zaninovich previously served as the conference commissioner of the West Coast Conference.
Missouri Southern (D-II): Missouri Southern has announced the additions of Charlie Hopkins (offensive line), and Frank Wilson (corners). Hopkins spent last season at Brevard College (D-II - NC) as the offensive line coach, and Wilson spent the past two years as an assistant at East Stroudsburg (D-II - PA). Also, defensive assistant Rashad Watson has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Siena Heights (NAIA - MI): Former offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Jeff Hancock has been hired as the new head coach at Vidalia HS (LA).
St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): St. Lawrence University (Div III, Liberty League New York ) is looking to fill 2 open dates for the 2015 Football season. The open dates are: Week 1 (9/5/15) and week 3 (9/19/15). Contact Head Coach Mark Raymond at (315) 229-5785 or .
Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union University is looking for a home game on September 6, 2014. A road game will also be considered. Interested parties can contact Jim Junot at .
Gettysburg College (D-III - PA): Gettysburg College is seeking an intern for football (defensive position). Responsibilities include practice planning and coaching (defensive position), strength and conditioning, and recruiting. This appointment begins May 1, 2014 and will continue through May, 2016. Bachelor’s degree required. Compensation is paid on an hourly basis, and the individual is eligible to participate in the College’s fringe benefit program, including: medical, dental and vision insurance. A meal plan is also provided. Application Procedure: Please visit our website to submit application materials via the new on-line system by visiting this link. Position will remain open through March 28, 2014. No phone calls will be accepted.
Slippery Rock (D-II - PA): Per source, Zack Patterson has been promoted to quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator. Patterson was a grad assistant working with the running backs last year.
|Wednesday March 12, 2014
Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Former Widener (D-III - PA) offensive coordinator TJ DiMuzio has joined the staff at receivers coach.
Bluffton (D-III - OH): Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Terry Peebles has been hired as the new head coach at Harrison HS (IN).
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American River (CC - CA): Jon Osterhout has hired Lou Baiz as defensive coordinator. The two previously coached together for nine years at Sacramento State.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Per the Sports Analytics blog, the Bucs have added Tyler Oberly as the franchise's new director of analytics. Oberly previously wrote for Sideline View, where he contributed analytically-angled articles.
Illinois Wesleyan (D-III - IL): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking a Graduate Assistant to work with the football program on defense coaching the defensive backs. Candidates must be interested in a degree in Kinesiology and Recreation, must have a 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Send cover letter, resume and references to Defensive Coordinator Travis Rundle at .
Southwest Mississippi (CC): Sources tell us that Cason Bicknell has accepted the defensive line job.
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Midland (NAIA - NE): Midland University is taking applications for a grad assistant, preferably with a WR background. Send resume and application materials to if interested.
Randolph Macon (D-III - VA): Randolph-Macon College is looking for a pre-season scrimmage within a reasonable distance from Ashland, VA. Please contact Dave Marquis at 804-412-1375 or if interested.
University of Chicago (D-III - IL): Bo Flowers, who previously served as a grad assistant at Eastern Michigan, has been hired to coach the defensive backs and coordinate special teams. Also, Justin Weaver, who coached the linebackers last season and served as the special teams coordinator for the Maroons, has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Cal: Sonny Dykes has formally announced Fred Tate as defensive line coach, while Garret Chachere will transition to linebackers. Also, the school confirmed that former defensive coordinator Andy Buh has been reassigned within the athletics department.
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Livingstone College (D-II - NC): Livingstone College is looking for a home or away game on September 20, 2014. Please contact head coach Daryl Williams at or at 704-216-6291
Capital (D-III - OH): We hear head coach Craig Candeto has identified his candidates to fill the defensive coordinator position.
Wisconsin: Wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has added the title of recruiting coordinator.
Eastern Michigan: Per source, Capital University (D-III - OH) defensive coordinator John Perin has accepted a defensive grad assistant position at Eastern working with the corners.
Denver Broncos: Offensive line consultant Alex Gibbs will not return to the staff.
Eastern Michigan: Per source, former Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH) offensive line coach Tony Neymeiyer has accepted an offensive grad assistant job at EMU working with the offensive line.
Miles College: Sources tell us that receivers coach Gary Bank has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Florence HS (AL).
|Tuesday March 11, 2014
Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has announced the hiring of Utah State defensive line coach Frank Maile to the same post.
Southern Miss: Southern Miss appreciates all of the interest in the open defensive grad assistant position. We are no longer accepting resumes at this time.
Kentucky Wesleyan: Per source, New Mexico State offensive line grad assistant Derrick Elder has accepted the Kentucky Wesleyan offensive line position.
New Mexico State: We hear New Mexico State has an opening for an offensive line grad assistant.
Denver Broncos: Along with the addition of offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree, which we reported over the weekend, the Broncos have also added former USC offensive line coach James Cregg as their assistant offensive line coach, according to Mike Klis.
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Kent State: Sources tell us running backs coach Ted Bahhur has left the program to pursue other business opportunities.
Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Per source, Southern Miss offensive grad assistant Jeff Horrocks has accepted the receivers job at Fairmont State.
Georgetown (FCS - DC): The school announced Luke Thompson as the Hoyas' defensive coordinator/linebackers coach today. Thompson spent the last two years at Army and was a Georgetown assistant from 2006-11.
Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Kevin Morris, who accepted a position on Monmouth's staff last week, will be the team's offensive coordinator, the school announced today.
William & Mary (FCS - VA): Sources tell us Texas offensive grad assistant Mario Acitelli has accepted the tight ends job at William & Mary.
Georgia: Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo had had a year added to his existing three-year, so he is now signed through 2016 and will make $575,000 annually. Also, defensive line coach Tracy Rocker will earn $350,000 this season.
Kentucky: Safeties coach / special teams coordinator Craig Naivar has signed a two-year deal (through June 30, 2016) worth $240,000 per year. Naivar can earn bonuses of $20k for an SEC East title, $20k for a lower tier bowl, $30k for upper tier bowl, $40k for SEC title and $40k for a BCS Bowl.
Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Per source, offensive line coach Jason Eck has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Louisiana-Lafayette: The Ragin' Cajuns are looking for a defensive grad assistant with secondary coaching experience. Qualified candidates should email resumes to Zach Lochard at . No phone calls please.
Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Longtime Monmouth assistants Brian Gabriel (offensive line) and Jeff Gallo (tight ends) have added the title of assistant head coach.
Bethany College (NAIA - KS): Bethany College (KS) NAIA is looking for a guarantee game preferably vs. an FCS or D2 opponent in 2015. We have three available dates: August 29th, September 5th or September 12th. If interested, contact Manny Matsakis at
Stillman College (D-II - AL): Former Stillman College defensive coordinator Dedrick Dodge has accepted the head coaching job at Mulberry HS (FL).
|Monday March 10, 2014
Castelton (D-III - VT): Endicott College (D-III - MA) offensive coordinator Tony Volpone will be the new head coach at Castleton.
Indianapolis Colts: Defensive quality control Brad White has been promoted to assistant linebackers coach. He previously coached at Murray State, Wake Forest and Air Force.
Arizona State: Sources tell us Matt Butterfield has been hired as a senior offensive analyst focusing on quarterbacks at Arizona State. He previously worked on the staffs at Colorado, Arizona State under Dennis Erickson and most recently at UCLA. At UCLA we understand there are no current openings for quality control or grad assistant positions.
Buffalo Bills: Ball State defensive grad assistant Thad Bogardus has been hired as defensive quality control.
West Alabama (D-II): Per source, former Jacksonville State offensive line coach Adam Ross will join the West Alabama staff in the same capacity.
Missouri Southern (D-II): Former East Stroudsburg (D-II - PA) defensive line coach Charles Alexander has accepted the defensive backs position at Missouri Southern.
Utica (D-III - MI): Utica College (NCAA Division III, Empire 8 Conference, NY): In need of a week 2 opponent starting in 2015. Multiple year contract vs. regional opponent is preferred. Series would begin on Saturday September 12, 2015. Contact: Blaise Faggiano, Head Football Coach or via phone at 315-792-3713
Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Baldwin Wallace is looking to hire an offensive assistant coach. Offensive line coaching experience required. Bachelors required, Masters preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package included. Interested candidates can apply with their materials via this link.
Savannah State: Earnest Wilson has announced the hires of Mike Villagrana (co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers), and David Banks (quarterbacks). Wilson worked with both coaches at Hampton University.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have promoted Mark Collins from defensive assistant to outside linebackers coach and Southern Miss safeties coach Andrew Thacker has been hired as a defensive assistant, according to Alex Marvez.
Hudson Valley CC (NY): Hudson Valley Community College is looking for an assistant football coach. There are two part time positions available. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. We are looking to hire one coach on offense and one coach on defense. Positions are negotiable, but ideally we are looking for someone with experience coaching LBs or DBs on defense and QBs, RBs, or OL on offense. These positions are part-time stipends only, no meals or housing. Salary will range from $2000-$4500 based on experience. Interested parties need to email both the human resources department at and head coach Mike Muehling at . NO PHONE CALLS.
Tennessee-Chattanooga: Chris Malone has been hired to coach the offensive line. Malone coached at Virginia State last season (offensive line / run game coordinator) and was at James Madison for seven years prior to that.
Mississippi State: Per source, Villanova restricted earnings coach Justin Hinds has been hired as a defensive grad assistant and will work with the defensive line.
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St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): Sources tell us that UW-Eau Claire (D-III) defensive coordinator Mark Sipple is heading to St. Cloud State in the same capacity.
Sunday March 9, 2014
Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. has passed away this morning at 88. Ford purchased the team in 1963, Please keep his family in your prayers.
Stanford: Longtime Texas assistant Duane Akina is joining David Shaw's staff as secondary coach.
Denver Broncos: Per source, LSU offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree has been hired as an offensive assistant with the Broncos. Hardegree worked with the quarterbacks and was at LSU for three seasons, and also served as an offensive grad assistant at Duke for three seasons under David Cutcliffe.
Iowa Barnstormers (Arena): Head coach Mike Hohensee has announced his coaching staff. Ernesto "Netto" Purnsley will return for his third season as defensive coordinator, David Paffenroth will coach the offensive line in his second season with the team, and Stanley Wrubluski will serve as defensive line coach / special teams coordinator.
South Florida: USF looks like they found their new AD. Details here.