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Wednesday March 5, 2014 presented by:  {module 180}

Santa Barbara City College (JC - CA): Puget Sound offensive line coach Dan Lever is the new offensive line coach/run game coordinator for Santa Barbara City College. 

Southern Miss: Southern Miss is looking for a defensive grad assistant. Email resumes to . No phone calls please. 

Coastal Carolina (FCS - SC): Bill Durkin has been hired as running backs coach. He spent the past four years as Bowling Green's offensive line coach. 

Samford (FCS - AL): Alabama offensive analyst Ronnie Letson has been hired as wide receivers coach at Samford. Letson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State from 2004-12. 

Florida: New offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has signed a three-year contract worth up to $1.97 million. Roper will earn an average of $590,000 per season, plus a $100,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 retention bonus if he remains in his post through Jan. 31, 2016. Previous Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease made $590,000 last season. Additionally, special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler will make $230,000 in 2014 on a one-year contract and offensive line coach Mike Summers will earn $190,000 on a two-year contract. 

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Defensive coordinator Thomas Ford has accepted the head coaching job at Stadium High School in Tacoma, Wash. 

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State is no longer accepting applications for any of its analyst positions. Thank you for your interest. 

Millsaps College (D-III - MS): Millsaps College, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is looking for two games in 2014. Preferable opponent would be a Division III or NAIA opponent. The dates are September 13th (can play away) and September 20th (prefer this date to be a home game). We do not have reciprocating dates for 2015 so this would be a 1 year contract. If interested please contact Jason Guthrie at .

University of Jamestown (NAIA-ND): University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, N.D. is seeking applicants for a full time offensive coordinator position.  Experience in the spread and no huddle offense is a must. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and references to Shawn Frank, Head Football Coach, at . No phone calls please! The University of Jamestown is an AA/OE employer.

University of Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions of Defensive Coordinator. The successful candidates will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible to put together the defensive game plan each week. The successful candidate will also be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to overall departmental philosophy which might include teaching classes or be involved in other administrative duties. Apply online at www.pugetsound.edu/employment. Screening of applicants begins immediately, applications accepted until position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State is seeking an offensive line coach. Please send resumes to DFO John Leib at

UCF: Defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro has left the program, head coach George O'Leary has announced. Linebackers coach Tyson Summers has been promoted to interim defensive coordinator for the spring.

Auburn: Former Homewood HS (AL) head coach Doug Goodwin is joining Gus Malzahn's staff as the director of high school relations. Goodwin has won 234 games as a high school head coach in the state of Alabama.


University of Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions ofOffensive Line Coach. The successful candidates will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible for the Offensive Line. The successful candidate will also be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to overall departmental philosophy which might include teaching classes or be involved in other administrative duties. Apply online at www.pugetsound.edu/employment. Screening of applicants begins immediately, applications accepted until position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. 

Sam Houston State: K.C. Keeler has completed his coaching staff. We've reported all these already, but just to recap; Phil Longo (OC), Brad Sherrod (co-DC), Mike Collins (safeties, co-DC), Phil Petitte (DL), Terence Archer (WRs), Dan Lanning (DBs), Matt Powledge (special teams), Rodrique Wright (DEs), Kyle Segler (TEs), and Bart Tatum (OL).


Youngstown State: Kenny Carter has joined the staff as wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator and co-special teams coordinator. Carter has 15 years of BCS level experience at places like LSU, Pitt, Penn State, Vandy, and was most recently at Louisville as the running backs coach under Charlie Strong. Dan Gerberry has also been named tight ends coach. 

College of the Desert (JC - CA): Running backs coach/co-special teams coordinator Jeremy Mercer has accepted the head coaching job at Pueblo Central (Colo.) High School. 

Anna Maria (D-III - MA): Anna Maria College has an immediate opening for a defensive assistant coach. This position will be responsible for coaching his own position group, recruiting, and all other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Position includes on campus housing, stipend, and meals. Interested applicants please send resume and references to assistant coach Ryan Kelly at

Highland CC (KS): Per source, Liberty HS (MO) defensive line coach Payton Kirk has accepted a position on staff at Highland Community College.

Georgetown: Sources tell us that Cornell running backs / tight ends coach Mike Neuberger will return to Georgetown as offensive coordinator. Neuberger coached the Hoyas receivers in 2012.

Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Yale offensive coordinator Kevin Morris has accepted a position on the Monmouth staff according to the Hartford Courant. 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): New head coach John Grass has announced his coaching staff: assistant head coach/running backs coach Jimmy Ogle, quarterbacks coach Larry Smith, wide receivers coach/co-special teams coordinator Nick Williams, offensive line coach Trey Smith, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator J.R. Sandlin, co-defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach David Blackwell, co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Brandon Hall, outside linebackers coach Nick Gentry and cornerbacks coach/special teams coordinator Aashon Larkins. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Per source, former Flat Rock HS (MI) defensive coordinator Todd Miller has accepted the defensive ends job.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Augustana College is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach working with the secondary / special teams. The position is a full-time appointment with a limited teaching assignment in the department. Master’s degree and collegiate coaching experience preferred. Compensation will be based on experience. Starting date preferred is March 24th until position is filled. Please email cover letter, resume and references electronically to .

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Valdosta State is no longer accepting resumes for their open position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

South East Prep (Post Grad - TX): Sources tell us that former Waldorf (NAIA - IA) and Independence (CC - KS) assistant David Simmons has joined the staff. Also, we hear former North Park defensive backs coach Eli Wickland has joined the staff as well.

Monterey Peninsula (CC - CA): Monterey Peninsula College has a defensive coaching position open. Position area is flexible. College degree (Masters is a plus), playing and coaching experience required. Duties include recruiting, strength and conditioning program, coaching on the field, game planning, academic advising, and video operations. Duties also include being an adjunct instructor in the Physical Education Department. Stipend is approximately $10,000 annually. Position open immediately; teaching will commence June 30, 2014. Contact Head Coach Mike Rasmussen at .

South Dakota: South Dakota is looking to hire a grad assistant that will also serve as an assistant equipment manager. More details here.

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State is seeking an offensive coordinator. Interested candidates can send resumes to DFO .

Tiffin (D-II - OH): Sources tell us that the receivers position has been filled. Will update.

University of Mary (D-II - SD): Sources tell us that Tim Belmore is the new offensive coordinator at the University of Mary. Belmore was previously the offensive coordinator at Jamestown College (NAIA - ND). 

Utica (D-III - NY): Utica College invites applications for two part time position in Football with an August 1, 2014 start date. Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience Qualifications: Minimum two years coaching experience necessary Skills/Abilities In-depth knowledge of Football, Interpersonal communication skills, Ability to work with diversified group, Strong organizational skills. Interested candidates can apply via this link.

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions of linebacker coach & defensive line coach. Each of the successful candidates will have his own position group and will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL). The position is a part-time entry level position with salary comparable or slightly above a high school stipend (no benefits, housing or meals). We are searching for local candidates. Interested applicants please email a letter of application, resume, and references to Jeff Thomas at . Please no phone calls.

Wesley (D-III - DE): Wesley College, Dover Del, is looking to fill an open date on September 6, 2014. Please contact Mike Drass 302-736-2363 or

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Fairmont State is no longer accepting applications for the open defensive backs position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Tuesday March 4, 2014 presented by:  {module 178}

South Dakota School of Mines (D-II): Former Central Washington (D-II) head coach Blaine Bennett is joining the staff as receivers coach / pass game coordinator.

Australian Future Stars Camp: Dan Hawkins (former Boise State and Colorado head coach), Cody Hawkins (Ohio State offensive grad assistant), and Joe Seumalo (Oregon State defensive line coach) have been chosen to participate in the 2014 Australian Future Stars Camp.

The College of New Jersey (D-III): Defensive backs coach Ted Florio has accepted the head coaching job at Kennedy Catholic HS (NY), per source.

Utah: Offensive coordinator Dave Christensen will earn an annual salary of $500,000, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah State: Portland State special teams coordinator/defensive tackles coach Ikaika Malloe has been named the defensive line coach at Utah State. 

San Francisco 49ers: Cornerbacks coach Ed Donatell has signed a two-year contract to remain with the club according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. 

Tiffin (D-II - OH): Receivers coach Craig Yeast has accepted the head coaching job at Fremont Ross HS (OH).

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Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Bemidji State has rounded out their coaching staff with two grad assistant hires. Barry Derickson will coach the running backs and Craig Bagnell will coach the receivers..

     Michigan State got the ultimate stamp of approval at the combine

UNC Pembroke (D-II): Sources tell us that Johnny Cox, who previously served as the receivers coach / recruiting coordinator at North Carolina A&T, has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job. Also, we hear that defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator O.C. Williams will be promoted to defensive coordinator.

Bluffton (D-III - OH): Associate head coach Lou Stokes has assumed the head coaching duties while a national search is conducted for a new head coach. Tyson Veidt left for a position on Toledo's staff (see last night).

St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): Per source, Bemi Otulaja has been hired to coach the running backs, and Scott Vallone has joined the staff and will coach the defensive line.

Monday March 3, 2014 presented by:  {module 195}

Missouri: Gary Pinkel and Mizzou are closing in on a contract extension that will increase his pay from $2.8 million to just north of $3 million according to Missouri's Rivals site. 

Toledo: Bluffton (D-III - OH) head coach Tyson Veidt has accepted the linebackers/recruiting coordinator job at Toledo. 

West Virginia: Tom Bradley will earn $600,000 in 2014 and $400,000 in 2015 with incentives according to Hoppy Kercheval of West Virginia Metronews. 

Southern Illinois (FCS): Ashton Aikens is the new wide receivers coach at Southern Illinois. He worked previously as special teams quality control at Northwestern. 

UNC-Pembroke (D-II): UNC-Pembroke is looking to hire a full-time offensive line coach. Master’s degree in P.E./Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes & cover letter to Head Coach:

North Texas: Head coach Dan McCarney has received a five-year extension through 2018 according to Brett McMurphy; he also reports thew new deal will make McCarney "among the highest-paid coaches in Conference USA."

SMU: Per source, former UCLA running backs coach Steve Broussard will join the SMU staff as running backs coach.

Ohio State: Former Cincinnati linebacker Jon Carpenter has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant. Jon is the brother of former Buckeye linebacker Bobby Carpenter.

     Arizona has created the most imaginative, hilarious video of the year

Presentation (NAIA - SD): Presentation College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of RESTRICTED EARNINGS Football Coach - Offense. This is an entry level position, designed to provide the successful candidate coaching and administrative experience. Responsibilities will include coaching a position on the offense to be determined, and assisting the head coach in all aspects of the program (practice and game preparation, recruiting, fundraising, video breakdown, camps, equipment, community involvement, and other duties as assigned). This position pays a stipend of up to $5000, with no housing or benefits, for March 1 – May 31, 2014. Position could be renewed for the 2014-15; June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. Bachelor’s degree required, with coaching/playing experience preferred. Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Email letter of application, resume, and professional references to Presentation College Human Resources Department at .

Miami: Miami has landed Booker T. Washington HS (Miami, FL) head coach Tim "Ice" Harris as their assistant DFO. Huge hire.

Minnesota: Minnesota has no current grad assistant positions available.

UConn: Along with coaching the running backs, David Corley will also serve as the director of player engagement.

Adams State (D-II - CO): Former Western State Colorado (D-II) offensive coordinator Tony Case is the new offensive line coach, according to sources.

Minnesota: Sources confirm to us that Mike Sherels will be the new linebackers coach. Sherels is a former Gopher linebacker and spent last season as a defensive GA.

Army: Former Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Jovan Dewitt and The Citadel offensive coordinator Bob Bodine have officially joined the Army staff, the academy announced today. 

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): Ave Maria has made a few changes to their coaching staff. Brad Vojcak has been hired to coach the OL after previously serving as an offensive GA at Eastern Michigan, Malcolm Pearson has been hired to coach the DBs (coached corners at Bethel College, KS last year), and Zach Opsal has been hired as special teams coordinator / video coordinator (was a GA at Northern Illinois last year). Also, within the staff, Michael Armstrong will move from secondary to TEs and will remain as DFO, and Ryan Gravel will move from offensive assistant to WRs.

Becker College (D-III - MA): Becker College is looking for a defensive assistant coach to start immediately. The position includes free housing, meals and a stipend over 12 months. The position will be responsible for coaching own position group and recruiting a geographic area. Interested applicants please send resume, cover letter and references to head coach Mike Lichten at . No phone calls please.

Mississippi Valley State (FCS): Shawn Gregory has returned for his second stint as the Delta Devils' offensive coordinator. 

TCU: Per source, director of high school relations Kenny Perry will be promoted to corners coach. Perry previously served as a head high school coach, most recently at Bowie HS (TX).

West Virginia: Dana Holgorsen stated that senior associate head coach Tom Bradley will work with the defensive line and Damon Cogdell will work with the linebackers.

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): Per his Twitter, EJ Whitlow is the new defensive line coach at Grand Valley.

Bucknell: Sources tell us that Northwestern offensive grad assistant Rickey Jackson has joined the staff and will coach the receivers.

Lafayette: Per source, Northwestern defensive grad assistant McNeil Parker has joined the Lafayette staff as corners coach.

Northwestern: Sources tell us that Northwestern has promoted Dan Hernandez from offensive quality control to offensive grad assistant.

Northwestern State: Per source, former Southeastern Louisiana head coach Mike Lucas is the new defensive coordinator at Northwestern State (FCS - LA). Last season Lucas coached the defensive line at Indiana State.

Sunday March 2, 2014

Northeastern State (D-II - OK): Ellsworth (CC - IA) head coach Josh Lattimer has resigned to become the defensive coordinator at Northeastern State (D-II - OK).

Texas State: Sources tell us former Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson will join the Texas State staff, likely as defensive coordinator. 

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): Gardner-Webb University, a FCS institution in Boiling Springs, NC, is looking for a home football game on October 11 or September 13, 2014. If interested, please contact Chuck Burch, Vice President for Athletics at (704) 406-4342 or .

Tiffin (D-II - OH): Tiffin University has hired Matt Edwards as defensive coordinator. Edwards previously served as the defensive line and special teams coordiantor at FAU. Sources tell us Tiffin is interviewing candidates for the defensive backs job this week. 

UConn: The Daily Press is reporting that William and Mary receivers coach / passing game coordinator David Corley has accepted a position with the UConn staff and will coach the running backs.

Miami Dolphins: Jack Bicknell Jr. has joined the staff as the assistant offensive line coach. Bicknell previously coached the offensive line for the Steelers.

Kentucky: Per source, Texas State defensive coordinator Craig Naivar has accepted a position on Mark Stoops' staff. He will coach the special teams.

Saturday March 1, 2014 

Longtime Delaware assistant and University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Famer Irv "Coach Whiz" Wisiniewski passed away Wednesday at age 89. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. 

Miami Dolphins: The club announced Saturday that John Benton has been promoted to offensive line coach. He came aboard in January as assistant offensive line coach. 

UC Davis (FCS): The Aggies have hired three assistants to replace the trio that followed Jeff Tedford to Tampa Bay. Paul Creighton will leave the Colorado State-Pueblo staff to coach tight ends. Former Utah offensive line coach Dan Finn will take the same position and Fresno Hoover High School wide receivers coach (and former Aggie wide receiver) Anthony Soto is the new offensive quality control coach.  

Arizona State: Per source, Washington State GA Ray Brown is leaving to be a GA at Arizona State. 

Bethany College (D-III - WV): Bethany College is seeking qualified applicants for one internship level assistant football coach. Positions will report to the Head Football Coach and duties will include coaching, recruiting, and fundraising. Additional duties may be assigned by the Head Coach or the Director of Athletics. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and playing experience at the collegiate level. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience coaching at the collegiate or high school level. Experience coaching or playing defensive back is preferred. Knowledge of and adherence to Bethany, NCAA Division III, and Presidents’ Athletic Conference rules and regulations are also required. The start date for this position is immediate. Employment will continue through the end of the academic year with the possibility of rehire for the following year. Compensation includes stipend, room, board and a graduate school tuition waiver into Bethany’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Letters of application along with resume and list of references can be submitted electronically to . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  AA/EOE

Fresno State: Sources tell us Marcus Woodson, formerly of Charleston Southern, is the new defensive backs coach at Fresno State. 

Delaware State (FCS): Former North Carolina Central offensive line coach Rod Milstead has accepted an offer to coach the offensive line at Delaware State. Milstead is a Delaware State graduate and played eight seasons in the NFL. 

MidAmerica Nazarena (NAIA - KS): Bruce Pielstick has accepted an offer to be the offensive coordinator at MidAmerica Nazarene. He had previously been the offensive coordinator at Sac State. 

Bryant (FCS - RI): Columbia offensive line coach Ed Argast has joined the Bryant staff, but Ron Tyner remains the offensive line coach. 

Oregon: Oregon released updated information on its staff salaries on Friday. They are - head coach Mark Helfrich, $1.8 million; defensive line coach Ron Aiken, $500,000; defensive coordinator Don Pellum, $500,000; offensive line coach Steve Greatwood, $379,250; offensive coordinator Scott Frost, $367,584; special teams/tight ends coach Tom Osborne, $367,584; wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, $325,000; defensive backs coach John Neal, $325,0000; running backs coach Gary Campbell, $300,000 and inside linebackers coach Erik Chinander, $275,000. 

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