|Monday March 24, 2014
Manchester College (D-III - IN) head coach Shannon Griffith's son, Isaac, is being released from the hospital and is heading home after a swimming incident in Florida almost a week ago. Thank you for your prayers.
Wisconsin: The Badgers have announced a new contract for head coach Gary Andersen; he'll make $2.2 million in 2014 and receive a $100,000 raise in each of the five years on the contract.
Missouri Valley College (NAIA): University of Sioux Falls (D-II - SD) defensive backs coach Lavell Jackson has accepted the same position at MVC.
West Georgia (D-II): Per source, Ouachita Baptist defensive line coach Josh Aldridge has accepted the same position at West Georgia.
Southeastern University (NAIA - FL): Muskingum (D-III - OH) defensive coordinator Shap Boyd has accepted the same role at Southeastern. Boyd fills the position left open with Shannon Benton accepted the head coaching position at Frostproof High School.
Northern State (D-II - SD): Former Northwest Missouri State player and graduate assistant and current Millikin (D-III - IL) tight ends coach Ben Ehret has accepted the Offensive Line job at Northern State.
Kansas: Charlie Weis has announced two additions to his staff. Former player Ryan Cantrell, who spent two seasons working as an offensive quality control coach at Rice before working his way into a grad assistant role, has joined the staff as assistant DFO and Maurice Crum has moved from assistant DFO to assistant director of high school relations.
Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Baldwin Wallace University offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Keith Grabowski has resigned to run his company Coaches Edge Technologies. More about Coaches Edge Technologies soon.
TCU: We hear that the grad assistant position at TCU has already been filled. Will update.
LSU: Per source, TCU grad assistant Hudson Fuller is heading to LSU as an offensive quality control coach.
Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has had a few incentives and changes added to his contract including; $275,000 for making the College Football Playoff, $300,000 for making the title game, $375,000 if they win the title game (not cumulative, meaning only one will be paid out depending on how far they go), $125,000 for making a non-College Football Playoff bowl, a $5 million buyout if he leaves before January 15, 2017, and a guaranteed two-year job in the MSU athletic department (worth $200,000 annually) if he so chooses after retiring.
Ohio Northern: Dean Paul has announced a few new coaches, and a shuffling of his current staff. Former assistant Glenn Scheutzow has rejoined the staff as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, and former Urbana (D-II - OH) offensive coordinator EJ Henderson will coach the WRs and serve as co-offensive coordinator. Current assistant Mike Schmitz will transition to offensive coordinator and QB coach, Bob Rohan will coach the defensive line, and Brad Watkins will coach the running backs.
Rutgers: Per source, Phil Galiano will rejoin the staff in an off the field, advisory role focusing on special teams and defense titled assistant director of player development. Galiano coached the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Boise State: Boise State is seeking applicants for a football operations coordinator. See more details on the position here.
West Hills (CC - CA): Head coach Robert Tucker has finalized his coaching staff with the additions of Cameron Olson (LBs/ RC), Bryant Ross (OL), and Ryan Surabian (DBs). The rest of his staff will be as follows; Steve Wright (OC), Brett Arce (offensive assistant), Pedro Garcia (DL), Jesse Cota (WR), Gary Howard (RBs). Tucker will also serve as the defensive coordinator.
Franklin and Marshall (D-III - PA): Franklin & Marshall College has two part-time assistant football coaching positions available. We are looking for an offensive and defensive assistant coach. Applicants can apply online at http://www.fandm.edu/jobs.
Fiesta Bowl: Director of game and event operations Patrick Cannon has been released by the Fiesta Bowl.
Indiana State: Per source, former New Mexico defensive coordinator / secondary coach Jeff Mills will be the new defensive line coach at Indiana State.
Youngstown State: Sources tell us that former FAU and Nebraska grad assistant Ross Watson has accepted the DFO job.
Avila (NAIA - MO): Defensive coordinator Chris Eads has accepted the defensive backs job at Upper Iowa University.
Pittsburgh Power (Arena): Ron James has been hired as the team's new head coach. James previously served as the head coach of the Utah Blaze for the past four seasons.
Sunday March 23, 2014
Former Nichols College (D-III - MA) head coach Mike Vendetti passed away this week. Please keep his family in your prayers.
East Central (CC - MS): Tight ends / running backs coach Cody Wilson has accepted an offensive position on the staff at Denham Springs HS (LA) per source.
Central State (D-II - OH): Former Alabama A&M defensive line coach Gary Harper will be the new assistant head coach / defensive line at Central State, per source.
Saturday March 22, 2014
College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Former secondary coach Fred Zepeda has accepted the same job at Clovis North High School in Fresno, Calif.
Lycoming College (D-III - PA): Former Bucknell, Davidson and St. Mary's head coach Tim Landis has been hired as a full-time assistant at Lycoming. He worked as part-time assistant at Lycoming last fall.
|Friday March 21, 2014
Riverside City College (CA): Defensive coordinator James Kuk has added the assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator titles per source.
Warner (NAIA - FL): A source has informed us that Warner University has released the majority of their coaching staff in the midst of spring practices. Will update. Update> Further sources tell us the entire staff has been let go. Sources confirm to us that the University will make the announcement, later today most likely, that the entire staff is being let go.
UCLA: Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm's massive raise has been approved by the UC Board of Regents. He will earn $650,000 in 2014 and $750,000 in 2015; Klemm made $340,000 in 2013. Overall, Klemm could earn up to $823,000 a year with bonuses.
Memphis: Former Memphis defensive line coach Tim Billings has accepted the head coaching job at North Lamar HS (TX). Billings will also serve as athletic director.
Ball State: Pete Lembo's contract extension and raise, first announced yesterday, will bring his annual compensation to $475,000 (a raise of $79,000 from last season). The raise makes Lembo the second highest paid coach in the MAC, behind only Ohio's Frank Solich.
Widener (D-III - PA): Brian Picucci has been chosen as the new offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Picucci spent last season as the offensive line coach, and interim head coach at Central Connecticut State.
Drake (FCS - IA): Head coach Rick Fox has announced a few additions to his staff. Brad Pole, who was the OC at Morningside (NAIA - IA), will serve as passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Todd Stepsis, former DC at Saginaw Valley State (D-II - MI), will be the DC. Allen Smith, who spent the past two years as the DC at St. Scholastica (D-III - MN), will coach the linebackers. Matt Purdom, who recently ended his playing career at Drake, will serve as an assistant coach.
West Florida (D-II): Steve Saulnier and Jammie Deese, who both worked under head coach Pete Shinnick at UNC-Pembroke, have been added to the staff. Saulnier will serve as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach, and Deese will be the offensive coordinator / receivers coach / recruiting coordinator.
Central State (D-II - OH): Per source, longtime Alabama A&M linebacker coach Jay Martin will be the new defensive coordinator at Central State University.
Drake (FCS - IA): Former West Georgia receivers coach Dominic Robinson has accepted the corners job at Drake.
|Thursday March 20, 2014
Robert Morris (NAIA - IL): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Nathan Bell and wide receivers coach Nate Peterson will not return. Former Missouri Valley College defensive backs coach Denny Honnold has been hired as defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach Toby Goetz has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
Northwestern State (FCS - LA): As we told you over the past few weeks, Mike Lucas has now been formally named defensive coordinator and Austin Mangin has been named special teams coordinator. Also, offensive line coach Ben Norton has been named offensive coordinator, Kyle Manley will now coach the quarterbacks, Derrick Foster is moving from running backs to receivers, Jackson Dean is moving to tight ends and Will Weaver is moving to running backs.
Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin University is accepting nominations and applications for a assistant football coach intern. This position will report to the Head Football Coach. This internship is designed as a 10 month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. The position will include a stipend, meal allowance, and housing. Pursuing a graduate degree at a nearby university may be possible. Apply online at www.millikin.edu/employment
Lehigh: Head coach Andy Coen has promoted inside linebackers coach Joe Bottiglieri to defensive coordinator and finalized his staff with the addition of Craig Sutyak (DBs), Jay Ridinger (assistant DBs), Scott Brisson (WRs / recruiting coordinator), and Andy Marino (TEs).
Nebraska: Former Husker defensive back Kenny Wilhite has accepted a position with the recruiting staff, per HuskerIllustrated. Wilhite previously coached the defensive backs at Southeast Missouri State.
Arkansas Tech (D-II): Per source, Northeast Mississippi (CC) defensive coordinator Paige Anders has accepted the safeties / recruiting coordinator job at Arkansas Tech.
Holmes (CC - MS): Per source, former Auburn All-American Chris Shelling has accepted the defensive backs job at Holmes CC.
Ball State: Pete Lembo has agreed to a new 5-year deal at Ball State. CBS has reported it, and we have confirmed. The new deal is expected to make Lembo among the highest paid coaches in the MAC.
North Texas: Dan McCarney offically joined the Twitter world this morning (@UNTCoachMac) and let us know that he finalized and signed his new 5-year deal that we reported earlier this month.
Cornell: Guido Falbo, who most recently worked as the assistant head coach / defensive coordinator at Alderson-Boraddus (D-II - WV), has joined the staff and will coach the running backs, per source.
Eastern Washington’s Squat and Cathy Cover Two Techniques: At FCS Perennial powerhouse Eastern Washington University, Cornerbacks Coach Cherokee Valeria ties his players' footwork to their eyes and uses two methods to do so: Squat and Cathy. In an exclusive clinic report on XandOLabs.com, Valeria details both of his Cover Two techniques, including the drills he uses to teach them, against various releases they will see during the course of the season. Click here to read Coach Valeria’s clinic report.
ESPN: Former Tampa Bay Bucs GM Mark Dominik has been hired as an ESPN analyst and will begin on NFL Insiders.