|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.
|Wednesday March 19, 2014
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Head coach Kent Austin has announced Marcello Simmons as a defensive and special teams assistant, while John Zamberlin will move to assistant special teams coach and U.S. scout after two seasons as linebackers coach.
Delaware Valley (D-III - PA): Per source, offensive coordinator Duke Greco will be promoted to head coach at Delaware Valley. Update> The school has now announced this move.
Kutztown (D-II - PA): Delaware Valley College (D-III - PA) head coach Jim Clements has accepted the head coaching position at Kutztown.
Wabash (D-III - IN): Per source, Becker College (D-III - MA) running backs coach Darold Hughes will be the new running backs coach at Wabash.
Emory and Henry College (D-III - VA): Per source, former Weber State wide receivers coach Craig Stutzmann has accepted the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks job at Emory and Henry.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have shifted assistant special teams coach Chris Hewitt to assistant secondary coach.
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UNC-Pembroke (D-II): O.C. Williams, who has spent the last seven seasons coaching the defensive backs and serving as special teams coordinator, has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Capital (D-III - OH): Per source, Illinois defensive grad assistant Justin Hood will join Craig Candeto's staff as defensive coordinator.
NFL: Troy Vincent has been named NFL executive vice president of football operations. Vincent, a 15-year NFL veteran, previously served as the senior vice president of the NFL player engagement organization. Also, NFL VP of labor relations, Dave Gardi has been elevated to senior VP of football operations.
Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC): Per source, former Wake Forest offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke will be the new offensive coordinator at Winston-Salem State.
Southern Virginia (D-III): Per source, BYU grad assistant Jason Walker will be the new defensive coordinator at Southern Virginia.
Central State (D-II - OH): Per source, longtime defensive coordinator Darrel Suber, and offensive coordinator Jermaine Lewis will not return to the staff.
San Francisco 49ers: Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has received a one year extension (through 2015) and a raise to make him one of the highest paid coordinators in the league, according to the Sacramento Bee. Will update as more details become available.
Houston: The University of Houston has an opening for a video intern. See details here.
VMI (FCS - VA): Virginia-Wise (D-II) defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton has accepted a position on staff at VMI.
|Tuesday March 18, 2014
Please keep the family of Manchester College (D-III - IN) head coach Shannon Griffith in your thoughts and prayers. Coach Griffith's son, Isaac, was injured in an incident this weekend and is in critical, but stable condition. Please pray for a safe recovery.
Maryland: Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley has agreed to a new three-year deal worth over $600,000 per year per CBS Sports.
Columbia: Pete Mangurian has announced a few adjustments to his staff. Gordon Sammis, who coached the tight ends and served as assistant offensive line coach has been promoted to full-time offensive line coach, RBs coach Chad Nice has been promoted to full-time, DC Chris Rippon will now coach the linebackers and special teams coordinator Matt Thurin will coach the secondary, Jeff Smart will coach the linebackers and assist with special teams and Ola Adams (from Cortland State where he was the DC) has joined the staff and will coach the WRs.
Widener (D-III - PA): Bill Shuey, who has coached the LBs at West Chester University the past two seasons and coached the linebackers with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to that, has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Widener University.
Fitchburg State (D-III - MA): Pat Haverty has finalized his coaching staff with the additions of Chris Cote (former defensive backs coach at Bryant University) and Scott Boyle (former Bentley University DC). Cote will coach the linebackers and Boyle will serve as defensive coordinator. Also, associate head coach Odell Jones will coach the DL, and RB coach Saj Thakkar will add the title of special teams coordinator.
Stonehill College: Stonehill is no longer accepting applicants for their defensive assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.
Louisiana-Lafayette: Athletics director Scott Farmer said the Cajuns plan to offer head coach Mark Hudspeth a contract extension sometime early next week. Hudspeth, 27-12 in three seasons at the school, currently makes $750,000 a year on a contract that runs through 2016.
Texas State: Dennis Franchione has formally announced John Thompson as the Bobcats' defensive coordinator.
Stetson (FCS - FL): Per source, St. Stevens Episcopal (Bradenton) offensive coordinator Matt Diniak has joined the Stetson staff. We hear he'll be coaching the tight ends.
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Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Charlie Stubbs has completed his staff and has assigned them as follows; Chuck Hepola (associate head coach / special teams / RBs), Justin Anderson (assistant head coach / WRs/TEs), Steve Adams (DC / safeties), Matt Clark (OL / RC), Brandon Nowlin (DL), Charles Boyd (ILBs), Jake Olsen (OLBs), Freddie Banks (CBs, video coordinator), Aric Flowers (GA), Russ Gisclair (student assistant) and Greg Greely (student assistant).
Campbell University (FCS - NC): Head coach Mike Minter has announced that defensive backs coach Bryant Foster has been promoted to defensive pass game coordinator, and safeties coach Will Phillippi will add the role of recruiting coordinator.
Central State (D-II - OH): Per source, former Alabama A&M offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl will be the new head coach at Central State University.
Nassau (CC - NY): Frank Chimienti has been named defensive coordinator. Chimienti is the former head coach at Valley Stream Central HS (NY).
Illinois: Former quarterback Juice Williams has joined the staff as director of alumni and former player relations.
Southern Virginia (D-III): Ohio State quality control assistant, and former head coach at Snow College (CC - UT), Tyler Hughes is the new head coach at Southern Virginia.
Temple: Chris Wiesehan will coach the offensive line at Temple. Wiesehan previously coached the offensive line and running backs the past few seasons at Hawaii.
|Monday March 17, 2014
St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): Scott Underwood has officially filled the final two vacancies on his staff. As we reported last week, Mark Sipple has now been announced as defensive coordinator, and former North Dakota head coach Chris Mussman has been added as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.
Morgan State: Sources tell us that RPI (D-III - NY) quarterbacks coach Fred Farrier has joined the staff at Morgan State.
BYU: Former running backs coach Joe DuPaix has landed the head coaching job at Timpanogos HS (UT).
Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL): Avon Cobourne, a seven year CFL veteran and former West Virginia running back, has joined the staff and will coach the running backs.
Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Head coach Charlie Stubbs has announced the additions of Charles Boyd (ILBs), and Jake Olson (OLBs). Boyd worked as a special teams analyst and assistant director of player personnel last season at Indiana, and Olsen previously coached the defensive line at Valley City State (NAIA - SD). Also, offensive line coach Matt Clark has added the role of recruiting coordinator for the program.
Central Washington: Per source, former Army and Cal Poly defensive coordinator Payam Saadat has been hired as the defensive coordinator on Ian Shoemaker's staff.
Adams State: We are told that Adams State is no longer accepting applicants for the receiver position. Thank you for all of the interest.
Wagner: Sources tell us that Stevenson University (D-III - MD) outside linebackers coach Sam McGrath has accepted a position at Wagner working with the defensive line.
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Cleveland Browns: Former Texas Tech and Toledo grad assistant Ryan Downard has joined the Browns staff as a defensive coaching intern.