Tuesday March 18, 2014 presented by:  {module 178}

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. 

Alfred University (D-III - NY): Alfred University in Alfred, NY is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Football Coach. Interested applicants must be accepted into graduate school at Alfred University. Graduate programs include the MBA program, Education (must be NY state certified to teach), School Counseling, and Engineering. The position includes full tuition, a minimal stipend and possible housing. Please email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls.

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.

Dartmouth: Dartmouth has an opening for the position of defensive quality control. If interested please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

East Central (CC - MS): East Central CC is seeking a highly motivated offensive graduate assistant that has playing or coaching experience with running backs, tight ends, or wide receivers.This position requires competent computer skills (HUDL, and microsoft office). Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus room and board. Please email your resume and references to the head football coach Ken Karcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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).

SportsLeader: Football Athlete Leadership Seminars for college and high school young men. We have 5 dates at present in Dayton, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, South Lyon, MI and Naperville, IL. We are open to setting up more and we are looking for other schools who would be willing to host as well. Your leaders will learn how to create and run a leadership council by creating a culture of PERSONAL OWNERSHIP. Schedule includes video clips, small group discussions, presentations, team reflection & planning for a leadership council Contact Lou Judd for more info at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for more information.

Illinois: Former quarterback Juice Williams has joined the staff as director of alumni and former player relations.

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking to hire 1 graduate assistant beginning in August of 2014. Qualified candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher enabling them to gain acceptance into the ONU graduate program, 4 years of collegiate participation in football and a strong desire to seek a career in college football. Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus graduate tuition in the Olivet Graduate School. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifically details their football experience as well as an active and growing Christian faith and a desire to mentor others in that faith. This letter should be sent with a resume and references to Brian Fish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NO phone calls please.

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.

Tarleton State (D-II - TX): Tarleton State University is seeking a home game September 4th or 6th 2014. Will pay a guarantee. If interested please contact Head Coach Cary Fowler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

University of Redlands (D-III - CA): University of Redlands is looking for a D-III opponent to fill a home/home for the 2015-2016 seasons for the following dates: 9/12/15 (home) and 9/10/16 (away). If interested please contact Defensive Coordinator Joey Mariani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday March 17, 2014 presented by:  {module 195}

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.

Quincy University (D-II - IL): Quincy University is accepting applications for an offensive graduate assistant position (WR or QB). Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No Phone Calls please.

Stony Brook (FCS - NY): Stony Brook is seeking to hire a full-time defensive line coach. Must have a minimum of 3 years coaching experience at the FCS level or higher. No phone calls please. For more information or to apply please email director of football operations Jason Cvercko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

Sam Houston State: Sam Houston State University is also looking for FCS opponent games for 2015 on Sept 12 & Oct 31. Also, looking for FCS opponent games for 2016 on Sept 3 & Oct 29. Contact Phil Longo via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (215) 779-4763 if interested.

Sunday March 16, 2014

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UNC Pembroke (D-II): Boise State offensive grad assistant (was part of Coach Pete's staff) Louie Rodriguez has accepted the offensive line job and Adams State receivers coach Billy Lindquist has accepted the receivers job at UNCP. With these two hires, all full-time positions on the staff have been filled. 

South Carolina State (FCS): Former Louisville defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo will be the defensive coordinator at South Carolina State according to the Orangeburg (S.C.) Times and Democrat. We have confirmed the same. 

Saturday March 15, 2014

Duquesne (FCS - PA): Shaler High School (Pittsburgh, PA) head coach Chris Siegle is joining the Duquesne staff per a source. Will update. // Siegle will coach the linebackers per source. 

Central Connecticut State (FCS): Per source, University of Buffalo defensive grad assistant Holman Copeland has accepted the defensive backs job at CCSU. 

Valley City State (NAIA - ND): Wide receivers coach John O'Day and quarterbacks coach Jake Breske have been promoted to co-offensive coordinators. 

Friday March 14, 2014 presented by:  {module 180}

The 2014 "FBS Technology" survey is now open. If you are at an FBS program, please take 2 minutes to fill this out. Thank you

Elmhurst College (D-III - IL): Minnesota State (D-II) defensive line coach Ron Planz is the new head coach at Elmhurst. 

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Per source, we expect linebackers coach Karl Scott to be promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Southern Miss: Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator Pete Golding has accepted the safeties job at Southern Miss. Patrick McGee of the Sun Herald broke the news and we have confirmed. 

William & Mary (FCS - VA): Defensive line coach Trevor Andrews has been promoted to defensive coordinator and secondary coach Tom Clark will add the special teams coordinator role as well the program has announced. Additionally, sources tell us that Dartmouth defensive line coach Kevin Lewis will join the staff as defensive line coach, Georgetown running backs coach DJ Mangas will join the staff in the same capacity and we also hear that VMI receivers coach Winston October will join as receivers coach. 

JIREH PREP ACADEMY (Post Grad - NC): Head Coach Scott McConnell has completed his staff for the 2014 Season. Returning coaches are Ryan Williams (Co-DC/RC/LB), Jarvis McGarrah (Co-OC/RB) & Keith Thompson (DL). New coaches are Al Clark (former Va Tech QB & KCU OC) as (Co-OC/WR), Jeff Stephens (20 year college Asst.) as (Special Teams/QB), Coleman Tyrance (former asst. coach at Hargrave) as (OL) and Corey Alexander (former U of Tenn player) as (Team Analyst).

American River (JC - CA): Former Sheldon HS (CA) head coach Josh Crabtree has joined the staff and will coach the offensive line, per source.

Fort Lewis (D-II - CO): Former Baylor defensive back, and Wyoming grad assistant Dwain Crawford is joining John L. Smith's staff and will coach the secondary, per source.

Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis has received a contract extension taking him through the 2014 season. His contract was set to expire after this season prior to the extension.

Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Carson Newman is looking to fill the first playing date in 2014, Sept 6th, it must be a home game. Willing to pay a guarantee. Contact 865-471-3360 if interested.

St. Joseph (D-II - IN): Sources tell us that Jay Smith is the new defensive line coach at St. Joseph's College.

Wyoming: Per source, South Dakota State offensive quality control coach Dominic Mirocke is joining the Wyoming staff in the same capacity.

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College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Former College of the Sequoias defensive line coach Jeff King has accepted a position at Cesar Chavez HS (CA). 

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