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Thursday February 26, 2009 (Update 2)

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Bethany College: Former West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Bill Struble has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Bethany College.

Hawaii: We hear former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Mike Smith has accepted a graduate assistant job with Hawaii.

McMurry: Head coach Donny Gray has stepped down.

Rice: Former SMU offensive line coach Ronnie Vinklarek has joined the Rice staff as offensive line coach.  Vinklarek coach in the CFL last season with Edmonton. 

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Thursday February 26, 2009 

Franklin College: Former Indiana running back Josiah Sears has accepted the co-offensive coordinator job at Franklin College. 

James Madison: Our sources tell us Valdosta State defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist has accepted the secondary job at JMU.

Lincoln University: is no longer accepting applications.  Please do not call the football office. 

Morrisville State College: Former University of Dubuque defensive coordinator Jay Davis has accepted the same position at Morrisville State College. 

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Rhode Island: We hear Bowling Green assistant Joe Trainer could become the next head coach at Rhode Island.

South Florida: Mike Canales has been promoted to offensive coordinator.  Maine wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan has accepted the wide receivers job at USF.  Illinois co-defensive coordinator Dan Disch has decided to remain with the Illinois staff after receiving an offer to become the defensive coordinator under Jim Leavitt. 

Vanderbilt: Defensive coordinator Bruce Fowler has been promoted to assistant head coach / defense.  Defensive backs coach Jamie Bryant has been promoted to defensive coordinator.  Defensive line coach Rick Logo and running backs coach Des Kitchings will serve as co-special teams coordinators.


Dickinson College (PA): Carlisle, PA, Centennial Conference, has a defensive intern position open.  Room, board, stipend, and medical coverage provided.  Coach a position (preference given to defensive line), on the road recruiting, video editing, practice preparation, and other duties as assigned by head coach.   Start date July 2009.  Email cover letter and resume to Darwin Breaux(<mailto:>. )

Golden West College: in Huntington Beach, CA is looking for an Offensive Coordinator, ASAP. This is a part time position paying in the range of 15-20K. Teaching classes, if available, would be in addition. If interested please email letter and resume to <>  No phone calls, please.
Wednesday February 25, 2009

Baldwin-Wallace: We hear Wayne State linebackers coach Jim Meyer will accept the defensive coordinator job at Baldwin-Wallace.  

Ball State: Dante Love will serve as a student assistant.  Coach Stan Parrish expects to hire Love as a graduate assistant next spring.

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Elon: We hear Rich Skrosky will coach the quarterbacks and John Strollo will coach the offensive line.  Elon is expected to name a new special teams coach soon to replace Shane Burham, who joined the Iowa State staff 2 weeks ago.   Former Walter M. Williams HS head coach Sam Story joins the staff as a volunteer assistant.

Fresno State: BYU graduate assistant Micah Alba has been hired to coach the corners.  Randy Stewart has been promoted to defensive coordinator.  Former Eastern Washington assistant Joe Wade will coach the running backs.  Former San Jose City College offensive coordinator Keith Williams will coach the wide receivers.  Tim Skipper will serve as defensive run-game coordinator.  Linebackers coach Will Plemons will now coach the defensive line.  Tight ends coach Jeff Grady will coach the quarterbacks and call the plays.  Offensive line coach Derek Frazier will serve as co-offensive coordinator.  Wide receivers coach John Baxter will now coach the tight ends.  Baxter will continue to coach the special teams as well.

Idaho State: Former Detroit Lions defensive line coach Joe Cullen has accepted the defensive line job at Idaho State.

Illinois State: Miami (FL) graduate assistant Dan Shula has joined the staff at Illinois State as an offensive assistant. 

Michigan Tech: We hear there is an offensive line job open at Michigan Tech.

Portland State: Former San Diego defensive backs coach Brandon Shelby is joining the Portland State staff as secondary coach.

Rutgers: Wide receivers coach Kirk Ciarrocca and offensive line coach Kyle Flood will now serve as co-offensive coordinators.  Linebackers coach Bob Fraser and secondary coach Ed Pinkham will now serve as co-defensive coordinators.  Head coach Greg Schiano has served as his own defensive coordinator since 2005. 

Southern Miss: We Valdosta State defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen is one of three candidate for the open defensive line job. 

Tennessee Titans: Our sources tell us the Titans have hired Northwestern defensive GA Rayna Stewart.  We hear Northwestern has filled the GA position.

UNLV: Former New Mexico assistant DeAndre Smith has been hired to coach the running backs.

Virginia: Former Cleveland Browns assistant Bob Trott has been hired to coach the linebackers. 


Saint Anselm College: is seeking an assistant coach immediately. Saint Anselm College is located in Manchester, NH and is a member of the Northeast 10 Conference. The position includes coaching own position, assist in recruiting, practice preparation, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. This is a 10 month Part-Time coaching position, which includes all meals, and a stipend ranging from $6-10 K, there is currently NO housing but it is a future possibility, there is NO tuition remittance available. The position is open IMMEDIATELY.  Minorities are encouraged to apply. Pay schedule runs annually from August through May. Please send Cover Letter, Resume and References to Head Coach Patrick X. Murphy at <> .  Do not call. 

Proctor Academy (NH): an independent boarding-day school of 350 students in grades 9-PG and located in Andover, NH has an available position for a Head Varsity Football Coach. Required qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Football expertise and coaching experience at the high school and/or college level.  The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational abilities, excellent communication skills and enjoy daily involvement with adolescents. Job Responsibilities: The Head Football Coach will oversee all aspects of the football program including leading the coaching staff, recruiting appropriate applicants, and assisting with college placements. Preference will be given to applicants that can teach and are willing to be involved in all aspects of a boarding school community.  Please send a resume, cover letter and list of references to Kathy Noble, Director of Athletics either electronically at [mailto: ] or Kathy Noble, Director of Athletics, Proctor Academy, PO Box 500, Andover, NH  03216. (603) 735-6257 

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Tuesday February 24, 2009

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College of the Sequoias: Our sources tell us offensive coordinator Andy Siegal has resigned.

Clemson: We hear North Greenville University wide receivers coach Justin Stepp has accepted the offensive GA position at Clemson.

JUCO head jobs: We hear Merced (CA), La Valley (CA), Harper (Illinois) are all open.

South Florida: Former Rutgers defensive backs coach Chris Demarest has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job.

UCLA: As we first reported several days ago, UCLA has announced the hiring of SMU linebackers coach Tim Hundley to coach the safeties.

UNLV: We hear former Midamerica Nazarene head coach Jed Stugart has accepted the linebackers job at UNLV.

UT-San Antonio: There is a report that the 3 finalists for the UTSA job are Larry Coker, Paul Randolph, and Mel Tjeerdsma.
Monday February 23, 2009

South Florida: Nebraska linebackers coach Mike Ekeler has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job at USF.
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