Monday March 23, 2009

College of San Mateo: Larry Owens has resigned as head coach.  Bret Pollack is taking over as head coach.  Pollack served as assistant head coach / offensive coordinator last season.

Defiance College: Former Defiance College player Nate Jensen has been hired as defensive coordinator.  Jensen coach the last several years at Manchester University.

Fordham: Recapping the Fordham adjustments: Bryan Volk has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks.  Patrick Moore will serve as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach.  Former Oregon graduate assistant Eddy Morrissey is the new offensive line coach.  Former UCONN offensive graduate assistant John Wholley is the new running backs / inside receivers coach. 

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Kentucky State: We hear there could be movement on the offensive side as Kentucky State.

New York Jets: Former Delta State offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren has joined the staff as offensive assistant.    


Trinity University: Defensive Assistant Coach of Football (Preferably Secondary).  The position is a full-time, ten month contract staff appointment beginning August 1, 2009.  Duties include planning and implementing all activities for the defensive team for practice and games, recruiting, second assignment in the Dept. of Athletics, and teaching an activity class for the Dept.of P.E.  Compensation will be approximately $18,000 and includes full benefits.  The position reports to Head Coach of Football.  Qualifications include baccalaureate degree and 3 years of college coaching experience in the sport of football.  Letter of application, resume and three names of references are required for consideration.  Deadline for applications:  April 15th.   Please forward application materials by fax, email or mail to Steve Mohr, Chair of Search Committee for Assistant Coach of Football, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200. (Fax 210.999.8292 and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) No Phone calls please.  Trinity University's is an EEO employer.  
Friday March 19, 2009 (Update 2)

Memphis: Our sources tell us head coach Tommy West has hired Arkansas State co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis to coach the safeties.

North Greenville: The new staff is complete.  Butch Barry (offensive coordinator / offensive line), Jonathon Chadwell (co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers), Matt Durham (running backs), Skylor Magee (co-defensive coordinator / defensive line / strength coach), Chad Staggs (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers), Jonathan Wheeler (defensive backs).
Friday March 20, 2009

Alcorn State: Earnest E. Collins Jr. has accepted a one-year contract to serve as head coach.   Collins will be assisted this season by offensive line coach Willard Scissum, defensive coordinator Zachary S. Shay, offensive coordinator Dino J. Dawson, quarterback coach and recruiting coordinator Michael Armour, special teams and defensive line coach Keith Majors, running backs coach Terrance D. Robinson, secondary coach Jack Phillips and assistant defensive line coach and football operations manager Quentin Qualls.

Princeton: We hear the former wide receivers coach / co-offensive coordinator at New Mexico State Gary Goff is heading the Princeton to coach the wide receivers.  Goff served on the staff under Hal Mumme.

Truman State: Head coach Shannon Currier will not return.  The university has announced that offensive coordinator Aaron Vicko will serve as interim head coach the next season.
Thursday March 19, 2009

Bemidji State: Our sources tell us Eureka College offensive coordinator Neil Linhart has accepted the wide receivers job. 
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Kent State: Former Miami (OH) linebackers coach Craig Aukerman has been hired to coach the linebackers.  Former Cleveland Browns assistant defensive backs coach Richard McNutt has been hired to coach the corners.

Lincoln University: Thomas Howard will serve as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach.  Howard previously served on the staff at Slippery Rock.  Former Washington University (St. Louis) assistant Glenn Resse will coach the running backs / slot backs.  Former Suny Maritime assistant Josh Varner will serve as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.  Sean Anderson has been retained from the previous staff as wide receivers coach. 

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Stonehill College: We hear the offensive coordinator position has been filled.

Towson: Former Lafayette College assistant Matt Hachmann has been hired as defensive coordinator.  Brian Fleury and former Hampton defensive line coach Canute Curtis have also joined the defensive staff at Towson.  Former Delaware assistant John Kaleo will coach the tight ends.

Western Kentucky: Scott Booker has joined the staff as defensive backs coach.  Booker previously coach the corners at Kent State.  Also, former Ravenwood HS (Nashville) head coach Brian Rector has accepted the offensive GA position.  
Wednesday March 18, 2009

Central Valley Coyotes: Former Montana State defensive line coach Joe O'Brien has accepted the defensive line job with the Coyotes (Arena 2).

Columbia: Former Fordham offensive coordinator Ed Argast has joined the staff as offensive line coach.

Lincoln University: We hear former Jackson defensive GA Martez Edwards has accepted the defensive line job.

DFO Spring Meeting and Clinic:  The DFO National Committee wishes to invite all DFOs and prospective DFOs to attend the upcoming Spring Meeting.  You do not have to be a DFO to attend.
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Merced College: Our sources tell us Menlo College head coach Mark Kaannapu will likely be named head football coach at Merced College.

Missouri State: Former Western Carolina assistant John Scott has joined the staff at Missouri State.

North Iowa Area Community College: Officials have announced the school is dropping football due to financial reasons.

San Bernardino Valley College: We hear head football coach Pat Meach has resigned.  We hear the administration has set no timetable for filling the vacant position.


Manchester College: Position: Assistant Defensive Coach Department: Athletics Responsibilities: Assistant coach for the Defense and video editing. Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and playing or coaching at the college level is required. Playing or coaching experience in an odd front defense desired. Computer knowledge, video editing experience with game plan and excellent communication skills are required.  General Information: Manchester College is an independent, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in North Manchester, Indiana. A college of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester offers more than 55 areas of study to about 1,100 students from 24 states and 23 countries. Its 72 faculty members develop side-by-side relationships with students through small class sizes, service learning and high academic expectations. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester College respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.  As a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts community rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. Located just 45 minutes west of Fort Wayne, Ind., and within three hours of Chicago and two hours of Indianapolis, the campus combines access to diverse urban centers with comfortable small-town living.  Work Schedule: This is an entry level, full-time, exempt, ten month position requiring seven days a week during the season and some evening and weekend hours required to recruit. Other duties assigned by head coach or athletic director. What We Offer : Manchester College offers a competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, including: health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to faith, service and learning. To Apply: For full consideration please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to: Human Resources, Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962 Or e-mail: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.><This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> FAX 260-982-5449
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