Monday  August 18, 2008

UNC-Pembroke: Geoff Buffum has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator.  Buffum previously served as the head football coach of the Swarco Raiders in Austria, where he led the organization to the 2008 European championship.

Saint Vincent College: Former Pittsburgh University quarterback Rod Rutherford has been hired to coach the defensive backs.  Rutherford recently led the Erie River Rats to a 10-6 record in the American Indoor Football Association. 
Sunday  August 17, 2008

Weekly Poll Result

The most well coached high school football teams are located in:

   44%     State of Texas
   23%     Other state
   16%     State of Ohio
   9%       State of Georgia
   9%       State of California
South Florida: Coach Jim Leavitt has announced that he never really considered hiring another coach to fill in for Coach John Hendrick.  Hendrick is currently recovering from a heart attack he suffered in early July.  Leavitt indicated this week that he is very pleased assistant coach Kevin Patrick, who has taken on additional responsibilities in place of Hendrick.  Patrick had been coaching the defensive ends, but is now in charge of the entire defensive front. 
Friday  August 15, 2008

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Clark Atlanta University: Ronnie Blackmon has joined the staff as the new running backs coach.  Blackmon previously served on the staff at West Georgia in 2007.

Olivet Nazarene University: Olivet Nazarene University: Head coach Gary Newsome has been named athletic director and will step down as head football coach in December. 

Western Connecticut: Greg Schwarz joins the staff as the new linebackers coach.  Schwarz previously served the past three seasons on the staff at Immaculate High School in Connecticut.  Former Western Connecticut player, Greg Boucher, has also joined the staff. Boucher will direct the defensive line.
Thursday August 14, 2008

Elon University: Rich Skrosky has added the title of Run Game Coordinator.  Skrosky has coached the Elon offensive line unit the last 2 seasons. 

Shenandoah University:  Wow!  Former NFL all-pro offensive lineman Joe Jacoby has joined the staff as a volunteer offensive line coach.  Jacoby played with the Washington Redskins from 1981-1993 and is a three time Super Bowl champion.

Stockton Lightning: The Stockton Lightning have removed the "interim" tag from Chad Carlson's title.  Carlson is now officially the head football coach of the Arena 2 Stockton Lightning.  This will mark Carlson's third head coaching job as he previously served as the head coach of the Hawaiian Islanders and Bossier City Battle Wings.

Trinity College (Connecticut):  Former Trinity College wide receiver Joe Clark has been hired as linebackers coach at Trinity College.  Also, Sam Pagano joins the staff as the new tight ends coach.  Pagano recently finished his playing career at SUNY-Albany where he received All-American honors in 2006 and 2007. 

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Wednesday  August 13, 2008

Tarleton State: James Graf has been hired as a graduate assistant coach at Tarleton State.
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