Thursday June 26, 2014
Longtime college assistant Steve Little, who most recently coached the outside linebackers at Lake Forest (D-III - IL) and also served as strength coach, has passed away after a long illness. Please join us in praying for his family. Little also coached with the Chicago Bears and at Temple, Purdue, Iowa State, and Trinity International.
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Mercyhurst (D-II - PA): Frostburg State defensive grad assistant JJ Eckels has accepted an offensive grad assistant position on the Mercyhurst staff working with the receivers.
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Lock Haven (D-II - PA): Former tight ends coach Ty Traister is the new head coach at Northampton HS (VA).
Hanover (D-III - IN): Former Notre Dame player and longtime Cincinnati area high school coach Jim Hautman has joined the Hanover staff and will coach the offensive line.
Seattle Seahawks: Jeff Braxton, defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator at Delaware State (FCS), will be participating in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program with the Seahawks.
Wednesday June 25, 2014
Samford (FCS - AL): Per source, Trent McKnight will shift over to coach the wide receivers following Ronnie Leston's departure.
Butler (FCS - IN): Butler has completed their coaching staff with the additions of tight ends coach Spencer Summerville (assistant at Park Tudor HS, IN) and receivers coach Desmond Tardy (assistant at Warren Central HS, IN). Additionally, head coach Jeff Voris has restructured the staff as follows; secondary coach Joe Cheshire has added the titles of assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, linebackers coach Tim Cooper has added the title of defensive coordinator, offensive line coach Kyle Conner will serve as offensive coordinator and Lee Rose will coach the defensive tackles while Pat Doherty will oversee the running backs.
Howard Payne (D-III - TX): Barry Derickson to coach the offensive line at Howard Payne. HPU is no longer accepting applicants for their offensive assistant position. Thanks for the incredible response.
Kansas State: Former K-State quarterback Collin Klein will serve on Bill Snyder's staff "in some capacity" this fall according to D. Scott Fritchten of GoPowercat.com.
Southwestern (D-III - TX): Southwestern University seeks candidates for the entry-level position of Assistant Football Coach with a second administrative or coaching duty as assigned by the Athletic Director. This is a 9-month, full-time, exempt position with benefits. A bachelor’s degree is required with a master’s degree preferred. OFFENSIVE football experience as an athlete and/or coaching at the intercollegiate level is necessary. No calls please, full posting: http://www.southwestern.edu/live/news/9687-assistant-football-coach/hr/details.php.
Oklahoma: In addition to its stadium/facility renovations, Oklahoma will give Bob Stoops a pay raise to $5.25 million in 2014. His new deal is seven years for a total of $39.9 million. Should he see the end of the deal, Stoops would earn $6.15 million in 2020. His assistants have also received contracts extensions and raises, which the Oklahoman details here.
Kutztown (D-II - PA): Sources tell us former Millersville offensive coordinator Brad Mangle will be the new offensive coordinator at Kutztown.
Fox Sports: The network has announced that longtime CBS broadcaster Tim Brando has joined the network's coverage of college football and college basketball on both FOX and Fox Sports 1.
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McMurry (D-III - TX): Head coach Lance Hinson has announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Matt Kalb and offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Adam Kirby. Additionally, strength coach Nate Pritchett will coach the running backs this season. The moves complete McMurry's staff for the 2014 season.
Eastern Kentucky: Lindsey Wilson (NAIA -KY) corners coach Dwight Sutton has accepted a position coaching the corners at Eastern Kentucky.
Olivet (D-III - MI): Per source, Bellevue HS (MI) head coach Douglas Blattner has accepted a position on the Olivet College staff.
Tuesday June 24, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers: Pace University (D-II - NY) offensive line coach Darnell Stapleton has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship intern position with the Steelers.
Mississippi State: Former Valdosta State and New Mexico State grad assistant Derek Elder is the new offensive line grad assistant at Mississippi State, per source. Elder spent this spring as the offensive line coach at Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II).
Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Humboldt State has completed their coaching staff. Will Harris will coach the defensive backs, Aaron Richards will coach the tight ends and Mitch Jones will oversee the running backs.
Indianapolis Colts: Southern University (FCS - LA) running backs coach Elvis Joseph will be participating in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program with the Colts.
Oklahoma: Per Jeremy Fowler, an enhanced contract for Bob Stoops will go in front of the board of regents tomorrow. Fowler reports that Stoops, who made $4.7 million last season, is expected to eclipse the $5 million mark with the new deal.
Davidson (FCS - NC): Per source, NC State student assistant Jordan West is joining the staff as tight ends coach.
Kentucky Christian (NAIA - KY): Per source, Todd Miller (who coached the defensive ends) is no longer with the staff, and former KCU All-American safety Jabriel Siler is now the safeties coach.
Post (Sprint - CT): Head football coach Michael Mannetti has added the duties and title of athletic director. Mannetti served as interim AD this past year.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (D-III - CA): CMS has a defensive line opening. Full-time, benefits eligible position, pay is around $17,000. Apply via this link.
Monday June 23, 2014
Northeastern State (D-II - OK): Head coach Rob Robinson has announced the hiring of Robert Messinger as recruiting coordinator/special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach and Dane Simoneau as quarterbacks coach.
LSU: Steve Kragthorpe has signed a new three-year contract that will pay him $150,000 annually as the Tigers' special assistant to the head coach/chief of staff, Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Monday.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns have made a number of moves on the personnel side with the hiring of Charles Bailey, Bobby DePaul, Mike Hagen, Ron Hill and James Kirkland as senior personnel associates and Scott Aligo as a player personnel associate. The team has also promoted Sam DeLuca and Harrison Ritcher to player personnel associate and promoted Colton Chapple to BLESTO scout.
Oklahoma State: According to figures released to the Tulsa World today, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will make $550,000 this season. The salary makes him the highest paid assistant on staff, and the second highest paid coach in program history. The rest of the coaching salaries for 2014 are as follows; Mike Gundy ($3.5 million), OC Mike Yurcich ($400,000), DL coach Joe Bob Clements ($330,750), safeties coach Tim Duffie ($288,750), receivers coach Kasey Dunn ($280,000), RBs coach Jamel Singleton ($280,000), CBs coach Van Malone ($275,000), OL coach Bob Connelly ($275,000), and inside receivers coach Jason Ray ($157,500).
Georgia: Mark Richt has announced that former college coach and offensive analyst Ronnie Letson has been named director of player personnel. Letson was hired as the receivers coach at Samford back in February and spent the 2013 season as an offensive analyst at Alabama.
University of St. Mary (NAIA - KS): We understand that St. Mary is in the final stages of filling their defensive coordinator position and are therefore no longer accepting resumes.
Oakland Raiders: Lynell Hamilton, who spent the last two seasons with San Diego State as an offensive and special teams grad assistant, has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority internship with the Raiders.
Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Minnesota State University Mankato has an opening for an assistant football coach on the offensive side of the ball. Please visit this link for full details and how to apply. AA/EOE.
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Davidson: Former Illinois grad assistant Anthony Antonacci has been hired to coach the defensive line at Davidson, per source.
Georgia Southern: Per source, West Virginia State offensive line coach Mike Krysl has accepted the director of player development job at Georgia Southern.
Middlebury (D-III - VT): Per source, former Maine Maritime (D-III) defensive coordinator Ryan Paquette has been hired to coach the linebackers
Sunday June 22, 2014
Bluffton (D-III - OH): Former Bluffton University defensive line coach Jon Wheat has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Harrison HS (West Lafayette, IN).