|Friday April 25, 2014
Green Bay Packers: Assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg has stepped down.
Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Brian Fana, who has spent the past five seasons as the offensive coordinator at Upper Iowa (D-II), has been named run game coordinator / offensive line coach.
St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St. Ambrose, located in Davenport, Iowa is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with the offensive line. The position will include a stipend and tuition. Looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching experience is a plus. Interested applicants should email their resumes to Nick Schroder, Offensive Line Coach at . No phone calls please.
Sacramento State (FCS - CA): Per source, head coach Marshall Sperbeck is leaving the program. We are told that defensive coordinator Jody Sears will serve as interim head coach. Here's what we have right now. Will update...
Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian University has open date for Aug 30th, 2014 or Oct 18, 2014. Looking for NAIA, D2, D3, or FCS opponent. Home game preferably but will travel for guarantee. Possible return trip in 2015. Any interested parties can email or call 606-748-9246.
Indiana: We hear that TCU defensive grad assistant Ryan McInerny has joined the staff as a defensive quality control. Also, former Valpo special teams coordinator / linebackers Kasey Teegardin has accepted a defensive grad assistant position.
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Jacksonville University: Per source, offensive grad assistant and assistant offensive line coach Spencer Hodges is now coaching the offensive line at IMG Academy (FL).
|Thursday April 24, 2014
Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter has received a contract extension taking him through the 2018 season. The extension will also double his base pay to $1.4 million, with the ability to earn up to $1.685 million through bonus' and incentives.
Coahoma Community College (MS): Head coach Karl Morgan has announced his coaching staff: Cedric Shell, offensive coordinator; William Kirksley, linebackers/recruiting coordinator; Chris Mattox, defensive backs; Devario Dorsey, offensive line; and Jason Morgan, wide receivers.
Arkansas Tech (D-II): Former West Georgia offensive coordinator Chase Harp has joined the staff in the same capacity. As we reported last month, former Texas Tech and Valdosta State staffer Paige Anders has joined the staff as safeties coach and recruiting coordinator. Additionally, head coach Raymond Monica has announced the promotion of assistants Kurt Corbin (defensive line) and Raleigh Jackson (linebackers) to co-defensive coordinator.
Indiana: Mike Pechac has been named director of player development and academic enhancement. He spent the past two seasons as the academic coordinator for Bowling Green football.
Webber International (NAIA - FL): Seton Hill (D-II - PA) defensive coordinator and former NFL player Roosevelt Williams has taken the defensive backs job at Webber International.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have hired former Citadel corners coach Gerald Dixon as a pro scout.
Catawba College (D-II - NC): Catawba Indians are seeking a defensive volunteer assistant. There duties will include coaching, inputting data in computer, practice planning and game day analysis. Contact Head Football Coach Curtis Walker or Defensive Coordinator Keith Henry at or call 704-645-4507.
Muskingum (D-III - OH): Muskingum University is now accepting applications for two Graduate Assistant Football positions to begin August 1, 2014. The positions are a one year renewable contract with full graduate school tuition remission, meal plan, housing and a $6,000.00 stipend. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, intercollegiate football experience, and qualify for admission into Muskingum University’s graduate program. Send a letter of application, resume, and a list of references to head coach Al Logan at . Please, no calls.
Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University an NCAA division 2 school in Philippi, WV is seeking candidates for a full time offensive line coach. This position includes a full time salary and benefits. The successful candidate must have offensive line coaching experience at the college level. Please send resumes to Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Kirk Campbell at . No phone calls please.
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Montana State-Northern (NAIA): MSU-Northern is looking to hire 2 assistant coaches for the 2014 season. Full time offensive position (OL) and part-time/grad assistant position for defense. Please contact Head Coach Mark Samson at . Candidate must be able to begin by June.
South Carolina: In addition to coaching the quarterbacks, G.A. Mangus has also been assigned the tight ends coaching duties.
Wisconsin Lutheran (D-III): After one season as head coach / defensive coordinator, Ben Murphy has decided to take a step down to focus on family obligations. Murphy plans to stay on staff as a part-time defensive assistant. A search to fill the head coaching job has begun.
Seattle Seahawks: Senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan has resigned in order to "tend to a family matter", per Jason La Canfora.
|Wednesday April 23, 2014
VMI (FCS): Virginia-Wise defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton was hired recently as the outside linebackers coach at VMI.
Minnesota: Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will receive a raise to $600,000, and offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover will make $550,000 annually in their new three-year contracts according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The rest of Jerry Kill's staff will garner new salaries as well: QBs coach Jim Zebrowski, $253,000; DBs/STs coach Jay Sawvel, $253,000; DL coach Jeff Phelps, $230,000; RBs coach Pat Poore, $230,000; WRs coach Brian Anderson, $230,000; H-backs/TEs coach Rob Reeves, $230,000; and LBs coach Mike Sherels, $181,000.
Wisconsin Lutheran College (D-III): Head coach/defensive coordinator Ben Murphy has announced his decision to step down after one season due to family obligations. He will remain on staff as a part-time defensive assistant.
Seattle Seahawks: Senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan has resigned due to a family matter according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.
Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Aaron Krepps has been hired as running backs coach. He previously worked at Adrian College (MI) and Eastern Michigan, and most recently served as the head coach at Belle Vernon Area (PA) High School.
Johns Hopkins (D-III - MD): Wide receivers coach Greg Chimera has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Harding (D-II - AR): Harding University is seeking applicants for 3 graduate assistant coaching positions (LBs, Secondary, and an Offensive Skill Position). Most importantly, we are interested in men who have a desire to serve God and who see coaching as an avenue to impact lives for Christ. GA’s will receive $3,500 of tuition credit per semester. No housing, meals, or stipend is included. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Those interested in one of the two defensive positions should email defensive coordinator Paul Simmons at . Those interested in the offensive position should email co-offensive coordinator Matt Underwood at . No phone calls please.
Millersville (D-II - PA): Per source, running backs Jon Ramos and assistant Tom Mayerski will not return to the staff.
Mercer (FCS - GA): Defensive line coach Justin Brown has chosen to go into the ministry. Berry College linebackers coach Kenny Baker has been hired to fill coach Brown's position.
Penn: Head coach Al Bagnoli will reportedly announce his plans to retire after the 2014 season, according to Philly.com. Bagnoli has served as head coach the past 22 seasons and has won nine outright Ivy League titles. The report also notes that longtime defensive coordinator Ray Priore will take over at the conclusion of next season.
RII Sports Technology (Football Product Representative, Supplemental Income): RII Sports Technology is seeking coaches interested in supplementing their income by representing and selling RII Sports Technology's new GameBreak Scouting Dashboards and GameDay Scout Apps to football programs in their geographic area. This is a commission only based opportunity where you can set your own hours and schedule. RII Sports Technology will provide all necessary training, orientation, and support. In this role you'll introduce football programs in your area to our products/services and facilitate the sales process - you'll be compensated with commissions of 15%-20% on all resulting sales. RII Sports Technology is a newly formed subsidiary of TTJ&B Inc. which has a long history of providing innovative data solutions to customers in the Aerospace & Defense industry (including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NASA). RII Sports Technology leverages these same capabilities to provide football coaching staffs with tools that allow them to scout their opponents (or themselves) with unprecedented speed and insight - both during their week of preparation and live on game day. You can learn more about RII Sports Technology at www.r2sportstech.com. Interested candidates can send resumes or inquire for more information by contacting Matt Middleton at .
Towson: Towson is looking to hire an equipment manager. For full details, and to apply, click here.
|Tuesday April 22, 2014
Former University of South Dakota head coach and athletic director Bernard "Beanie" Cooper passed away over the weekend at 86. Cooper also served as the AD at Indiana State. Please pray for his family and loved ones.
Louisville: Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will earn $975,000 this season, and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee will make $650,000 according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. See our full staff break down.
Eastern Michigan: Per source, tight ends / special teams coordinator Mike Gravier is leaving the staff. We understand the position is now open and there is no clear frontrunner for the position at this time.
Foothill College (JC - CA): Scott Swartz, formerly with the San Francisco 49ers, Oregon State and Northern Arizona, is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif.
Penn: Dan Swanstrom, who served as offensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins for the past six years, has been announced as the Quakers' quarterbacks coach.
Finlandia (D-III - MI): Michigan Tech assistant Tim Driscoll has been named the head coach at Finlandia.
Castleton State (D-III - VT): Castleton State has hired Kevin Trigonis as their offensive coordinator. Trigonis spent the past two seasons at RPI (D-III - NY) as the offensive line coach / offensive coordinator and served in same capacity at Carroll University (D-III - WI) prior to that.
Columbia: Wide receivers coach Ola Adams has been selected to participate in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Internship over the summer.
Texas: The Longhorns have hired Reed Case as director of on-campus recruiting. He previously served as Oklahoma's director of player personnel.
South Dakota State (FCS): South Dakota State is looking to host an FCS opponent the second week of the 2016 season (Saturday, September 10). Will pay an attractive guarantee. Please contact Marc Davis at if interested
Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University has an open date on November 1st 2014. We are looking for a home game and we are willing to help with expenses or return the trip on a different weekend in 2015 or 2016. Please contact Denny Creehan at 304-457-6404 if interested.
Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian is seeking applicants for student assistant coaching positions. These positions are intended for individuals who are trying to start or finish up their undergraduate education. Individuals will receive a scholarship package covering a percentage of tuition, room, and board. Previous football coaching or playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should email coach James "Hoot" Gibson at .
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Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II - KY): Kentucky Wesleyan College has open dates for Oct. 25th 2014 and also Nov. 8th 2014. Looking for NAIA, D2, D3, or FCS opponent. Home game preferably but will travel for guarantee. Possible Return trip in 2015. Any interested parties can email Brian Ware at
|Monday April 21, 2014
Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of coach Phil Hower, who passed away over the weekend. Hower coached successful teams at the NAIA and high school level. Please pray for his family.
Maryland: Some updated contract info at Maryland via Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post...Keenan McCardell (WRs) and Greg Studrawa (OL) received two year deals; whereas Chad Wilt (DL) received a one year agreement. OC Mike Locksley will now make $625,000 per year and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will now make $418,000.
Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University is taking applications for a graduate assistant coach. Primary responsibilities include coaching a position group, recruiting and other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and admission to Dakota State University’s Master of Education Technology graduate program is required (program is ranked in the Top 3 in the Nation). Any applicants must have a minimum of a 3.25 undergraduate GPA and must take the GRE. There is 2/3 Tuition assistance for graduate school and a $12,000 stipend for the year. Please send a cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of college transcripts, and a reference list to defensive coordinator Mike Collins at .
Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Humboldt State University is looking to fill a restricted earnings defensive coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching your own position, having a recruiting area and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. No Benefits, housing, or meals included. Best candidate will be hired regardless of defensive position. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume to Shay McClure at . No phone calls please.
Orange Coast (JC - CA): Former San Bernardino Valley College (JC - CA) head coach Kevin Emerson has now officially been named head coach at Orange Coast College.
Tarleton State (D-II - TX): Tarleton State University is looking for a home game September 4th or 6th of 2014. Will pay a guarantee. Contact Head Coach Cary Fowler at .
Concordia College (NAIA - Selma, AL): Per source, former Benedict College (D-II - SC) head coach Stanley Conner has accepted the head coaching job at Concordia College.
Louisiana-Lafayette: UL and head coach Mark Hudspeth have agreed in principal on a contract amendment that will take him through the end of the 2019 season. The new deal, which has yet to be officially signed, includes a pay raise, modified buyout terms, and a contract "designed to keep Hudspeth in Lafayette as long as possible."
Butler (FCS - IN): Tom Dilley, who coached the tight ends last year, has been hired as the new head coach at Guerin Catholic HS (IN). Dilley previously served as head coach at Lawrence North HS (IN) and Bishop Chatard HS (IN) where he won back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002.