|Friday April 11, 2014
Former Western Michigan head coach Bill Doolittle passed away yesterday. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Fresno City College (CC - CA): Mark Hetherington, who was the offensive coordinator at Central HS (Fresno, CA), has been hired to coach the quarterbacks.
The Citadel (FCS): The Citadel is looking for an FCS opponent to open up the 2017 season. This will be a 1 game paid series hosted by the Citadel for the opening weekend of the 2017 season. Interested schools should contact outside linebackers coach Tripp Weaver via email at .
Minot State (D-II - ND): Brian Boerboom has been hired as the new offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Boerboom spent the past eight seasons at Southeast Missouri (FCS) where he coached the offensive line. Head coach Todd Hoffner won his arbitration hearing with former Minnesota State-Mankato yesterday, and now things have the potential to get very awkward.
Hanover (D-III - IN): With the departure of defensive coordinator Denny Dorrel to become the head coach at Bluffton University (see yesterday), offensive coordinator Ben Cullen will transition to defensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Andre Nash has been promoted to offensive coordinator. We are told that there are no openings on staff at this time.
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McKendree (D-II - IL): We are told that there are no openings on the McKendree staff at this time.
Becker College (D-III - MA): Per source, McKendree (D-II - IL) grad assistant Kenny Treschitta has accepted a position at Becker College.
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East Texas Baptist: Thad Fortune, receiver coach at ETBU, has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Odessa Permian HS (TX), per source. We hear that there are no openings on the ETBU staff at this time.
American River (JC - CA): American River College has added former Sacramento State secondary coach Steve Roberson to the staff.
|Thursday April 10, 2014
Bluffton (D-III - OH): Denny Dorrel, who has been serving as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Hanover College (D-III - IN), is the new head coach at Bluffton.
Utah State: The Aggies have announced a contract extension for head coach Matt Wells that will keep him at Utah State through the 2018 season. The new contract also calls for continued salary increases for the assistant coaches. Wells will make over $800,000 under the new extension.
Arkansas: Daniel Bush, who spent the past three years in the player personnel department at Alabama, has been named assistant recruiting coordinator / director of personnel at Alabama.
Cal: Per source, outside receivers coach Rob Likens has added the title of pass game coordinator and running backs coach Pierre Ingram has added the titles of run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
Morgan State: Lee Hull has named six assistants to his staff, some of whom we've already reported. His staff will include; Dwayne Foster (OL), Kenny Lucas (RBs), Fred Farrier (OC), Jamari McCollough (WRs), and Brawley Evans (DBs). Also, LeAndre Creamer (DL), and Harold Benton (special teams) will return from the previous staff.
Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State has an open date on September 6th, 2014. Midwestern State is willing to pay an attractive guarantee and prefers an FCS, Division II, Division III or NAIA opponent. Please contact Bill Maskill at if interested.
Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Carson-Newman University is looking to fill a home for either September 4 or 6. Carson Newman is willing to pay a guarantee and prefers a DII opponent. Please call (865) 471-3360 if interested.
Sierra College (JC - CA): Sierra College has removed the interim tag and officially named Ben Noonan their head football coach.
Benedict (D-II - SC): Per source, former Central State (D-II - OH) defensive coordinator Darrell Suber is heading to Benedict College to coach the linebackers.
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Montana State (FCS): Montana State is looking to host FCS opening weekend 2015 (Thursday 9-3-15). Will pay an attractive guarantee. Please contact Dan Davies at if interested.
|Wednesday April 9, 2014
West Alabama (D-II): Per source, UT Martin (FCS) offensive coordinator Carmen Felus has accepted the offensive coordinator / running backs role at West Alabama.
Arkansas: Southeastern Louisiana associate head coach/running backs coach E.K. Franks has been announced as Arkansas' director of recruiting. He worked as a defensive assistant at Wisconsin from 2004-06 under then-defensive coordinator and head coach Bret Bielema.
Georgetown (FCS - MD): Maurice Banks has been added the the staff and will work with the defensive backs. Banks played at Georgetown and previously served as an assistant back in 2010.
Fresno City College (CC - CA): Defensive backs coach Ricky Manning Jr. has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): SWOSU has announced that longtime assistant coach Todd Helton has added the title of assistant athletic director and compliance coordinator for the department.
Tennessee State (FCS): Head coach Rod Reed has signed a five-year extension, keeping him at the school through 2018. Reed is 26-21 in four seasons at Tennessee State, and led the Tigers to a 10-4 mark and a berth in the FCS playoffs last season.
Lycoming College (D-III - PA): Andrew Janocko has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach.
Northwestern State (LA): Northwestern State is looking for a video grad assistant. See more info here.
Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Sources tell us former Iowa State running backs coach Kenith Pope has been hired as outside linebackers coach.
New Hampshire: Head coach Sean McDonnell has announced the additions of Peter McCarty (DL), Garrett Gillick (LBs) and Kyle McAllister (assistant DL).
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University of Mary (ND): Per source, former offensive coordinator Scott Edwards has been named head coach at Central Valley HS (Ceres, CA).
|Tuesday April 8, 2014
Wittenberg (D-III - OH): Dayton assistant Kevin Hoyng has joined the staff as offensive coordinator according to the Dayton Daily News.
North Dakota State (FCS): Former Cal Poly SLO student assistant Jake Otten has been hired as the program's video coordinator. Otten helped coach the defensive line at Cal Poly SLO the past five seasons.
Oregon State: Former Beavers defensive lineman Andrew Seumalo has joined the staff as a volunteer assistant.
Valley City State (NAIA - ND): VCSU is looking for a defensive graduate assistant – DL or LB. Position includes a full tuition waiver and $5,500. Must meet NDSU graduate program requirements of a 3.0 gpa. Please submit letter of application and resume to .
East Coast Prep (Postgrad - MA): East Coast Prep is seeking two assistant coaches for the 2014 season. We are seeking experience on the defensive side but will consider all candidates. You will coach your own position and have off field duties as assigned by the Head Coach. Compensation includes Room,Board, and a stipend. This is a 4 month position, running from mid August through mid December. Looking for college experience. Growth potential as we are active in the development of a second program/site beginning play in 2016! Please send resumes to .
Virginia: Director of player development Steve Atkinson has added the title of social media coordinator for football.
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St. Olaf (D-III - MN): St. Olaf College has a defensive intern position available. This is a stipend position with no benefits or housing. Position is flexible - best available candidate will be hired. Intern will be responsible for recruiting a specific area, coaching a position group, assisting the Defensive Coordinator in practice and game planning, film breakdown and various administrative tasks as well as other duties assigned by the Head Coach. This is a great opportunity for a young coach or a coach looking to gain entry into college coaching. Email cover letter and resume to Head Coach Craig Stern at . Absolutely no phone calls
Indiana State: As we told you last month, Jeff Mills has now been formally announced as the defensive line coach. Head coach Mike Sanford also announced that Jami DeBerry has been moved to safeties coach (and will remain special teams coordinator), and Anthony Perkins will handle the rest of the defensive secondary.
|Monday April 7, 2014
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Former Saskatchewan Rough Riders special teams assistant Cory McDiarmid has been hired as linebackers coach.
Idaho: Former Colorado and Cal defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose has joined the Idaho staff coaching the secondary.
SUNY Cortland (D-III - NY): RPI (D-III - NY) defensive backs coach Maurice Hart has accepted the same position at SUNY Cortland per source.
Oberlin (D-III - OH): Sources tell us that Oberlin will name former Kansas Wesleyan offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bob Saunders to the same position.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): Frank Ditta, assistant offensive line coach at UMHB, has left the program to enter private business.
Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have added Marcus Lewis to the coaching staff as a defensive assistant / quality control coach.
Tennessee State (FCS): Tennessee State University is looking for a game against a FBS opponent for 2015 and 2016. Open dates are September 19 or 26, 2015 and September 17 or 24, 2016. Please contact Tom Opdenbrouw, Director of Football Operations at 615-963-2136 or if interested.
Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Per source, Mercer Island HS assistant Jake Gottlieb has joined the Puget Sound staff as defensive line coach.
East Central (D-II - OK): East Central University is no longer accepting resumes for their offensive, defensive, and special teams intern positions. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in these positions.
King's College (D-III - PA): King’s College invites applications for the position of Defensive Coordinator / Strength & Conditioning. The successful candidate will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible to put together the defensive game plan each week. The successful candidate will oversee the entire Strength & Conditioning program for football. Candidate will be expected to recruit, retain, and graduate successful student-athletes to King’s College, and demonstrate a commitment to the overall philosophy of the athletic department. All interested parties please email cover letter, resume, & references to Head Football Coach Jeff Knarr @ PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): UMHB tight ends coach David Wassermann has accepted the offensive line job at New Caney High School (TX).
Muskingum (D-III - OH): Sources tell us that linebackers coach Nick Harding has been promoted to defensive coordinator.