|Tuesday April 1, 2014
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Maine (FCS): Defensive backs coach Joe Harasymiak has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Fordham (FCS - NY): Head coach Joe Moorhead has formally announced the hiring of Jon Wholley as assistant defensive coordinator/linebackers coach and Darin Edwards as defensive line coach. Wholley spent the past four seasons at Connecticut, and Edwards arrives after working seven years on the Sacred Heart staff.
Warner University (NAIA - FL): Per source, former Lake Wales (FL) head coach Rod Shafer will be the next head coach at Warner.
Upper Iowa: Head coach Tom Shea has filled his three open positions on staff with the additions of Chris Eads (DBs), Michael Bangston (OL), and Ben Curran (WR).
Nebraska: Per source, Brian Crist has joined the Nebraska staff as director of player personnel.
Winnipeg (CFL): Former Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Bob Wylie has been named offensive line coach of the Blue Bombers.
LSU: Former Stephen F. Austin defensive backs coach Devin Ducote has joined the LSU staff as a grad assistant working with the special teams.
TCU: Former Oklahoma State special teams grad assistant Ty Linder has joined the TCU staff as a grad assistant. We had heard back in January that Linder was headed to North Carolina...but he is now at TCU.
North Carolina A&T (FCS): Former Catawba (D-II) head coach Chip Hester is joining the NC A&T staff as receivers coach, per source.
Wake Forest: Tyler Santucci has joined the staff as assistant defensive line coach.
Holmes CC (MS): Per source, Raymond Gross will join the staff as quarterbacks / running backs coach. The former Georgia Southern quarterback has previously coached at Bethune Cookman and Howard among other stops. With Gross joining back up with Tim Stowers...buckle up, looks like some option football is coming to town.
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Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Head Coach Jason Woodman has filled all vacancies on the staff. Chris Harvey has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator while Jeff Horrocks (WR) and JR Dorman (Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator) round out the staff that already includes Mike Compton (OL), Ryan Dumont (RB/Special Teams) and Pat Mascaro (DL).
|Monday March 31, 2014
Alabama A&M: Reggie Johnson has now officially been named defensive coordinator for James Spady's staff. Johnson is the former UAB defensive coordinator.
Georgetown (FCS - DC): The school has announced the hiring of Michael Neuberger as offensive coordinator. He spent the 2013 season as running backs/tight ends coach at Cornell, and coached wide receivers at Georgetown in 2012.
Carolina Panthers: Longtime NFL coach John Ramsdell has been hired as a senior offensive assistant.
Hutchinson CC (KS): Offensive coordinator/running backs coach Josh Gooch has resigned to pursue an opportunity outside of coaching.
UCLA: McMurry (D-II - TX) receivers/special teams coordinator/recruiting coordinator Evan Burk has joined the UCLA staff as an offensive assistant.
Colby College (D-III - ME): Former Connecticut player and assistant Shane Fogarty has been named offensive coordinator at Colby College.
St. Scholastica (D-III - MD): St. John's offensive coordinator/associate head coach Kurt Ramler has been named head coach at St. Scholastica.
Frostburg State (D-III - MD): Sources tell us John Kelling has been hired as defensive coordinator. He spend the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator at the University of Mary, and six seasons before that as defensive coordinator at North Dakota.
Webber International (NAIA - FL): Defensive backs coach Kiawaukee Thomas has been named head coach at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo.
Beloit College (D-III - WI): New head coach Seth Duerr has announced the following additions - Jeremy Warren, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Jake Marshall, wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator; Kyle Hansgen, defensive line coach; and Matt Lee, offensive line coach. Michael Wilson remain on from the previous staff.
Upper Iowa (D-II): St. Cloud State (D-II - MN) grad assistant, and former Upper Iowa quarterback, Ben Curran has been named receivers coach.
McMurry (D-III - TX): With head coach Mason Miller departing for the Tarleton State staff, sources tell us defensive coordinator Kendall Roberson will be the interim head coach. Word we're hearing is that either Roberson or offensive coordinator Chase Holbrook has the best shot to be named the full-time head coach. Will update when more becomes clear.
Riverside (CC - CA): Per source, Greg Hoyd will be the new linebackers coach at Riverside.
Norfolk State (FCS - VA): In addition to the hiring of Donald Hill-Eley as offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach, Norfolk State has added Gordon Gregory as quarterbacks coach.
Delaware (FCS): Head coach Dave Brock has formally announced the hiring of Eddie Allen as special teams coordinator/tight ends coach and the promotion of defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter to co-defensive coordinator.
Sunday March 30, 2014
Alabama: Former Cal and Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi is expected to join the staff in an off-the-field role, most likely in the personnel department, according to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.
Saturday March 29, 2014
Ellsworth (CC - IA): Upper Iowa (D-II) offensive coordinator Jesse Montalto is the new head coach at Ellsworth.
Northeastern State (D-II - OK): As we reported earlier this month, Northeastern State has formally announced the hiring of Josh Lattimer as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. He spent the 2013 season as head coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa.
Norfolk State (FCS - VA): Former Morgan State head coach Donald Hill-Eley has been announced as the offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach at Norfolk State.
|Friday March 28, 2014
Cheyney (D-II - PA): Head coach Ken Lockard has resigned after three seasons as the helm. Offensive coordinator Anthony Johnson will serve as interim head coach while the school conducts a national search.
Yale (FCS - CT): The school announced that Joe Conlin has been promoted to offensive coordinator today. He was the associate head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach in 2013. Conlin replaces Kevin Morris, who accepted a similar post at Monmouth earlier this month.
Hawaii: Wayne Moses was formally introduced as Hawaii's running backs on Friday. He coached running backs at Army and has previously worked at UCLA, USC, Stanford and with the St. Louis Rams, among other places.
Tarleton State (D-II - TX): Per sources, McMurry head coach Mason Miller will be joining the Tarleton State staff on the offensive side of the ball. Will update...
Illinois: Ryan Cubit, son of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, has been hired as director of student-athlete development. He most recently served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan in 2012.
Susquehanna (D-III - PA): The Crusaders have added Rocco Salomone as defensive coordinator. Salomone is the long-time head coach at the SUNY Brockport (NY), where he holds the school's all-time wins record.
Arizona State: Sources tell us Tarleton State (D-II - TX) offensive line coach Josh Martin will join the Arizona State staff as an offensive GA.
Virginia University of Lynchburg (USCAA): Former Concordia College (AL) head coach Don Lee has officially accepted the AD/head football coach position. The university has decided they will play football next season and continue all athletics programs.
Fresno City College (JC - CA): Quarterbacks coach Tim Simons has left the staff to return to Clovis North High School as head coach. Additionally, the Rams have hired Ryan Rushhaupt as linebackers coach, filling a position vacated when Kerry Locklin joined the New Mexico State staff.
Louisiana Tech: Middle Tennessee director of player personnel Lance Basler is the new director of football operations at Louisiana Tech.
Alabama State (FCS): Former Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson has been named safeties coach and special teams coordinator.
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Los Angeles Valley College (JC - CA): Offensive coordinator/running backs coach Ceasar Sandoval will not return to the staff.
Yale (FCS - CT): Per source, Artie Asselta is leaving McNeese State to take the wide receivers job at Yale.
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McNeese State (FCS - LA): Sources tell us former Stephen F. Austin offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Landon Hoefer has taken the quarterbacks job at McNeese State.
Northern State (D-II - SD): Ben Ehret has been announced as offensive line coach. He spent 2013 as the running backs coach at Milliken (D-III - IL).