Sunday May 17, 2009

UW-Whitewater: Former Hartford High School head coach Dan Brunner has accepted the tight ends job at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Fort Hays State: Position Available: Assistant Football Coach - Instructor in the Department of Health/Human Performance.   Rank and Salary:    Non-tenure track-12 month position - salary commensurate with experience.  Appointment Date:    June 14, 2009.  Date of this Notice:    May 7, 2006 - Review of applications will begin immediately.  Job Description:    Proven personal and professional integrity and excellent teaching, coaching and recruiting skills necessary.  Will teach personal wellness and professional activity classes; create an atmosphere favorable to ethical, academic and athletic development of student-athletes; be responsible for and administer all aspects of the football program as directed by the head coach; communicate effectively and assist in fund raising and promotion of the overall athletic program.  Additional duties may be assigned as needed.  Education: Master's degree in Health, Physical Education or equivalent field required. Experience: Teaching and coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Apply and Send Credentials:    Letter of Application, resume, and five references who can be contacted to: Kevin Verdugo, Chair Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park, Hays, KS 67601-4099, Faxed letters of application and resumes may be submitted to 785-628-4383. E-mail applications will also be accepted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All faxed and e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Advertising paid for by FHSU. Background Checks: Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
Saturday May 16, 2009

Glendale College (CA): Former Granada Hills High School (home of John Elway) assistant coach Doug Bledsoe has joined the staff as defensive coordinator.  Former Banning High School (Los Angeles) assistant coach Grant Powell has joined the staff as offensive line / tight ends coach.  Also, former Pasadena High School head coach Kevin Mills has been hired as running backs coach.

Rice: Former Rice defensive quality control Blake Evans has accepted the head job at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Byran, TX.

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Friday May 15, 2009 (Update 2)

Peoria Pirates (AF2): Head coach Bruce Cowdrey will not return.

Chowan University: (D2, CIAA) is accepting materials for the position of Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers/Returners.  Candidates must have college playing experience or coaching experience with reference to the position of wide receiver.  This is a restricted salary 10 month position (August 1st - June 1st) with room & board.  Interested applicants can email cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mark Hall, Offensive Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Chowan University, Attention:  Mark Hall, Football Offices, 1 University Drive, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.  No phone
Friday May 15, 2009

Carolina Panthers: We hear the scouting department has been awarded 2-year contracts.

Indianapolis Colts: Offensive coordinator Tom Moore will apparently retire.  Clyde Christensen will take over as offensive coordinator and Pete Metzelaars will take over the offensive line.

Kansas State: Former Tennessee executive associate athletic director John Currie has landed the AD position at Kansas State.

Macalester College: Our sources tell us that offensive line coach Dave Hamlin has accepted a high school head coaching job in Minnesota.  We hear Macalester is looking to hire an offensive assistant, most likely an offensive line coach.

Notre Dame College: Former Ohio Northern co-offensive coordinator Bill Rychel has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Notre Dame College.

San Diego State: Athletic director Jeff Schemmel has been awarded a contract extention through 2013.
Thursday May 14, 2009

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Alabama St.:  We hear Alabama St. has hired Dedrick Dodge as defensive backs and special teams coach.  Dodge had served the past two seasons as DC at Fort Valley St.

Dallas Cowboys: We hear offensive quality control coach Wesley Phillips will head up the special teams for the Cowboys until assistant coach Joe DeCamillis returns from the terrible injury he sustained during the storm.

LA Pierce College: Our sources tell us Bill Coan has just joined the staff as linebackers / special teams coach.  Coan once served as a high school head coach that tutored Matt Cassel.

Michigan State: We hear Ferris Eways has been promoted from video intern to defensive graduate assistant coach.

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Former Fresno State offensive assistant Mike Scheper has accepted the defensive line job with the Roughriders.

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Florida State: Rick Trickett is listed as Assistant Head Coach.  Mickey Andrews is listed as Associate Head Coach. Chuck Amato is listed as Executive Head Coach.  None of the above will be the next head coach.

Kansas State: Co-defensive coordinators Chris Cosh and Vic Koenning both hold the title of Assistant Head Coach.

Notre Dame: Wide receivers coach Rob Ianello has Assistant Head Coach for Offense as part of his title.  Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jon Tenuta has Assistant Head Coach for Defense as part of his title.

South Carolina: Ellis Johnson no longer has the title of defensive coordinator.  Johnson carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.

Texas: Running backs coach Major Applewhite and defensive backs coach Duane Akina are both listed as the Assistant Head Coach.

USC: Jeremy Bates is not listed as offensive coordinator.  Bates carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for offense.  Ken Norton Jr. carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.

Vanderbilt: Bruce Fowler no longer has the title of defensive coordinator.  Fowler is listed as Assistant Head Coach for defense.
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