|Monday April 8, 2013||presented by:|
Old Dominion (FCS - VA): Former Boston College defensive line coach Jeff Comissiong will be hired as Old Dominion's assistant head coach and defensive line coach according to Harry Minium of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
Northwestern: Sources tell us Dan Hernandez, former offensive grad assistant / assistant DFO at FIU under Mario Cristobal, has accepted an offensive quality control position at Northwestern.
Rutgers: Former dean Carl Kirschner has been named interim athletic director, according to multiple outlets. Kirschner also served as an interim AD for the University back in 2009.
Morgan State (FCS - MD): Head coach Donald Hill-Eley has announced four new staff members: offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Gordon Gregory, defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jerry Holmes, offensive line coach Marcus Gladden and defensive backs coach/special teams co-coordinator LeAndre Creamer.
Chaffey College (CC - CA): Head coach Robert Hadaway has announced his staff: assistant head coach and defensive coordinator James Stewart, linebackers coach Bob Monk, defensive line coach Paul Unga, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach David Portz, offensive line coach Kiyoshi Harris, wide receivers coach Artie Allen, running backs coach Binky Benton and tight ends coach/director of football operations Lance Pfeiffer. Hadaway will handle the cornerbacks.
FAU: Carl Pelini is looking to hire a director of player personnel. Read more about his plans here.
Rutgers: Former athletic director Tim Pernetti will receive a settlement total of about $1.25 million, according to the Star-Ledger.
Merrimack (D-II - MA): Head Coach Dan Curran has rounded out his coaching staff and their roles. Mike Gennetti will serve as associate head coach / defensive coordinator, Pat O'Toole will coach the defensive line and also hold the title of director of football ops, Mike DiCenso will coach the offensive line, and John Kuhne will coach the running backs and coordinate the special teams. Gennetti, O'Toole, DiCenso and Kuhne were all part of last year's staff. Curran has also added Andrew Dresner (quarterbacks / recruiting coordinator), Michael Romanella (offensive assistant), Patrick Graham (linebackers), and Jake Babin (assistant director of football ops).
Tennessee: Director of recruiting J.R. Sandlin is no longer with the program.
Cortland State (D-III - NY): Former Cortland State All American offensive lineman Bill Castro has been promoted to offensive line coach. Castro spent last season as the assistant offensive line coach.
Sunday April 7, 2013
Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Quarterbacks coach Adam Austin has been promoted to offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Alex Herron has added the title of run game coordinator. Also, defensive backs coach Gary McGraw has added recruiting coordinator to his responsibilities and former Kent State offensive grad assistant Darren Paige has been hired to coach the receivers.
Brockport State (D-III - NY): Sources tell us that Cortland State (D-III - NY) offensive line coach Steven Potter has accepted the same position on the Brockport State staff.
Central Michigan: Archie Collins, a Michigan State grad assistant since 2010, has been announced as the new corners coach.
Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sources tell us that Victor Valley (CC - CA) defensive backs coach Demond Littles is heading to Sul Ross State to coach the defensive backs.
Northern Illinois: Sources tell us that Bucknell DFO Dan Wolfe will join the Northern Illinois staff in an operations role.
Saturday April 6, 2013
Wisconsin: Athletic director Barry Alvarez has signed a contract extension keeping him in Madison through 2018 according to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal. His salary will also jump by $25,000 per year, bumping his 2013-14 pay to $1.05 million.
Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson has announced the hiring of Cal Poly offensive coordinator and former Georgia Tech grad assistant Bryan Cook as the Yellow Jackets' new quarterbacks coach.
Be sure to check out our interview with Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.
|Friday April 5, 2013||presented by:|
Pierce College (CC - CA) offensive coordinator Jim Thornton has passed away. Please keep his family and the Pierce College community in your prayers during this difficult time.
Millersville (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that North Dakota tight ends coach Jeff Richter will join Greg Breitbach's staff, and will likely coach the offensive line. We will update...
North Dakota: Head coach Chris Mussman has announced that receivers coach Luke Schleusner has been promoted to offensive coordinator and will continue to coach the receivers. Additionally, running backs coach Danny Freund will move to quarterbacks and assistant special teams coordinator Benny Boyd will now take on the lead role as special teams coordinator.
Stanford: Defensive coordinator Derek Mason's title has been changed to Willie Shaw Director of Defense.
Arkansas: Former Wisconsin assistant DFO Peter Weiden is now serving on Bret Bielema's staff in the same capacity.
Bowling Green: Mark Shook, who has previously served as the associate AD for compliance and student-athlete services, has been named interim athletic director. Greg Christopher resigned the AD position in late May to take the same role at Xavier.
Millersville (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that offensive line coach Jim Shiffer will not return next season.
Rutgers: Athletic director Tim Pernetti will be let go according to multiple outlets.
East Central CC (MO): Head coach Ken Karcher has announced the addition of Scott Brock as defensive coordinator.
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Augustana (D-III - IL): Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach / Offensive Line Coach. This is a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track staff appointment with an anticipated start date of June 2013. There will be an expectation of teaching two or three physical education activity courses during the academic year. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated salary range is $45,000-$50,000 annually. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and previous collegiate coaching experience preferred. Experience coaching option football, which includes a comprehensive passing game, at the college level preferred. Application materials must be received by Friday, April 19, 2013. Interested applicants should submit a formal letter of application, resume, list of references and a one-page coaching philosophy statement to head coach Rob Cushman at email@example.com.
|Thursday April 4, 2013||presented by:|
Wisconsin - Whitewater (D-III): Sources tell us former Gardner-Webb and Ole Miss assistant Alan Hensell has joined the Wisconsin - Whitewater staff.
Webber International (NAIA - FL): We have learned that former Wharton HS (FL) defensive coordinator Kiwaukee Thomas will coach the secondary, and former Western HS (FL) head coach Rashad West will coach the receivers..
Miami (FL): Eric Vance has been brought on board to serve as the assistant DFO. Vance spent the past six seasons as the director of player development with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canada): Steve Hladio has been hired as running backs coach. Hladio coached the past two seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (D-III - NY) working with the offensive line and running backs.
Northern Illinois: Deputy athletic director Christian Spears will serve as acting director of athletics beginning April 15. Spears takes over the position for Jeff Compher, who recently took the AD job at East Carolina.
UCLA: Athletic director Dan Guerrero has had his contract extended through 2019. Guerrero will earn $734,774 annually plus a 5% raise each year. He also earned a $750,000 retention bonus from his last contract.
Concordia University-Wisconsin (D-III): Concordia University Wisconsin has an opening for a Graduate Assistant Football Coach. This position will be on the Defensive side of the ball with an emphasis in the Secondary. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, Ability to be admitted into Graduate School, and previous coaching experience. Interested candidates should email: cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS.
LaGrange College (D-III - GA): LaGrange College seeks a graduate assistant to work in conjunction with the Head Football Coach, and Offensive Coordinator in all aspects related to the operation of the football program. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA, admissible to LaGrange College’s MAT or MED programs and a valid driver’s license. Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred- specifically with wide receivers. This position includes full tuition remission and a $4,000.00 annual stipend. Please submit letter of inquiry, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the LaGrange College office of Human Resources at email@example.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Minnesota-Duluth (D-II): Josh Berlo has been hired as athletic director. Berlo, who previously served as the senior AD for guest relations and event planning at Notre Dame, will make $150,000 annually.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sherard Poteete has finalized his coaching staff. Freddie Weinke (special teams coordinator / interior defensive line coach), Chris Patterson (receivers), Ben McLaughlin (quarterbacks) and Chris Jirgens (offensive line) have all officially joined the staff.
Millersville (D-II - PA): North Dakota offensive coordinator Greg Breitbach has officially been named head coach at Millersville University.
Eastern Illinois: Dino Babers has hired South Lake HS (MI) head coach Chanterius Brock to coach the secondary. The hire completes the Eastern Illinois coaching staff.
Menlo (NAIA - CA): Former Arena league standout Mark Grieb has been named head coach. Grieb served as an assistant an Menlo during two seperate stints. In 2003 he served as offensive coordinator and in 2011 he coached the receivers.
Alabama: Former center William Vlachos has joined the staff as a graduate assistant.