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Friday May 22, 2009
Tennessee: Breaking news on the Strength Scoop

Hinds Community College: FootballScoop has just learned that Hinds CC assistant coach J.J. Plummer has accepted the head coaching job at North Pontotac HS in Mississippi.

Indianapolis Colts: Recently retired coaches Tom Moore and Howard Mudd will work for the team as consultants.

West Liberty University: We hear defensive backs coach Tom Bruney has resigned to accept a head high school job in Ohio.

The Coach Tracker: In the past 4 days, another 1,000 high school football coaches have updated their contact information via The Coach Tracker.  If you have yet to update your contact info, please take 2 minutes to do so. 

Note: Earlier this week in THE EXTRA POINT presented by Wilson, we asked you to let us know who you think started the idea of using 2 full-time coaches to instruct the wide receivers.  According to some very well known coaches that emailed in, the 2 earliest accounts go back to Coach Mouse Davis and Coach Mark Dufner.  In fact, when Dufner served as the head coach at Maryland, Rob Spence (Syracuse OC) and John Shannon (Marshall OC) served as his 2 wide receiver coaches.  We appreciate all the emails, including the 14 different coaches that emailed in claiming "TONY FRANKLIN.  That's easy." 

The Extra Point presented by Wilson


Wilson...The Official Ball of the NCAA Football Championships

We thought it was interesting that Baylor head coach Art Briles is the only coach in the country to have 2 recruiting cooridnators, one for each side of the ball.  Inside receivers coach Kendal Briles serves as the Offensive Recruiting Coordinator.  Defensive backs coach Kim McCloud serves as the Defensive Recruiting Coordinator. 

Sure, plenty of coaches in the profession think programs should do away with the "Recruiting Coordinator" title.  As one highly respected D1 assistant told us, "There's only one 'Recruiting Coordinator' in the country who truly believes his job is to 'coordinate the recruiting process'.  And don't ask me who." 

In fact, several programs do not give out a "Recruiting Coordinator" title to any assistant coach. 

Let us know what your thoughts are on the "Recruiting Coordinator" title.  You can email us    
Thursday May 21, 2009

Baldwin-Wallace: We hear Brookside High School (Cleveland) head football coach Keith Grabowski has accepted the quarterbacks job at Baldwin-Wallace.


Lycoming College: Williamsport, PA (NCAA Division III, Middle Atlantic Conference) is accepting applications for an Intern Position - Offense.  Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all facets of the program, including coaching a position, the recruitment of quality student athletes, organization and planning of all practices, game preparation, film breakdown, and monitoring the academic progress of student athletes.  A Bachelor's degree is required.  Previous participation and/or coaching experience are preferred.  This is a ten month position and includes a monthly stipend.  Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and References to Coach Mike Clark / Head Coach, Lycoming College 700 College Place, Box 143, Williamsport,  PA 17701 Fax 570-321-4158.  No phone calls please.

The United States Coast Guard Academy: (NCAA Division III - New England Football Conference) in New London, CT is accepting applications for an entry level coaching position on the defensive side of the ball.  The position will include on field coaching along with video and computer editing responsibilities.  Others duties may be assigned.  The compensation will be $10,000.00 and the dates of employment will be August 1st - December 15th.  Applicants should have a bachelors degree and collegiate football playing experience.  Please send a resume and the names and phone numbers of three current references to , fax them to 860-701-6198, or mail them to Football Office / United States Coast Guard Academy / 33 Mohegan Avenue / New London, CT 06320  
Thursday May 21, 2009

Let us know what you hear.   

Baltimore Ravens: Former Norwich University wide receivers coach Jason Brooks has accepted the offensive quality control job with the Baltimore Ravens.  Brooks will now coach on the same staff with his father, Clarence Brooks, who coaches the Ravens' defensive line.


Howard Payne University: a NCAA Division III Baptist institution in The American Southwest Conference and located in Brownwood, Texas invites applications for Assistant Football Coach - Wide Receivers. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits.  Responsibilities will include assisting the Head Coach in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program; including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, coordinating travel, video editing, assisting with strength and conditioning of football athletes, assisting with campus visits and working closely with the Admissions staff.  This person will also report to the Offensive Coordinator and assist with the organization of practice and other duties assigned by him.  Proven personal and professional integrity and loyalty are a must.  A bachelor's degree is required.  Experience as a college football coach is preferred.  Review of applicants will begin immediately.  Hard copy of Letter of Application, resume, and five references who can be contacted to: Steve Fanara, Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Howard Payne University, 1000 Fisk St. Brownwood, TX  76801.  Emailed Letters of application, resumes and references may be submitted to .  No phone calls please.
Wednesday May 20, 2009

Tennessee: FootballScoop has learned the Vols have just hired San Francisco 49ers personnel assistant, Kyle Strongin, as the new coordinator of football operations. 
The Coach Tracker

Indianapolis Colts: Ron Johnson and Frank Winters are joining the coaching staff.  Johnson will assistant with the wide receivers.  Winters, the longtime center for Brett Farve in Green Bay, will assistant with the offensive line.

Ohio University: FootballScoop has learned that student-assistant Nick Saum will move into the graduate assistant position that came available when Brian Haines left for West Virginia.

Open Dates Database: We will be update the Open Dates Database this afternoon.

SMU: We hear it is likely that head coach June Jones will add former Texas Longhorn and Atlanta Falcons player, Eric Metcalf, to the Mustangs' coaching staff.

Tennessee: We hear that UT has filled the Coordinator of Football Operations position.  

University of Detroit Mercy - 2009 MotorCity S&C Clinic: The Strength and Conditioning Staff at the University of Detroit Mercy would like to invite all strength coaches, athletic trainers, and sport coaches to the 2009 MotorCity Strength and Conditioning Clinic on Saturday June 6th, 2009.  Speaks for this year's clinic include Rick Court from University of Toledo, Javair Gillett from the Detroit Tigers, and Tim Wakeham from Michigan State University, plus many more.  Registration for the clinic begins at 7:45 in Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  You can find more information and the registration form at www.detroittitans.com on the strength and conditioning page.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Nick Wilson by email at or call the strength and conditioning office at (313) 993-1719.  We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation.  


Highland Community College: Highland, Kansas. Assistant Football Coach in the Jayhawk Conference.  Full-time, 10 month appointment w/benefits.  To apply, request application packet from Human Resources, Highland Community College, 606 W. Main, Highland, KS 66035; 785-442-6010;   EOE.

Waldorf College: is seeking candidates for the position of football graduate assistant.  Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, superb computer skills, excellent organizational skills, an interest in a coaching career and a valid driver's license.  Waldorf College is located in Forest City, Iowa.  Responsibilities include coordinating video, equipment, study sessions, recruiting designated areas and coaching a position group.  For detailed job description see http://www.waldorf.edu/employment The candidate will receive an online graduate tuition waiver and 9 month stipend and housing. Qualifications:  Undergraduate degree and admission into the graduate program. Coaching experience with defensive line and special teams preferred. Position will begin in August 2009. Applicants should send a resume and contact information of two references to: Head Coach Greg Youngblood  

Winona State University: Offensive Graduate Assistant. Winona State University (Division 2) competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.  Bachelor's degree and playing/ coaching experience at the D2 level or above is recommended. Preference will be given to candidates that have knowledge and experience with computers and video editing systems.  The graduate assistant will be required to take graduate classes at Winona State University, coach an offensive position, recruit and any other administrative duties assigned by the Head Coach. Email resumes to Tom Sawyer- Head Football Coach  No phone calls please. 

The Extra Point presented by Wilson


Wilson...The Official Ball of the NCAA Football Championships

We thought it was worth pointing out that 10 Division-I programs list "Co-defensive coordinators".  Another 8 programs list a "Defensive Coordinator" and a "Co-defensive coordinator".  Duke actually has 2 coaches with the title of "Defensive Coordinator".   

Army: Payam Saadat & Chris Smeland
Bowling Green: Shannon Morrison & Mike Elko
Illinois: Dan Disch & Curt Mallory
Indiana: Joe Palcic & Brian George
Kansas State: Chris Cosh & Vic Koenning
Minnesota: Kevin Cosgrove & Ronnie Lee
Rice: Chuck Driesbach & Craig Naivar
Rutgers: Bob Fraser & Ed Pinkham
Stanford: Andy Buh & Ron Lynn
Washington State: Chris Ball & Jody Sears
Air Force: Tim DeRuyter (Defensive Coordinator) & Capt. Charlton Warren (Co-DC)
Clemson: Kevin Steele (Defensive Coordinator) & Charlie Harbison (Co-DC)
Georgia: Willie Martinez (Defensive Coordinator) & John Jancek (Co-DC)
Kansas: Clint Bowen (Defensive Coordinator) & Bill Miller (Co-DC)
Notre Dame: Jon Tenuta (Defensive Coordinator) & Corwin Brown (Co-DC)
Ohio State: Jim Heacock (Defensive Coordinator) & Luke Fickell (Co-DC)
South Florida: Joe Tresey (Defensive Coordinator) & David Blackwell (Co-DC)
Tulsa: Keith Patterson (Defensive Coordinator) & Ron West (Co-DC)
Duke: Marion Hobby (Defensive Coordinator) & Mike MacIntrye (Defensive Coordinator)
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Tuesday May 19, 2009 (Update 2)

Indiana State: Former Smyrna High School (TN) and Stanford University wide receiver, Luke Powell, has joined the staff at Indiana State as defensive backs coach.  Powell was once coached by Indiana State head coach Trent Miles during Powell's early years on The Farm in Palo Alto.

UFL Update (note that there are still some open spots)

Las Vegas - Head coach Jim Fassel will work with Isaac Carter (defensive backs), Donald Eck (offensive line), Sam Garnes (defensive assistant), Larry Mac Duff (DC / special teams), Charles Shelton (DFO / running backs), Eric Van Heusen (special teams / tight ends), Michael Wilson (WRs) and Kevin Wolthausen (d-line).

Orlando - Head coach Jim Haslett will have Bill Bradley (d-backs), Chuck Bresnahan (LBs), Jay Gruden (OC), Carl Hairston (d-line), Bill Laveroni (OL), Sean McVay (quality control / WRs), Ricky Porter (DFO / running backs) and Al Roberts (special teams / tight ends).

New York - Head coach Ted Cottrell's staff includes Donald Blackmon (DC), Derrick Burroughs (admin. assistant / defensive assistant), Earle Mosley (RBs), John Tice (OL) and Pete Rodriquez (special teams).

San Fran - Dennis Green will work with Martin Bayless (DBs), Trent Bray (LBs / quality control), Charles Collins (WRs / TEs), Robert Griffith (defensive assistant), Art Kehoe (OL), Mike Kruczek (OC), Mike McDaniel (RBs / Quality Control), Sid Pillai (DFO) and Brian Stewart (DC)

West Virginia - We hear Ohio University GA Brian Haines has accepted a GA position on the West Virginia staff.
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