Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 16, 2017

Temple: Former Houston Texans wide receivers coach Stan Hixon has joined the Temple staff as wide receivers coach. Hixon spent 2014-15 with the Texans after following Bill O’Brien from Penn State. He has also coached with the Bills, Redskins, LSU, Georgia Tech and more. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here. 

Davidson (NC): Per source, Texas State graduate assistant Jeff McDaniels has joined the Davidson staff as cornerbacks coach. McDaniels spent two years at Texas State and is a former Davidson player.

Central Michigan: The school’s 16-person search committee to find a new athletic director includes head coach John Bonamego and former CMU player Antonio Brown, and the school will not use a search firm.

Northern Iowa: Former UT-Martin offensive coordinator John Bond has joined UNI as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Bond spent 2014-15 at UTM and was previously the OC at UMass, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois and Army.

Michigan: New director of player personnel Sean Magee will earn $200,000 annually, senior defensive analyst Kevin Lempa will earn $150,000, and analyst Scott Turner will earn $50,000, according to MLive.com. 

Nebraska: Mike Riley says the staff will not have a special teams coordinator this season. 

Delta State (MS): Former Missouri Western head coach Jerry Partridge has been named defensive coordinator at Delta State. Partridge spent the last 20 years leading Missouri Western State, posting a 149-83 record. He was dismissed after his first losing season in 11 years.

Both coordinators: More than 20 FBS schools have new coordinators on both sides in 2017. Here is the list.

Ferris State (MI): Davenport (MI) offensive coordinator Steve Casula has joined the Ferris State staff as offensive coordinator. Casula spent the last three years at Davenport and previously coached at Colgate and Western Michigan.

Nebraska: Eastern Kentucky director of football operations Kevin Cristello has joined the Nebraska staff as assistant DFO. Cristello spent the last six years at EKU.

Stetson (FL): Missouri graduate assistant Cliff Odom has joined the Stetson staff as defensive backs coach. Odom spent one year at Missouri.

Friends University (KS): Head coach Monty Lewis has been dismissed. He went 93-52 in 14 years leading the NAIA program. Defensive coordinator Dion Meneley will serve as interim head coach.

Pitt: Former FAU director of player personnel Graham Wilbert has joined the Pitt staff as director of player personnel. Wilbert spent the previous four years on the FAU staff after his playing career there, working with new Pitt defensive line coach Charlie Partridge. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday March 15, 2017

Washington Redskins: Offensive line coach Bill Callahan has added the title of assistant head coach. Callahan is entering his third year on staff. In addition, quality control assistant Chad Grimm has been promoted to outside linebackers coach, and special projects assistant Bret Munsey has been promoted to special teams assistant.  

Penn State: Lock Haven defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Kevin Smith has joined the Penn State staff as a graduate assistant. Smith spent two years at Lock Haven. 

Pitt: Delaware defensive quality control assistant Joshua Lott has joined the Pitt staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Lott spent two years at Delaware and played at Duquesne in Pittsburgh. 

USC: Former Western Kentucky wide receivers coach Bryan Ellis has joined USC as an offensive administrative assistant. Ellis spent three years at WKU (two as a full-time assistant), where he worked with current USC assistants Tyson Helton and Neil Callaway.

Support staff: More than 25 active or recent full-time coaches accepted off-field jobs in FBS this offseason. Here is the full list.

Tennessee: Liberty assistant director of player personnel Brett Thiesen has joined the Tennessee staff as assistant director of recruiting. Thiesen spent one year at Liberty and previously interned at Miami and Mississippi State. 

Washington Redskins: Former Jaguars offensive coaching associate Chris O’Hara has joined the Redskins as an offensive quality control assistant. O’Hara spent the last three years with the Jaguars. 

Limestone College: South Carolina assistant director of recruiting / offense Brian Turk has joined the Limestone staff as running backs coach. Turk spent five years on the South Carolina staff.

Fordham: Per sources, Holy Cross running backs coach Jon Guynes has joined the Fordham staff as a defensive assistant working with the defensive line. Guynes spent two years at Holy Cross and has previously worked at Colby College, UConn, Assumption College and more.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday March 14, 2017

Holy Cross (MA): New Haven defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brian Vaganek has joined the Holy Cross staff as linebackers coach. Vaganek spent three years at New Haven and previously worked at Rhode Island. 

Northern Illinois: Eau Claire Memorial High School (WI) head coach Steve Crutchley has joined the NIU staff as wide receivers coach. Crutchley coached running backs at Western Illinois from 2013-15 and spent the previous five years at Southern Illinois. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

New Mexico State: Per source, defensive tackles coach Kerry Locklin has left the staff for a job in the CFL. Locklin spent three years on staff and previously coached in the CFL in 1994, though it was with the Shreveport Pirates in Louisiana. 

Winona State (MN): Former Nebraska-Kearney co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Holtzclaw has joined the Winona State staff. Holtzclaw spent the last two years at UNK.

Southern Miss: New assistant Scotty Walden will coach inside receivers and tight ends, and previous tight ends coach Desmond Lindsey will coach outside receivers, according to the Hattiesburg American, which adds that there won’t be a single special teams coordinator.

Same conference: More than 20 FBS coaches moved to jobs within the same conference this offseason. Here is the full list.

Albany State: Head coach Dan Land has resigned. Land went 11-8 in two years as interim head coach and head coach, and he had been on staff since 2002.

Idaho: Defensive graduate assistant Brian Reader is the new director of football operations. Reader joined the staff last year as a GA and is a former Idaho quarterback.

Eastern Illinois: Howard Payne (TX) defensive coordinator Cary Fowler has joined the EIU staff as defensive coordinator. Fowler spent one year at Howard Payne and the previous eight at Tarleton State (TX).

Alderson Broaddus (WV): Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Salvatore Dewalt has been promoted to head coach at Alderson Broaddus. Dewalt has spent the last three years at the Division II school. The program is coming off a school-record 9-win season. Dewalt previously coached at Randolph-Mason College and Lehigh.

Baylor: Associate director for football operations DeMarkco Butler has been dismissed, according to KWTX. He joined the staff last month and was previously the DFO at Western Illinois.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 13, 2017

Boston College: Ricky Brown’s title at BC is outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Brown was promoted to the job after one year as a quality control assistant.

Eastern Washington: North Dakota running backs coach Kevin Maurice has joined the EWU staff as running backs coach. Maurice spent the last three years at North Dakota and previously worked at Purdue as a graduate assistant and director of player personnel.

Indiana State: Per source, CSU-Pueblo running backs coach Sam Sewell will join the Indiana State staff in the same role. Sewell spent two years at CSU-Pueblo, where he worked with new ISU offensive coordinator Jeff Hecklinski in 2015.

Emory and Henry (VA): Per source, wide receivers coach Billy Ray Stutzmann has added the title of passing game coordinator, and running backs coach Quintin Hunter has added the title of run game coordinator. Stutzmann is entering his third year on staff, and Hunter is entering his fourth.

Northwestern: Per source, Dayton wide receivers coach Erik Frazier will join the Northwestern staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Frazier spent one year at Dayton and previously coached at Delaware Valley.

Central Michigan: Per source, Central Michigan has made several additions to the staff. Former Northern Michigan head coach Chris Ostrowsky has joined CMU as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Indiana State running backs coach Jayden Everett has joined CMU as running backs coach. Ostrowsky led the NMU program for the last five years, while Everett has spent the last four years at Indiana State. In addition, former NFL kicker Shayne Graham has joined CMU as a special teams quality control coach, former NFL safety DeJon Gomes has joined CMU as a defensive backs graduate assistant, and former CMU defensive end Blake Serpa has joined as a defensive line graduate assistant. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Idaho: Per source, director of football operations Bobby Daly has been promoted to linebackers coach. Daly has been on staff since 2013. 

Two jobs: Nearly 20 FBS coaches accepted at least two different jobs this offseason. See the list here.

McNeese State: Per source, former McNeese State defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo has joined the staff at Northview High School (GA). Restivo spent one year at McNeese and previously worked at South Carolina State.

Southern Oregon: Ashland High School (OR) head coach Charlie Hall has been named head coach at NAIA Southern Oregon. Hall had been at Ashland since 2005.

East Texas Baptist: Hardin-Simmons (TX) defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Kyle Coats has joined the ETBU staff as defensive coordinator. Coats spent the last four years at Hardin-Simmons.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday March 12, 2017

New Mexico State: Per source, NMSU graduate assistant Spiffy Evans has accepted an assistant job at Chaminade Madonna High School (FL). Evans spent one year at NMSU. The offensive GA spot at NMSU is open.

Ohio State: Per source, former Wake Forest tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Adam Scheier has joined the Ohio State staff as a special teams quality control assistant. Scheier spent the last three years at Ohio State and previously worked at Bowling Green for five years.

TCU: Oklahoma State compliance coordinator Rachel Phillps has rejoined TCU as director of football recruiting operations. Phillips spent one season at OK State and was previously in various compliance roles at TCU from 2013-16.

UAB: Defensive backs coach Xavier Robinson has moved back to the role of assistant strength coach, and assistant strength coach Kyle Tatum has been promoted to defensive line coach. Tatum played for Bill Clark at Prattville high school and then played at Alabama. Defensive coordinator David Reeves will take over defensive backs duties.

Miami (FL): Southridge High School (FL) offensive coordinator David Cooney has joined Mark Richt’s staff as a quality control analyst. Cooney spent the past few years at Southridge and previously worked at Coral Gables High School (FL).

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.