Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 19, 2015

West Virginia: Defensive graduate assistant Mark Scott will be promoted to special teams coordinator, Dana Holgorsen announced. This fills the last opening on the staff. Safeties coach and former special teams coordinator Joe DeForest will assist Scott, who joins a group of graduate assistants promoted to full-time jobs this offseason. Before joining WVU in 2012, Scott served on the Trine University staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

New Orleans Saints: Jeff Ireland’s title with the Saints is assistant general manager, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Ireland spent last season as a draft consultant with the Seattle Seahawks after six years as the Miami Dolphins general manager.

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Colorado State: McPherson College (KS) wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Anthoney Hill has joined the Colorado State staff as director of player development and community / alumni relations. Hill was a CSU quarterback from 1992-94 and served as an assistant coach from 2008-11.

High school: SMU defensive coordinator Van Malone shared his advice for high school coaches who want to jump to college.

New coordinators: Nearly 20 schools replaced both offensive and defensive coordinators for 2015.

Shorter University (GA): Athletic director Bill Peterson will retire at the end of the spring semester, the school announced. In Peterson’s eight years, Shorter moved from NAIA to Division II, and there were only two head coaching changes across all sports.

Eastern Kentucky: Walt Wells’ title at EKU is offensive tackles / tight ends / assistant head coach, and Georgetown College defensive backs coach Brian Landis has joined EKU as safeties coach. In addition, tight ends coach Ben Hodges has moed to outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Wells spent last season as New Mexico State’s offensive line coach, and Landis spent the past 13 seasons at Georgetown College.

Maryville College (TN): Quincy University (IL) wide receivers coach Ryan Hansen has been named co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach / director of player development at Maryville, and Methodist University (NC) safeties coach / special teams coordinator Zach Hufford has been named co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Hansen previously served as Maryville’s offensive coordinator from 2006-09.

Bacone College (OK): Interim head coach Lawrence Livingston has been named full-time head coach. Livingston joined the program last year as offensive line coach. Other stops in his career include Albany State, UTEP, Texas A&M and Washington State. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday March 18, 2015

Hutchinson CC (KS): Per source, Tyler JC (TX) offensive coordinator / associate head coach Ryan Mahon has joined the Hutchinson staff as offensive coordinator / assistant head coach offense / quarterbacks coach. Mahon was at Tyler JC for 10 seasons.

Davidson (NC): Washington State director of player relations Jarrail Jackson will join the Davidson staff as quarterbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Jackson spent three seasons at WSU after six years working with the wide receivers at Dartmouth. 

Syracuse: Senior associate director of athletics for facilities / managing director of the Carrier Dome Peter Sala has been named interim athletic director.

Bowling Green: Here’s a look at the 2015 Bowling Green staff, which is much different from a year ago.

Western Illinois: Hutchinson CC (KS) offensive coordinator Phil Ockinga has joined the Western Illinois staff as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator. In addition, former wide receivers coach Mark Watson has moved to cornerbacks coach. Ockinga spent two seasons at Hutchinson after four years at FIU.

Bowling Green: Quarterbacks coach Sean Lewis and offensive line / running backs coach Mike Lynch have been promoted to co-offensive coordinators. In addition, director of player personnel Andrew Sowder was officially promoted to outside receivers coach, and director of football operations Roy Wittke has moved to recruiting coordinator. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Michigan: Stanford senior assistant athletic director for communications and public relations Kurt Svoboda will join Michigan as associate athletic director for external communications / public relations. 

Virginia Tech: Defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Bud Foster tells The Roanoke Times that he had daily discussions with Kevin Sumlin about joining the Texas A&M staff last December, and it was the closest he’s been to leaving Virginia Tech. Foster signed a new five-year deal in December.

South Carolina: Former South Carolina and NFL offensive lineman Travelle Wharton has joined the South Carolina staff as an offensive line quality control coach. Wharton graduated from South Carolina in 2003 and retired from the NFL last July.

NCAA: Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick tells CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd he believes college athletics will eventually split into two associations

UMass: The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports UMass is expected to bring four athletic director candidates to campus, including Georgia Tech senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford, Buffalo associate athletic director Allan Greene, former Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore and a fourth unknown candidate.

Notre Dame: Former Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn has joined the Notre Dame staff as an offensive analyst. Quinn previously coached with Kelly from 1989-2009 at Grand Valley State, Central Michigan and Cincinnati. 

Columbia: Al Bagnoli has announced his full staff: Christopher Newport quarterbacks coach Michael Faragalli (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / assistant head coach of offense), Maine defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro (defensive coordinator), Penn offensive coordinator Jonathan McLaughlin (offensive line coach / run game coordinator), Penn wide receivers coach Mark Fabish (wide receivers / associate head coach), Kansas City Chiefs senior assistant to head coach Joseph D’Orazio (tight ends), Carnegie Mellon wide receivers coach Todd Gilcrist (running backs), Fordham defensive line coach Darin Edwards (defensive line), Valpo linebackers coach Justin Stovall (linebackers coach / special teams coordinator) and Harvard defensive backs coach Jon Poppe (defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator).

Syracuse: Athletic director Daryl Gross is out, but will remain in a position with the university, according to Gross served as athletic director for more than 10 years, but it comes on the heels of NCAA penalties due to violations dating back nearly 10 years. The school announced that Gross’ new title will be vice president and special assistant to the chancellor and adjunct professor in the College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

UTEP: Graduate assistant Weston Glaser has been promoted to nickels / safeties coach. Glaser spent the last year as a pit crew coach in NASCAR. Previously, Glaser worked on the Sam Houston State staff for three years, working with defensive backs and serving as video coordinator. Glaser joins the list of GA’s promoted to full-time jobs this offseason. 

Penn State: James Franklin told reporters that defensive line coach Sean Spencer “got an offer with a dramatic raise at a school that people would consider an historic school, and turned it down without even telling me, without even telling the administration.  I found out from the other coaches. I think that's a great example of the commitment our guys have to this program.” Spencer followed Franklin from Vanderbilt to Penn State and has also coached at Bowling Green, UMass and other schools.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday March 17, 2015

Same conference: More than 20 FBS coaches changed schools within the same conference this offseason.

Northern Illinois: Southwest Minnesota State wide receivers coach Colin Duling has joined the NIU staff, according to his Twitter account. Duling spent two seasons at SMSU after one spring at Redlands HS (CA).

UT-Martin: Ole Miss graduate assistant DeMarcus Covington has joined the UT-Martin staff as defensive line coach, according to his Twitter account. Covington spent two seasons working with the Ole Miss defensive line after serving as a UAB graduate assistant in 2012.

Alabama: Former Kansas offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau and former Kansas team manager Charlie Weis Jr. have joined the Alabama staff in support roles, according to The Tuscaloosa News. Kiesau will serve as an offensive analyst, and Weis Jr.’s role is not yet known. Other stops in Kiesau’s career include Washington, Cal, and Colorado.

Mississippi State: CoachingSearch spoke with Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz about his past year and path back to MSU.

South Carolina: According to The State, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is back in school and will help coach the Gamecock running backs a few times. As far as a coaching future, Lattimore says he would like to be in high school coaching.

Texas A&M-Commerce: Linebackers coach Wendel Davis has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Davis has spent the past two seasons at A&M-Commerce after two years at West Texas A&M.

Youngstown State: Former FAU head coach Carl Pelini has officially joined the Youngstown State staff as defensive line coach, according to WFMJ’s Dana Balash.

Bowdoin College (ME): Per source, Endicott College (MA) defensive coordinator Shem Johnston-Bloom will join the Bowdoin staff as defensive coordinator. Johnston-Bloom spent one season at Endicott, previously serving two years as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator at Middlebury (VT) and four years as an assistant at Wesleyan (CT).

Utah State: Louisville football recruiting assistant Reed Hornung has joined the USU staff as director of player personnel. Hornung has previously served as a football operations intern for the Kansas City Chiefs and graduate assistant at BYU, where he played football. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 16, 2015

Michigan: Former Montreal Alouettes wide receivers coach Erik Campbell has joined the Michigan staff. Campbell is a former U-M player and previously coached at the school from 1995-2007 as wide receivers coach.

Penn State: PSU has restructured its athletic department in order to increase communication, including creating four administrative divisions. has the details.

Miami (FL): The Hurricanes have made a number of staff changes official. Tight ends coach Larry Scott has added run game coordinator duties, and graduate assistant Kareem Brown will coach the outside linebackers. Staff additions include assistant director of football operations / high school relations and community affairs Josh Darrow, assistant director of player personnel / defensive personnel Evan Cooper and offensive graduate assistant / slot receivers Jake Flaherty. Assistant director of player personnel Eric Josephs has moved to director of player personnel, and assistant director of player personnel Jorge Baez has moved to coordinator of on-campus recruiting / offensive personnel. In addition, Al Golden will continue to lead the special teams.

Penn State: Stony Brook assistant defensive line coach Andrew Jackson has joined the Penn State staff as a graduate assistant. Jackson spent two seasons at Stony Brook after serving as a graduate assistant at LIU-Post.

Illinois: With a full-time assistant job still open, the school has received a waiver for director of player development Ryan Cubit to serve as a “temporary” assistant, according to ESPN Radio’s Jeremy Werner, who adds he expects Cubit to permanently fill that open spot. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Lakeland College (WI): Wisconsin Lutheran wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Eric Treske has joined the Lakeland staff as passing game coordinator / strength and conditioning coach, according to his Twitter account.

Old Dominion: Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) cornerbacks coach Sam Perryman has joined the ODU staff as cornerbacks coach. Perryman spent the past two years at the Division II school, and other stops in his career include Lock Haven University, Beloit, Bucknell and Penn State. 

Toronto Argonauts: Head coach Scott Milanovich has announced his 2015 staff. New hires include special teams coordinator Scott Downing, wide receivers coach Jaime Elizondo, offensive line / assistant head coach Jonathan Himebauch, inside linebackers coach Peter Kuharchek, assistant offensive line coach / assistant special teams coach Mike Preston and outside linebackers coach D.J. Wingate. See the full staff here.

High school: More than 10 high school coaches were hired to on-field FBS coaching jobs this offseason.

Colorado State: Texas Tech deputy athletic director Joe Parker is expected to be named athletic director at Colorado State, according to The Coloradoan. Parker has spent the last four years at Texas Tech. 

Minnesota Vikings: UTEP assistant defensive line coach / assistant special teams coordinator Robert Rodriguez will join the Vikings staff as assistant defensive line coach. Rodriguez is a former UTEP player and had been on the staff in some form since 2008. The move means UTEP is no longer among schools returning their entire staff

UCLA: Offensive line / associate head coach / run game coordinator Adrian Klemm has been suspended with pay due to potential NCAA violations, the school announced.

LSU: Wide receivers coach Tony Ball will earn $310,000 annually in what is expected to be a two-year deal, according to The Advocate. It’s a $50,000 raise from what he earned at Georgia in the same role, but $65,000 less than what former LSU wide receivers coach Adam Henry was set to earn. The paper has LSU’s staff contracts here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday March 15, 2015

South Alabama: Colquitt County HS (GA) defensive coordinator Tracy Buckhannon has joined the South Alabama staff as inside linebackers coach. Buckhannon has been at Colquitt County for three seasons and previously coached at Elmore County (AL) HS for seven years. In addition, inside linebackers coach Mike Adams will move to defensive ends / outside linebackers. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Two moves: A look at the coaches who made two moves this offseason.

Missouri Southern State: Per source, names in the mix for the MSSU head coaching job include former Tulsa offensive line coach Denver Johnson, Hutchinson CC (KS) head coach Rion Rhodes and Urbana University (OH) head coach David Taynor.