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 Syracuse.com. 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.