Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 04, 2015
Middle Tennessee State: Head coach Rick Stockstill has signed a new contract that delays a $100,000 raise until 2019, according to the Daily News Journal. The paper reports Stockstill was due the raise in 2015, but the coach requested it be delayed due to cost of attendance scholarships and other financial situations at MTSU. The new contract includes an extension to Dec. 31, 2023.
Bethune-Cookman: Per source, Southern University head strength and conditioning coach Corliss Fingers has taken a position on the strength staff at Bethune-Cookman. Fingers spent two seasons at Southern and was the first female to hold such a position in SWAC history.
Syracuse: Former Syracuse and NFL defensive back Steve Gregory has joined the Syracuse staff as special teams quality control coach. Gregory most recently played for the New England Patriots in 2013. In addition, former Elmhurst College quarterback Joe Furco (offense) and former Bowling Green wide receiver Bart Tanski (defense) have also joined the quality control staff. Central Michigan graduate assistant Jesse Johnson has also joined as a defensive quality control coach, as CoachingSearch reported in March.
Cleveland Browns: Former Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson has joined the Browns as an area scout, according to InsideTheLeague.com. Dawson spent eight years with the Titans.
St. Louis Rams: Scouting assistant Brian Hill will be promoted to West Coast scout, according to InsideTheLeague.com
Arizona: The school’s regents have approved a $175,000 raise for Rich Rodriguez, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The raise, along with a $100,000 annual raise, increases his salary to between $3.5 million and $3.6 million. Rodriguez is 26-14 in three years at Arizona.
Mountain West: The Mountain West will distribute a record $47 million to its member schools, according to the Idaho Statesman. Boise State will receive the highest share at $5.3 million, plus $4 million for their Fiesta Bowl appearance. Fresno State, Nevada and Utah State are also expected to receive more than $4 million.
South Dakota: Per source, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Detroit Lions, and wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Matthew Middleton has accepted Walsh Fellowship position with the Chicago Bears. Williams is heading into his fourth season on the USD staff and interned with the Bears each of the last two summers. Middleton is heading into his third season on the USD staff.
Big 12: CoachingSearch takes a look at the Big 12’s offensive line coaches.
Idaho: Mike Breske’s title at Idaho is defensive coordinator / safeties coach. His hire was finally made official after first being reported in January. Breske served as Washington State’s defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach from 2012-14.
Mississippi Gulf Coast: Running backs coach Earvin Moore has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Cleveland Browns. Moore joined the Gulf Coast staff last summer and previously coached on the staff in 2011.
American Athletic Conference: Commissioner Mike Aresco made $1.6 million in 2013, according to USA Today. That is more than triple what former Big East commissioner John Marinatto earned in 2011.