Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 09, 2015

Big 12: Here’s a breakdown of the Big 12 tight end coaches. 

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M: Per source, Alcorn State tight ends coach Lane Powell has joined the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M staff as defensive ends coach. Powell spent the past two years at Alcorn State.

Ohio State: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner will call plays from the sideline this fall. Warinner was promoted to the job this offseason.

Southwest Baptist (MO): Wide receivers / assistant head coach Robert Clardy has been named interim head coach. Clardy has spent the past eight years at SEMO. He replaces Craig Schuler, who resigned on Wednesday. 

Thursday: College football’s Thursday night schedule is loaded this season.

Appalachian State: Former South Florida tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Stu Holt has officially joined the Appalachian State staff as running backs coach. He spent the past two seasons at USF before leaving the staff last week. Holt grew up 54 miles from the App State campus. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Morehead State: Former Glenville State running backs coach Milo Austin has joined the Morehead State staff as slot receivers/ tight ends coach. Austin coached at Glenville from 2012-13 and has also coached at Cincinnati, Hampton, Montana State and more. He completed a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship coaching position with the St. Louis Rams in the summer of 2013. Austin most recently has served as the owner and founder of the Full Focus Foundation, a youth life skills development program.

Marymount (VA): Interim athletic director Jamie Reynolds has been named to the permanent role. Reynolds has served in the interim role since January. She previously served as associate athletic director for advancement / senior woman administrator.

Bluefield State (WV): Athletic director Terry Brown has announced his retirement. Brown has served as athletic director for the past 27 years.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 08, 2015

NFL: New York Jets senior director of football administration Rod Graves has joined the NFL as senior vice president of football administration and club services. In this role, Graves will “oversee all club- and game-related initiatives related to the Competition Committee, general managers and head coaches.” Graves previously served as the general manager of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-12.

Kent State: Old Dominion director of major gifts Casey Cegles has been named deputy athletic director at Kent State. He will begin duties on July 20. Cegles spent three years at Old Dominion after three years at VCU in corporate sales and ticket operations.

Fumble Pro: The top rushing teams in the NFL and NCAA use the Fumble Pro to reduce turnovers. Shouldn't you? Watch Arkansas using the Fumble Pro in spring practice RIGHT HERE. Jemal Singleton’s running backs annually have among the fewest fumbles, and he’s brought the same strategy to Arkansas this offseason with the Fumble Pro. Teach all your players correct way to carry the football with the Fumble Pro. Check out the Fumble Pro at, or call at 321-406-0556.

Dayton: Athletic director Tim Wabler will retire at the beginning of September. The 63-year-old Wabler is a former UD baseball player and joined the athletic department in 1993. He was promoted to athletic director in 2008.

Houston: Samford senior associate athletic director / chief operating officer Marvin Julich Jr. has been named senior associate athletic director for external relations at Houston. Julich spent the past six years at Samford and previously spent two years as the vice president of national sales at Huddle.

Maryville College (TN): Ensworth School (TN) defensive backs coach and former Tennessee football player C.J. Fayton has been named associate athletic director at Maryville. Fayton has previously served as an athletic compliance intern at Vanderbilt, wide receivers coach at Norfolk State and as a recruiting assistant at Tennessee.

Southwest Baptist (MO): Head coach Craig Schuler has resigned due to personal and family reasons. Schuler led Southwest Baptist for two years, posting a 5-17 record. There is no word yet about a replacement or interim head coach.

Wednesday: There are five Wednesday night games this fall. Here’s the Wednesday night football schedule.

San Diego State: The school has announced six executive staff promotions: Jenny Bramer (executive associate athletic director), Steve Schnall (senior associate AD / external relations), Chuck Lang (senior associate AD / business administration), Mike May (senior associate AD / communications and media relations), Many McKinley-Huiras (senior associate AD / development) and Gina Balistrieri (associate AD / ticket operations).

Tennessee: John Carroll University offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tommy Zagorski has joined the Tennessee staff as an offensive quality control coach. Zagorski had been at John Carroll since 2008, when he joined as a graduate assistant. He became offensive coordinator in 2013. In addition, Michigan graduate assistant Kevin Koger has joined the Tennessee staff as an offensive quality control coach. Koger spent the past two seasons at Michigan, working with tight ends. He played at Michigan from 2008-11.

Louisiana Tech: Campbell University offensive quality control coach Ryan Davis has joined the LA Tech staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Davis graduated from Campbell in 2013.

Tight ends: Here’s a look at the nation’s highest-paid tight ends coaches.

Nebraska: Tucker Zeleny has joined the Nebraska staff as director of sports analytics and data analysis. Zeleny earned his doctorate in statistics at Nebraska in May after two previous degrees at UNL. He will head a new department working with all 24 Nebraska sports teams. Here is our story on what this could mean.

Western Carolina: Clemson offensive analyst Tyler Carlton has joined the Western Carolina staff as wide receivers coach. Carlton spent the past four years at Clemson, also serving as a video graduate assistant. He has also served as a student assistant and offensive quality control assistant at Tulsa from 2008-10.

Eastern Kentucky: Quinshon Odom has joined the Eastern Kentucky staff, according to his Twitter account. Odom is a former quarterback at Shaw University and most recently as served in event operations for the AAU and worked as a student-athlete academic mentor.

ACC: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of the ACC tight ends coaches.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 07, 2015

Michigan: Former Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis has joined Michigan as a senior advisor to interim athletic director Jim Hackett. De Carolis spent the 13 years at Oregon State. He previously worked at Michigan from 1979-98 in administrative and softball roles.

Clark Atlanta: Alabama State defensive coordinator Kevin Ramsey has been named interim head coach at Clark Atlanta. Ramsey previously coached at Texas Southern from 2009-12, serving as interim head coach in 2011. He has also coached at Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan State, West Virginia and more.

Michigan: Athletic director Jim Hackett says associate athletic director for football Jim Minick offered to resign following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, but Hackett refused, saying he has faith in Minick as a person and believes it was a one-time mistake. Minick was reinstated last month after being suspended in May.

Georgia: Director of player development John Eason will retire following the 2015 season. Eason has spent 23 years with Mark Richt, including the past 15 at Georgia. Eason followed Richt from Florida State to Georgia as wide receivers / assistant head coach in 2001. He moved to director of football operations in 2009 and to director of player development in 2010.

New Mexico: Bob Davie explains how being out of coaching for 11 years and working at ESPN made him a better coach.

Holy Cross (MA): Former Colby College running backs coach Jon Guynes has joined the Holy Cross staff as running backs coach. Guynes spent one year at Colby and served as a graduate assistant at UConn from 2012-13, working with the defensive line. He previously coached at Holy Cross in 2008 as outside linebackers coach and has also coached at Assumption College, Iona and Muhlenberg. 

Tuesday: Here’s a look at college football’s Tuesday night schedule this season.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 06, 2015

SEC: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of the SEC tight ends coaches.

Memphis: Southeast Missouri State athletic director Mark Alnutt has been named deputy athletic director at Memphis. Alnutt had been at SEMO since 2012 after serving in various roles at Missouri since 1998.

UCF: George O’Leary tells the Orlando Sentinel that offensive coordinator / running backs coach Brent Key is a “very, very, very” strong candidate to replace him as UCF’s next head coach. O’Leary is 68 years old and recently added interim athletic director duties. Key has been at UCF since 2005, working up from graduate assistant. It was reported in August 2014 that O’Leary was considering stepping down and handing the program to Key, but it didn’t happen, and O’Leary denied the report. 

New Mexico State: Deputy athletic director David McCollum has left his post and been replaced by Southern Illinois deputy athletic director Chet Savage. McCollum had been at NMSU since August 2013, and Savage has been at SIU since 2010.

Southwestern College (KS): Associate athletic director Mike Kirkland and sports information director Scott Nuss have been promoted to interim athletic directors. Their appointments began July 1, and they will serve until a full-time athletic director is hired in the fall. Kirkland served as Southwest’s athletic director from 2003-09 and will oversee men’s sports. Nuss will oversee women’s sports. 

Rushing: Here’s a look at the top rushing offenses and defenses over the past four years.

St. John’s (NY): General counsel Joseph Oliva has been named interim athletic director. Oliva has served in his current role since 2005 after five years as associate general counsel. Oliva is the school’s chief legal officer in his role as general counsel.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 03, 2015

Tenure: 31 FBS assistants have been at their school since 2005. Here’s a look at the longest tenured assistants in FBS college football.

North Carolina Central: Former Savannah State offensive line coach Carl Funderburk has joined the North Carolina Central staff as tight ends coach. Funderburk most recently coached in 2011 for the Fayetteville Force of the Southern Indoor Football League and has also coached at Winston-Salem State, Methodist (N.C.), Bacone (OK) and more.

Fumble Pro: The top rushing teams in the NFL and NCAA use the Fumble Pro to reduce turnovers. Shouldn't you? Watch Arkansas using the Fumble Pro in spring practice RIGHT HERE. Jemal Singleton’s running backs annually have among the fewest fumbles, and he’s brought the same strategy to Arkansas this offseason with the Fumble Pro. Teach all your players correct way to carry the football with the Fumble Pro. Check out the Fumble Pro at, or call at 321-406-0556

Gardner-Webb: Eastern Kentucky assistant strength and conditioning coach Chris McCormick has joined Gardner-Webb as director of athletic performance. McCormick spent two years at EKU and previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach at West Alabama. He replaces Ben Sowders, who accepted a football strength position at Georgia Tech earlier this summer.

Central Connecticut State: Albany quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator Ryan McCarthy has been named offensive coordinator at Central Connecticut State. McCarthy spent the past 13 years at Albany, serving as offensive coordinator from 2008-13.

Nebraska-Kearney: Director of corporate partnerships Hilke Brandon has been promoted to assistant athletic director for external relations. Brandon joined UNK in February 2014.

Pac-12: Finishing up Running Backs Week, here’s a breakdown of the Pac-12 running backs coaches.