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.
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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.
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.