Every Mountain West coaching staff change this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 27, 2017


With fall camp and the season just a few months away, here’s a recap of the more than 50 coaching changes in the Mountain West this offseason.

AIR FORCE - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
Clay Hendrix (Furman HC)
Jake Moreland (Western Michigan co-OC)

IN:
TE coach Bart Miller (former Minnesota OL coach)
WR coach Taylor Stubblefield (Toronto Argonauts WR coach)
Spurs coach Nick Toth (former Fresno State ILB coach)

BOISE STATE - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
WR coach Junior Adams (Western Kentucky OC)
OL coach Scott Huff (Washington OL coach)

IN:
WR coach Eric Kiesau (former Fresno State OC)
OL coach Brad Bedell (Lamar OL coach)

COLORADO STATE - NO CHANGES

FRESNO STATE - 10 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Tim DeRuyter
OC Eric Kiesau
DC Lorenzo Ward
RB coach Dave Ungerer
WR coach Burl Toler III
TE coach Joe Bernardi
OL coach Mark Weber
DL coach Pete Germano
OLB coach Jordan Peterson
ILB coach Nick Toth

IN:
HC Jeff Tedford (Washington consultant)
OC Kalen Deboer (Eastern Michigan OC)
DC Orlondo Steinauer (Hamilton Ti-Cats DC)
RB coach Jamie Christian (UNLV RB coach)
WR coach Kirby Moore (Washington GA)
TE coach Scott Thompson (USC offensive assistant)
OL coach Ryan Grubb (Eastern Michigan OL coach)
DL coach Jamar Cain (SJSU DL coach)
LB coach Bert Watts (former UC Davis DC)
DB coach J.D. Williams (UNLV CB coach)

HAWAII - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
DC Kevin Lempa (Michigan analyst)

IN:
S coach Jacob Yoro (Cal Poly DC)

NEVADA - 10 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Brian Polian
OC Tim Cramsey
DC Scott Boone
RB coach Marc Nudelberg
WR coach Lester Erb
TE coach Cheston Blackshear
OL coach Jonathan Himebauch
DL coach Bill Teerlinck
CB coach Ricky Thomas
S coach Mike Bradeson

IN:
HC Jay Norvell (Arizona State WR coach)
OC Matt Mumme (LaGrange HC)
DC Jeff Casteel (former Arizona DC)
RB coach David White (Army AA bowl player development)
IWR coach Timmy Chang (Emory & Henry OC)
OWR coach Eric Scott (Los Angeles High School HC)
OL coach Mason Miller (Tarleton State OC)
DL coach Jason Kaufisu (Weber State DC)
CB coach Chip Viney (Oklahoma quality control)
S coach Mark Kirk (Long Beach CC DC)

NEW MEXICO - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
S coach Charles McMillian (St. Francis Episcopal HS HC)

IN:
S coach Jordan Peterson (Texas State OLB coach)

SAN DIEGO STATE - NO CHANGES

SAN JOSE STATE - 9 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Ron Caragher
OC Al Borges
DC Ron English
RB coach Phil Earley
WR coach Andrew Rolin
TE coach Dan Ferrigno
OL coach Adam Stenavich
DL coach Barry Sacks
LB coach Arnold Ale

IN:
HC Brent Brennan (Oregon State WR coach)
OC Andrew Sowder (Texas quality control)
DC Derrick Odum (Oregon State DB coach)
QB coach Ryan Gunderson (Nebraska director of player personnel)
RB coach Alonzo Carter (Contra Costa College HC)
WR coach Kevin Cummings (Oregon State quality control)
OL coach Joe Bernardi (Fresno State TE coach)
DL coach Joe Seumalo (Arizona State DL coach)
LB coach Bojay Filimoeatu (Oregon State quality control)

UNLV - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
RB coach Jamie Christian (Fresno State RB coach)
RB coach DeAndre Smith (North Carolina RB coach)
DB coach J.D. Williams (Fresno State DB coach)

IN:
RB coach Travis Burkett (Cornell DB coach)
CB coach David Lockwood (former Arizona CB coach)

UTAH STATE - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
RB coach Mike Canales (Tennessee QB coach)
LB coach David Kotulski (not retained)

IN:
OC David Yost (former Oregon QB coach)
RB coach Mark Tommerdahl (former Cal ST coordinator)

WYOMING - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
DC Steve Stannard (not retained)
S coach Curt Mallory (Indiana State HC)

IN:
DC Scottie Hazelton (former Jaguars assistant LB coach)
S coach Jake Dickert (South Dakota State S coach)

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Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.