List: Support staffers hired to full-time FBS coaching jobs this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 19, 2016

With the rapid expansion of support staffs, there are more opportunities in the coaching profession, in quality control, personnel, recruiting and development roles.

This offseason, 44 support coaches and staffers were hired to full-time jobs in FBS. Last year, there were 27. Some of these coaches had previous full-time experience, and there are also many support coaches who landed jobs at lower levels. Earlier, we looked at graduate assistants who landed jobs.

Here are the support coaches who were promoted from within:

Jahmile Addae - Arizona football analyst to safeties coach

Vincent Amey - Arizona football analyst to DL coach

Mike Bloesch - Tulsa offensive QC to OL coach

Cort Dennison - Louisville director of on-campus recruiting to assistant DB coach

Zarnell Fitch - TCU director of high school relations to DL coach

Darian Hagan - Colorado director of player development to RB coach

Emmett Jones - Texas Tech director of player development to outside WR coach

Marcus Johnson - Duke offensive QC to OL coach

Dan O’Brien - Minnesota senior associate AD to assistant DB coach / co-special teams coordinator

Chris Partridge - Michigan director of player personnel to LB coach / special teams coach

Randy Pippin - UAB director of player personnel to RB coach

Kenechi Udeze - USC assistant strength coach to DL coach

Mike Viti - Army director of high school and alumni relations to FB coach

Fred Whittingham Jr. - Utah director of player personnel to TE coach

Travis Williams: Auburn defensive analyst to LB coach

- Here are the support coaches hired to jobs elsewhere in FBS:

Aazaar Abdul-Rahim - Alabama assistant director of player personnel to Maryland DB coach

CJ Ah You - Oklahoma defensive assistant to Vanderbilt DL coach

Ephraim Banda - Mississippi State defensive assistant to Miami (FL) safeties coach

Matt Barnes - Michigan defensive analyst to Maryland LB coach

Bobby Bentley - Auburn offensive analyst to South Carolina RB coach

Marquel Blackwell - Florida offensive QC to Toledo RB coach

Matt Brock - Texas Tech defensive QC to Bowling Green assistant DL coach / special teams coordinator

Bill Busch - Ohio State defensive QC to Rutgers DB coach

Ulrick Edmonds - NC State QC director to Charlotte outside LB coach

Joel Filani - Washington State offensive QC to North Texas WR coach

Joe Jon Finley - Baylor offensive QC to Missouri TE coach

DeShaun Foster - UCLA director of player development to Texas Tech RB coach

Eric Henderson - Oklahoma State defensive QC to UTSA DL coach

Chevis Jackson - LSU football analyst to Ball State DB coach 

Jeff Kastl - LSU offensive analyst to UTSA WR coach

Eric Kiesau - Alabama offensive analyst to Fresno State offensive coordinator

Kevin Kilmer - Texas Tech offensive QC to Bowling Green co-offensive coordinator / WR coach

Adrian Mayes - Houston director of football recruiting to James Madison RB coach to Texas State OL coach

Marc Nudelberg - Florida special teams QC to Nevada RB coach / special teams coordinator

Vince Okruch - Ohio State special teams QC to Rutgers special teams coordinator

Mike Peterson - Florida assistant strength coach to South Carolina outside LB coach

Cory Robinson - Maryland director of player personnel to Toledo CB coach

Xavier Robinson - UAB assistant strength coach to defensive backs coach

TJ Rushing - Stanford defensive assistant to Arizona State DB coach

Glenn Schumann - Alabama director of player development to Georgia inside LB coach

Blake Shrader - Georgia defensive QC to UAB CB coach

Burl Toler III - Cal special teams QC to Fresno State WR coach

Beau Trahan - Baylor assistant AD for high school relations to Tulsa QB coach

Brian Williams - Georgia defensive player relations coordinator to UAB LB coach

Casey Woods - Auburn director of player personnel to UAB inside WR / TE coach

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