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

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday March 07, 2017


As support staffs rapidly expand, more are moving up into full-time coaching roles and filling open jobs.

This offseason, 46 support coaches and staffers were hired to full-time coaching jobs in FBS. Last year, there were 44, and there were 27 the year before that. Some of these coaches had previous full-time experience, while others are getting their first full-time job. A majority had previous experience with coaches on their new staff.

Here are the support coaches promoted from within:

Scott Booker - Promoted from Nebraska ST consultant to safeties coach / ST coordinator

Ricky Brown - Promoted from Boston College quality control to full-time assistant (position TBA)

James Casey - Promoted from Houston offensive analyst to TE coach

Josh Christian Young - Promoted from Army defensive quality control to DB coach

Mickey Conn - Promoted from Clemson defensive analyst to safeties coach

Billy Davis - Promoted from Ohio State defensive analyst to LB coach

Mike Locksley - Promoted from Alabama offensive analyst to co-offensive coordinator / WR coach

Bryce McDonald - Promoted from Navy director of football operations to OL coach

Garrett Riley - Promoted from Kansas offensive analyst to QB coach

Steve Sarkisian - Promoted from Alabama offensive analyst to offensive coordinator (left for Atlanta Falcons)

Austin Silvoy - Promoted from Middle Tennessee offensive quality control to WR coach

Charles Skalaski - Promote from Charlotte special teams analyst to special teams coordinator

Kyle Tatum - Promoted from UAB assistant strength coach to DL coach

Walt Wells - Promoted from Tennessee offensive quality control to OL coach
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Here are the support coaches hired to FBS jobs elsewhere:

Kevin Beard - Georgia offensive quality control to FIU WR coach to Tennessee WR coach 

Brad Bedell - Former Baylor assistant director of football operations to Lamar OL coach to Boise State OL coach

Mike Bellamy - Mississippi State offensive quality control to Toledo WR coach

Marty Biagi - Notre Dame special teams analyst to North Texas special teams coordinator

Wesley Beschorner - Pitt offensive quality control to Rice QB coach

Justin Burke - Texas quality control special assistant to USF TE coach / special teams coordinator

Kevin Cummings - Oregon State offensive quality control to San Jose State WR coach

Jimmie Dougherty - Michigan offensive analyst to Oregon WR coach to UCLA wide receivers coach

Olten Downs - Georgia assistant director of player development to Georgia Southern safeties coach

Bob Elliott - Notre Dame special assistant to head coach to Nebraska safeties coach (later stepped down and passed away)

Kenny Guiton - Houston graduate assistant to Texas quality control to Houston WR coach

Josh Henson: Oklahoma State analyst to Arizona State OL coach to Oklahoma State OL coach

Chase Holbrook - Washington State quality control to New Mexico State TE coach

Keynodo Hudson - USC administrative assistant to FAU CB coach

Brian Knorr - Ohio State special teams quality control to Arizona special teams coordinator

Jeff Knowles - NC State defensive quality control to Northern Illinois LB coach 

Brian Odom - Washington State defensive quality control to Missouri OLB coach

Doug Phillips - Iowa State director of player personnel to Cincinnati TE coach / special teams coordinator

Joker Phillips - Ohio State offensive quality control to Cincinnati WR coach

Freddie Roach  - Alabama director of player development to Ole Miss DL coach

Kevin Smith - UCF quality control administrator to FAU RB coach

Andrew Sowder - Texas assistant wide receivers coach to San Jose State offensive coordinator

Steve Spurrier Jr. - Oklahoma offensive specialist to Western Kentucky QB coach

Scott Thompson - USC offensive assistant to Fresno State TE coach

Eric Thatcher - Pitt defensive quality control to FIU DB coach

Tony Tuioti - Michigan director of player personnel to Fresno State DL coach to Cal OLB coach

Scott Vestal - Maryland defensive quality control to Rice safeties coach

Chip Viney - Oklahoma defensive quality control to Nevada CB coach

James Vollono - Georgia special teams analyst to FIU special teams coordinator

Shawn Watson - Indiana offensive quality control to QB coach to Pitt offensive coordinator

Charlie Weis Jr. - Alabama offensive analyst to FAU TE coach (left for Atlanta Falcons)

Cedric Williams - South Carolina assistant strength coach to Georgia State OL coach
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There were also six support staffers hired to NFL jobs:

Bobby Blick - Army director of player personnel to Giants defensive assistant

Josh Grizzard - Duke quality control to Dolphins offensive quality control

Chris Kragthorpe - LSU offensive assistant to Broncos offensive quality control 

Nick Kray - NC State assistant director of football operations to 49ers administrative assistant to the head coach

TC McCartney - LSU offensive assistant to 49ers offensive assistant

Tyrone McKenzie - Stanford defensive assistant to Rams special teams assistant
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(If someone is missing, e-mail me at chris@coachingsearch.com)

Related:

Graduate assistants hired to full-time FBS jobs

Support staffers hired to full-time FBS jobs

NFL coaches who moved to college football

College coaches who moved to the NFL

High school coaches who moved to FBS college football

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.

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