Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 20, 2016
Florida International: Defensive backs coach Ron Cooper has been promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers / assistant head coach, and Edinboro (PA) defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bobby Babich has joined the FIU staff as defensive backs coach / defensive pass game coordinator. Cooper is entering his second season on the FIU staff. Babich joined Edinboro this offseason and spent the past three years as the Cleveland Browns assistant defensive backs coach. In addition, FIU quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Kort Shankweiler has added the title of pass game coordinator, and running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. has added the title of run game coordinator.
High school: Nearly 30 high school coaches were hired to FBS college football jobs this offseason. Here is the full list.
UConn: Long Beach State athletic director Vic Cegles has been named deputy AD at UConn. Cegles spent the past 10 years at Long Beach State and was the NCAA I-AAA athletic director of the year in 2014-15.
Boise State: Chris Ross’ title at Boise State is director of player development. Ross joined the Boise State staff earlier this offseason and was previously the head coach at Prosper High School (TX).
Illinois: Athletics administrator Warren Hood has been promoted to deputy athletic director. Hood has been in the athletic department since 1999.
Miles College (AL): Per source, consultant Maurice Flowers has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Flowers assisted the program last year en route to the SIAC championship. Flowers was previously the offensive coordinator at Shaw College.
Carolina Panthers: Former Miami Dolphins assistant GM Eric Stokes and former 49ers director of player personnel Joel Patten have joined the Panthers staff as area scouts. Stokes spent the past two years with the Dolphins and previously worked with the Buccaneers. Patten spent four seasons with the 49ers, most recently in 2013.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.