Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 29, 2015
Michigan: Assistant director of public and media relations Zach Eisendrath has been promoted to director of internal communications and operations for the football program. Eisendrath has been at Michigan since 2012 and has previously worked at the Mountain West Conference, the Denver Broncos, Minnesota and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
New Mexico State: Per source, the director of football operations job is open.
UCF: George O’Leary explains why he added the UCF interim athletic director job.
UAB: Bill Clark tells AL.com he’s hoping negotiations with the school will result in a long-term deal for him. Clark is currently under contract through 2016. The school has described the negotiations as “ongoing.”
Ohio: Per source, cornerbacks coach James Ward has resigned for personal reasons. Ward joined the Ohio staff in 2013 after five years as Nevada's cornerbacks coach, and he spent the previous five years as Colorado State's defensive backs coach. Ward’s resignation means there are now three open full-time assistant jobs in FBS for the 2015 season.
Tiffin (OH): Toledo graduate assistant John Morookian has joined the Tiffin staff as offensive line coach, according to his Twitter account. Morookian, a former Toledo player, spent one season as a graduate assistant.
Findlay: Assistant athletic director / senior woman administrator Brandi Laurita has been promoted to athletic director. Laurita has been at Findlay since 2008. She previously worked as head cross country coach / director of compliance at Converse College (SC).
North Central University (MN): University of Northwestern (MN) assistant athletic director Greg Johnson has been named athletic director at North Central. Johnson spent the past eight years at the University of Northwestern. He will begin his duties on July 15.
SEC: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of SEC running backs coaches.
Pearl River CC (MS): Former UAB offensive analyst Stephen Sorrells has been named offensive line / assistant head coach at Pearl River. Sorrells has also coached at Kenyon College, Occidental College and Faulkner University.
Toledo: Wayne State (MI) defensive backs graduate assistant Steven McCollom has joined the Toledo staff as a defensive graduate assistant. McCollom had been at Wayne State since 2013.
Illinois: Former Illinois basketball player Dee Brown has rejoined the athletic program as a special assistant to athletic director Mike Thomas. Duties include assisting in recruiting, building alumni relationships and representing the department at fundraising functions. Brown will begin the role on July 1 and serve until he travels overseas to play his final season of professional basketball.