Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 09, 2016
Kentucky: New wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas will earn $275,000 in 2016 and $300,000 in 2017, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
San Jose State: Ron Caragher has officially announced the additions of former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English (defensive coordinator), New Mexico defensive line coach Barry Sacks (defensive line coach), Long Beach City College defensive coordinator Arnold Ale (linebackers coach) and Dixie State special teams coordinator Will Harris (defensive backs coach).
UAB: Director of player personnel Randy Pippin has been promoted to running backs coach. Pippin joined the UAB staff in the summer and previously served as defensive coordinator at East Central University (OK). This completes Bill Clark’s full-time staff at UAB.
Utah State: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Bouknight has spent the past six years coaching the receivers. Luke Wells will remain as co-offensive coordinator, but move from tight ends coach to quarterbacks.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have officially announced the additions of Morgan State head coach Lee Hull (wide receivers coach), Arkansas running backs coach Jemal Singleton (RB coach), Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton (assistant special teams coach), former Buccaneers wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker (assistant to the head coach) and former Eagles assistant strength coach Quadrian Banks (conditioning / performance analyst). In addition, offensive line coach Joe Philbin has added the title of assistant head coach.
UC Davis: IUP defensive line coach Bryant Haines has joined the UC Davis staff as linebackers coach. Haines spent two years at IUP.
Morgan State: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Fred Farrier has officially been named interim head coach. Former head coach Lee Hull left for an assistant job with the Indianapolis Colts. Sports Illustrated reports Farrier is expected to get the full-time job.
Miami Dolphins: Wisconsin defensive backs coach Daronte Jones will join the Dolphins as assistant defensive backs coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Jones spent one season at Wisconsin after three at Hawaii. This is his first NFL job, but he coached in the CFL in 2011. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
San Diego Chargers: Northwestern graduate assistant Tommy Rees has joined the Chargers staff as an offensive assistant, and former South Dakota defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has joined the staff as a special teams assistant. The former Notre Dame quarterback Rees spent one year at Northwestern, and Williams worked at South Dakota from 2012-15.
Michigan: New linebackers / special teams coach Chris Partridge will earn $350,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to the Detroit Free Press. Partridge spent last season as U-M’s director of player personnel in recruiting.
New York Jets: Former Cardinals offensive assistant David Diaz-Infante has joined the Jets staff as assistant offensive line coach, and Bills operations assistant Tim Atkins has joined the Jets staff as defensive quality control coach. Diaz-Infante last coached with the Cardinals in 2014, and Atkins had been with the Bills since 2011. In addition, previous defensive quality control coach John Scott Jr. has been promoted to assistant defensive line coach. Scott has been with the Jets for one season.
Purdue: Central Michigan graduate assistant Sean Robinson and former Colts player Justin Sinz have joined the Purdue staff as graduate assistants. Both are former recent Purdue players.
Louisiana-Lafayette: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jorge Munoz has received a $40,000 pay raise to $160,000 after his promotion, according to The Advertiser. In addition, new wide receivers coach John Simon will earn $110,000, which is $40,000 more than he earned last year at Southern Miss.
Western Kentucky: Former Houston head coach Tony Levine has officially been named tight ends coach / special teams coordinator at WKU. Levine was Houston’s head coach from 2012-14. There remains one opening on the WKU staff.
Stanford: Defensive line coach Randy Hart has announced his retirement. Hart spent the past six years at Stanford and 46 as a college football coach. Read more here.
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente says the search for a new defensive backs coach is on hold while the current staff has the week off for vacation. He plans to make a decision in a couple weeks.
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier’s new title at South Carolina is special assistant to the president and athletic director, and The State reports he will earn $100,000 annually.
Winston-Salem State: South Brunswick High School (NC) quarterbacks coach Ryan McManus will join the Winston-Salem State staff as quarterbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McManus is a former Wake Forest quarterback and served as a graduate assistant at Wake from 2012-14.
Army: Former Ball State defensive backs coach Daryl Dixon has joined the Army staff as outside linebackers coach, according to the Times Herald-Record. Dixon coached at Ball State from 2009-15.
Sacred Heart (CT): Memphis offensive graduate assistant Tony Tokarz has joined the Sacred Heart staff as wide receivers coach. Tokarz spent two seasons at Memphis.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.