Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 29, 2016

Caldwell University (NJ): RPI offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Daryle Weiss has accepted the head coaching job at Caldwell, which will hold its first season in 2017. Weiss has been at RPI since 2014 and previously worked at Bates College. 

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NFL: Former NFLPA attorney Arthur McAfee has been named senior vice president of player engagement for the NFL. McAfee worked with the NFLPA from 1995-2012 and has currently been a partner with The McAfee Group.

Florida: Steve Spurrier has been named an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics. He also resigned from his ambassador role at South Carolina.

Kansas: Houston Baptist quarterbacks coach Jeff Love has joined the Kansas staff as director of football technology. Love had been at Houston Baptist since 2012 and previously worked with David Beaty at Kansas from 2008-09.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 28, 2016

Houston Baptist: Houston analyst Charlie Reeve has joined the Houston Baptist staff as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator. Reeve joined UH this offseason and was previously the tight ends coach at UTSA.

Bowling Green: Head coach Mike Jinks tells CoachingSearch that graduate assistant Seth Doege has been promoted to outside receivers coach. Doege joined the staff earlier this offseason in his first coaching job. He played quarterback at Texas Tech from 2008-12. This fills the last open FBS assistant job.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have announced a contract extension for Mike Zimmer. The terms and length were not disclosed. Zimmer is 18-14 in two seasons with the Vikings. 

Toledo: Head coach Jason Candle tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator Brian Wright will call the plays. Candle was Toledo’s offensive coordinator last year.

Eastern Michigan: Head strength coach Ron McKeefery has stepped down and joined PLAE as VP of performance and education. He spent three seasons at EMU.

Buffalo: Defensive backs coach D.J. Vokolek has left the team for personal reasons, and director of player personnel Taiwo Onatolu has been promoted to cornerbacks coach. Both spent one season at UB and previously worked at Missouri State. In addition, former Eastern Michigan defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin has joined the staff as defensive assistant / director of player personnel. McCaslin spent the last two years at EMU. The school also announced Najja Johnson, Ryan Olson and Reece Petty as graduate assistants, offensive assistant Grant Murray has moved to director of high school relations, Akron video coordinator Jason Sanders has joined UB as assistant athletic director for football video and external relations, Albany administrative assistant Billy Bonneau has joined UB as an administrative assistant for recruiting, and former NFL offensive lineman Tom Farniok has joined as an assistant strength coach.

Manchester University (IN): Earlham College (IN) offensive coordinator Chuck Ehret has joined the Manchester staff as wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator, and former Manchester quarterback Logan Haston has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach. Ehert spent the last two years at Earlham and previously coached at Manchester from 2008-09, and Haston finished his playing career last season. 

Webber International (FL): Campbellsville (KY) defensive line coach Vincent Davis has accepted the same position at Webber International. Davis had been at Campbellsville since 2012 and has previously worked at Waldorf College and Tiffin University. 

Los Angeles Rams: John McKay has joined the Rams as a scouting assistant. McKay is the son of Falcons president / CEO Rich McKay and spent last season as a labor operations seasonal intern with the NFL.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis has joined the Jags as a training camp intern, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. In addition, former NFL running back Leon Washington, former NFL defensive back Dexter Jackson, former NFL wide receiver Chad Lucas and Chattanooga running backs coach Shawn Bryson have also joined as training camp interns. 

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NFL: Former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will join the NFL’s football operations department, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter.

North Texas: Missouri interim athletic director Wren Baker will be named AD at North Texas, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Baker became Missouri’s interim AD less than two weeks ago and had been the deputy AD since May 2015. He worked at Memphis from 2013-15 and was the AD at Northwest Missouri State from 2011-13. Keep track of updated AD changes here.

New Mexico Highlands: Louisiana-Lafayette defensive quality control assistant Joe Gallo has joined the New Mexico Highlands staff as safeties coach. Gallo spent the last three seasons as an offensive quality control assistant at Indiana State and joined ULL in the spring. 

Tyler JC (TX): Louisiana-Lafayette graduate assistant Garrett Kreamer has joined the Tyler staff as defensive backs coach. Kreamer has been on the ULL staff since 2012.

Carolina Panthers: Former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro has joined the Panthers as a training camp intern, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Prothro played for Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula at Alabama.

Lock Haven (PA): Linebackers / assistant head coach John Miech will retire at the end of the month after 41 years in coaching. In addition, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Kevin Smith will be promoted to full-time, defensive coordinator Randi Moore will move from defensive backs to linebackers, and Rashad Elby will rejoined the staff as defensive backs coach. Elby was a season assistant who worked with running backs last year. 

Tulane: Former Nicholls State athletic director Rob Bernardi has joined Tulane as senior associate athletic director for administration. Bernardi stepped down at Nicholls State earlier this month. In addition, Sun Belt digital media assistant Kati Morse has joined Tulane as assistant director of football operations. Morse spent one year with the Sun Belt.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Illinois: Lovie Smith says defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson will call defensive plays. Smith also says he wants more full-time coaching positions in college, like the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll has agreed to a new contract through 2019, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Carroll is 60-36 with the Seahawks since 2010.

Michigan State: Former MSU players Javon Ringer and Jarius Jones have rejoined the program as recruiting interns. Ringer last played for the Spartans in 2008, and Jones in 2013. 

North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports Missouri interim athletic director Wren Baker is the leading candidate for the North Texas AD job. It's notable that Missouri is also going through a search and reportedly wants a quick process.

Big Ten: Commissioner Jim Delany will retire from his role in 2020, according to USA Today. The 68-year-old Delany has been the league's commissioner since 1989.

Buffalo Bills: Zak Kromer has joined the Bills staff as a coaching assistant. Kromer is the son of Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and was most recently a student at Oklahoma. 

Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall tells ESPN he will call the defensive plays at Virginia, as he did at BYU.

Iowa: Athletic director Gary Barta says the school is working on a contract extension for Kirk Ferentz to finish his career at Iowa, but there is no timetable on its finalization yet. Ferentz has been Iowa's head coach since 1999 and is tied for the longest-tenured head coach in the country. 

Presentation College (SD): Former Central Lakes College (MN) offensive coordinator Neil Linhart has joined the Presentation staff as an offensive assistant, and Ottawa University (KS) graduate assistant Paytton Hobbs has joined Presentation as a defensive assistant. Linhart spent four year at Central Lakes, and Hobbs spent two years at Ottawa.

North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports Central Arkansas athletic director Brad Teague and Missouri interim AD Wren Baker are names that have come up for the North Texas AD job. A board of regents conference call is scheduled for Friday.

South Dakota School of Mines: Former Rocky Mountain College offensive line coach / strength and conditioning coordinator Ethan Hutson has joined the SD Mines staff as offensive line coach. Hutson spent one year at Rocky Mountain College after his playing career at Ole Miss and Troy.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 25, 2016

Ohio Dominican: Per source, defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Harlen Jacobs has been promoted to defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach, and running backs coach Matt Merritt has added special teams coordinator duties. In addition, former Capital University assistant Tim Boynton has joined the staff as assistant defensive line coach, Lakewood St. Edwards High School (OH) assistant Andrew Bauer has joined as offensive quality control, and Ohio State intern Tyler Olds has joined as a defensive quality control assistant. 

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North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports North Texas has identified its new athletic director and that an announcement will be made soon, with a board of regents conference call scheduled for Friday. The paper adds it’s “highly unlikely” it will be someone promoted from within.

Indiana: Per source, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has been selected to participate in the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program with the Indianapolis Colts. This is the fourth straight summer McCullough will participate in the program, previously working with the Saints, Seahawks and Falcons. 

Campbell University (NC): Per source, safeties coach Will Phillippi has accepted the defensive coordinator / linebackers job at Cardinal Gibbons High School (NC). In addition, Campbell graduate assistant Nick Drew will coach defensive backs at Cardinal Gibbons, and Panther Creek High School (NC) quarterbacks coach and former Campbell QB Daniel Polk will coach QB’s at Cardinal Gibbons. 

San Francisco 49ers: Senior personnel executive Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager. Gamble rejoined the 49ers in January 2015 after two years with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia as vice president of player personnel. He previously worked in San Francisco from 2005-12.

Florida: Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has received a raise of nearly $300,000 to $890,000 annually, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He will also receive an annual retention bonus of $150,000 each year he remains at UF, putting him over $1 million. Collins is entering his second season on the Florida staff. In addition, offensive line coach Mike Summers received a two-year extension and raise to $488,500. He was previously earning $200,000 annually while still receiving money from his time at USC. Summers has been at UF since 2014. Other raises include defensive line coach Chris Rumph (up $85,000 to $500,000) with a one-year extension through 2017 and linebackers coach Randy Shannon (up $9,750 to $409,750). New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray will earn $335,000 annually on a two-year deal.

Montana State: Administrative assistant Brittney Johnson has been promoted to director of football operations. Johnson joined Montana State this offseason and previously worked in female fan development for the Minnesota Vikings. 

Baylor: Interim head coach Jim Grobe will earn $1.25 million this season, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. 

Seattle Seahawks: General manager John Schneider has agreed to a new five-year deal. ESPN reports Schneider will be among the highest-paid GM’s, near the $3.75 million that the Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome earns. The 45-year-old Schneider has been the Seahawks GM since 2010.

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