Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 26, 2015
Ohio State: St. Joseph’s College (IN) linebackers coach / director of football strength and conditioning Eron Hodges has joined the Ohio State staff as a recruiting assistant. Hodges spent four months at St. Joseph’s after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Kent State.
Florida Atlantic: Defensive line coach Terrance Jamison has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Miami Dolphins. Jamison is entering his second season on FAU’s staff after serving as a graduate assistant at Cal in 2013.
Lindenwood-Belleville (IL): Head coach Jeff Fisher has been dismissed. Fisher had coached the program since it started in 2012. Defensive line coach Byron Gettis has been named interim head coach. Gettis has been with the program since 2012, coaching on both sides of the ball.
Lock Haven (PA): Urbana graduate assistant Kevin Smith has joined the Lock Haven staff as defensive line coach / special teams coordinator, and defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Randi Moore has been retained. They complete Dave Taynor’s staff, which also includes co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Stephen Pribble, co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Bill Nickell and linebackers / assistant head coach John Miech.
Texas: Texas A&M-Commerce co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Wendel Davis will join the Texas staff as a defensive analyst, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Davis has spent the last two years at Commerce, after two years coaching linebackers at West Texas A&M.
Defensive backs: Here are the nation’s longest-tenured defensive backs coaches.
Monmouth: Former Georgia defensive backs coach Scott Lakatos has officially joined the Monmouth staff as defensive backs coach. Lakatos spent last season as a defensive consultant at Virginia Tech. He coached at Georgia from 2010-13.
Colorado State-Pueblo: The school has announced a number of coaching changes. Western State offensive line coach JT Haddan has joined the staff as defensive line coach, volunteer coach Mark Haering has been promoted to wide receivers coach, former graduate assistant Jake Novotny has been promoted to tight ends coach, defensive line coach Craig Ward has moved to director of football operations, and wide receivers coach Bernard Jackson has left the staff.
Big 12: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of the Big 12 defensive backs coaches.