Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday October 09, 2015
Appalachian State: The school has announced a new five-year contract for head coach Scott Satterfield through 2020. The deal will begin on Jan. 1, 2016. Satterfield is 14-14 in two-plus seasons at App State. He went 4-8 in 2013, 7-5 in 2014 and is 3-1 this year. The Mountaineers moved up to FBS in 2014.
Louisiana Tech: The assistant pool salary increased by $55,300 to a total of $1.05 million, according to The News Star. The new salaries are as follows: offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tony Petersen ($200,000), defensive coordinator / safeties coach Blake Baker ($140,000), offensive line coach Robert McFarland ($120,000), defensive line coach Rick Petri ($120,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Ronnie Bradford ($110,000), running backs coach Jabbar Juluke ($110,000), inside receivers coach Joe Sloan ($90,000), outside receivers coach Tim Rattay ($90,000) and safeties coach Karl Scott ($70,000). In addition, head strength and conditioning coach Kurt Hester received a $27,800 raise to $97,800.
Notre Dame: The defensive backs coaching position has received a $3 million endowment from former player Pat Eilers and his wife. Notre Dame says, “This latest gift will underwrite the salary of the defensive backs assistant coach, provide stability and resources for the long term and create funds for use within the department and across campus.” Todd Lyght is in his first season as the defensive backs coach.
New Mexico: Nova Southeastern University athletics communications manager Eugene Canal has been named associate director of communications at New Mexico. Canal spent four years at NSU.
Auburn: Former Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson tells The State he had some opportunities to “help out” teams this fall, but he didn’t want to do that. He hopes to get another coaching job this offseason.
New Mexico State: Documents obtained by SB Nation note NMSU’s football-only membership in the Sun Belt is a four-year deal through 2017, but it is subject to an extension or termination after this year. NMSU and fellow football-only member Idaho are a combined 1-8 this season.
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