Adam Waugh and Jamar Cain have been hired as assistant football coaches at Cal Poly, completing the process of assembling a coaching staff under the direction of new head coach Tim Walsh. Waugh, an assistant coach at the United States Military Academy for the last six seasons, will coach the defensive backs at Cal Poly while Cain has been assigned the defensive linemen.
Also named to the coaching staff as a defensive assistant is former Mustang linebacker Kyle Shotwell, winner of the Buck Buchanan Award in 2006 and a participant in the 2007 East-West Shrine Game in Houston, Texas. Shotwell will work with the linebackers.
Less than two weeks before the start of spring practice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman is looking for a new defensive coordinator.
After a little more than two months on the job, Mike Elko resigned from UTC last week to accept the defensive coordinator position at Bowling Green under coach Dave Clawson, Elko’s and Huesman’s old boss at Richmond. Elko also coached with Clawson at Fordham University before joining him at Richmond.
Elko will take over for Joe Trainer, who left Bowling Green to become the head coach at Rhode Island. Huesman, who hired Elko away from Hofstra on Jan. 4, said he was surprised by the move.
Throughout his high school football career, Jordan Boykin has powered past his opponents with his strength and size.
But this fall, the Crawfordsville senior wide receiver can consider himself a Flyer.
Boykin made his decision official Monday and will attend Dayton University in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is an NCAA Division I school in basketball and baseball but is considered Football Championship Subdivision in football.
Incoming interim Athletic Director Bob Ceplikas ‘78 said on Monday that he is looking forward to working with College President-elect Jim Yong Kim, particularly because of the next president’s history on the gridiron.
“One of the best parts of this opportunity for me is getting the chance to be the first athletic director to work with Dr. Kim,” Ceplikas said in an interview with The Dartmouth. “The fact that he has an athletic background as well, and has publicly expressed support for our department is very exciting.”
Drake University football coaches definitely picked the right person to host Cary-Grove’s Jake Underwood and Brandon Coleman.
It was someone near and dear to their hearts. Practically a hero. It was former Trojans fullback Will Yocius, who played on the 2004 IHSA Class 7A state runner-up team and now is a Bulldogs tight end.
Shawn Bodtmann thought he had taken the guesswork and worry out of the college recruiting process last April when he verbally committed to accept a football scholarship from the University of Nebraska.
Then, in January, only weeks before the National Letter of Intent signing period, the Cornhuskers withdrew their scholarship offer and asked the star halfback and linebacker from Scranton, Pa., to walk on.
Enter the University of Maine.
Montana state releases their Spring Football Outlook for 2009.
Former Illinois State quarterback Kevin Glenn was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Monday following a winter of trade talks and contract renegotiation attempts between Glenn and the Blue Bombers.
Glenn played for Winnipeg from 2004-08. He began his career in the CFL in 2001 with Saskatchewan and quarterbacked the Roughriders through the 2003 season.
The Charleston Southern football program and Head Coach Jay Mills has announced the 15 practice dates for spring 2009. The team will hit the field for the first time on March 17th.
What a difference one week makes. Last week when the Eagles began spring football Tuesday morning the temperatures and wind chill was in the 30s. Exactly a week later in practice number six, many were sporting shorts outside.
MOULTRIE — It has been a gratifying late winter for Carter Jones.
The former Packer, now the walk-on long snapper for the Georgia Southern football team, was awarded a full scholarship by Eagles head football coach Chris Hatcher.
He also — after more than two years — had his blond hair cut and sent it to Locks of Love.
Lehigh head football coach Andy Coen has announced the return of a familiar face to the Mountain Hawks coaching staff. Former Lehigh tight end and assistant coach R.J. Ryan ’99 joins the Mountain Hawks staff for the 2009 season. Ryan returns to Lehigh following a stint as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He will oversee Lehigh’s special teams and coach the running backs.
Southeastern Louisiana University head football coach Mike Lucas announced Monday that Amite native Sam Petitto has been named as an assistant football coach.
Watuaga County Sheriff’s Office served criminal warrants on three Appalachian State University students Thursday, March 5.
Senior building sciences major, Robert B. Simpkins, junior criminial justice major, Travis W. Dowda, and junior management major, Jeffrey A. Logan were all charged with felony first degree burglary, felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, injury to real property and injury to personal property, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Perhaps nobody on the Wofford football team was more eager to start spring practice than Sean Lees.
The 5-foot-11, 198-pound halfback’s 2008 season lasted all of one play. Lees suffered a surgery-requiring injury to his right knee on the Terriers’ first kickoff return in the opening game against Presbyterian.
“It definitely wasn’t the best way to start the season,” said Lees, a native of Libertyville, Ill., who is a rising junior. “It was kind of rough not getting to be (on the field), but I think it was a good learning experience. It made me appreciate the opportunity that I’ve got here, and now I’m just working that much harder.”