The college football season has been over for a number of weeks and all of the head coaching vacancies have been filled, but there are still a number of coaching moves being made as coordinator and assistant coaching positions are being filled. Here are all the latest coaching news & rumors you need to know:
Rich Rodriguez releases statement
The Arizona Wildcats fired head football coach Rich Rodriguez following a sexual harassment and hostile workplace claim earlier this month, and after the same woman, Melissa Wilhelmsen, filed an additional $7.5 million claim against the University of Arizona on Saturday, Rodriguez released the following statement:
My family and I are thankful for all of your continued support. We are responding with respect to the legal process. As you can imagine we are (more than) eager for the facts to come out because the truth is on our side. We are aware of the amended complaint. See below. RR pic.twitter.com/qqjTXRLatt— Rich Rodriguez (@RealCoachRod) January 21, 2018
Oklahoma hires new offensive assistant
The Oklahoma Sooners have hired Georgia tight ends/special teams coordinator Shane Beamer as their assistant head coach for offense, according to ESPN's Chris Low.
Shane Beamer is leaving Georgia to become assistant head coach for the offense at Oklahoma and will be involved with Lincoln Riley in preparing the Sooners’ weekly offensive game plan, sources tell ESPN.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) January 22, 2018
Beamer will be tasked with helping head coach Lincoln Riley develop the offensive gameplan and coach tight ends.
The 40-year-old spent two seasons with the Bulldogs after serving as the associate head coach and running backs coach under his father, Frank Beamer, at Virginia Tech.
Oregon hires assistant away from Washington State
New Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal has hired Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro to the same position, and he'll also serve as the Ducks’ run-game coordinator.
“We are thrilled to add Jim to the staff,” Cristobal said in a statement. “He has extraordinary leadership skills which will be of great benefit in developing our talented group of running backs. Jim possesses a wealth of experience both coaching and recruiting on the West Coast, and he has consistently been a tremendous innovator on the offensive side of the ball.”
Mastro was the runnings backs coach at Nevada for 11 seasons before spending one season at UCLA in 2012 as the tight ends coach. He then joined Mike Leach's staff at Washington State.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed