Ogden, UT (SportsNetwork.com) – Weber State University named former Utah
assistant Jay Hill as its new head football coach on Thursday.
Hill will replace Jody Sears, who was fired last month following a 2-10 season
Hill, 38, has been a member of Utah’s staff since 2005, previously serving as
a graduate assistant there from 2001-2004. Since 2005, he’s coached
cornerbacks, special teams, tight ends and running backs at Utah.
“My family and I are so excited to join the Weber State program,” Hill said.
“There are so many great things in place at Weber State and the continue
Storrs, CT (SportsNetwork.com) – The University of Connecticut announced the
hiring of former Notre Dame assistant Bob Diaco as the 30th head football
coach in school history early Thursday morning.
Diaco served on the Notre Dame coaching staff as the defensive coordinator for
the past four years and the assistant head coach for the past two.
He was named the 2012 winner of the Frank Broyles Award, given to the top
assistant college football coach in the country, after being a semifinalist
for the continue
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle Aaron
Donald was named the 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award winner, given annually to
the nation’s top lineman or linebacker.
Donald, who received the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Tuesday, led the
nation in tackles for loss (2.2 per game) en route to being named the ACC
Defensive Player of the Year.
The Pittsburgh native is the second Panther defender to take home the award,
joining Hugh Green in 1980.
Ypsilanti, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Eastern Michigan named former Drake head
coach Chris Creighton as the school’s new football coach on Wednesday.
Creighton had spent the past six seasons at Drake, where he compiled the
highest winning percentage in school history (.667).
“In Chris, Eastern Michigan will find an extraordinary leader who will be a
great ambassador for our university,” said Eastern Michigan athletic director
Heather Lyke. “During the search process, Chris’ focus on positively impacting
the lives of our student-athletes and building a championship program was most
Des Moines, IA (SportsNetwork.com) – Drake University assistant Rick Fox was
promoted to the Bulldogs’ head coaching position after Chris Creighton resigned
to accept the top job at Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.
Creighton won two Pioneer Football League championships and had a 44-22 record
in six seasons at Drake. Fox, a veteran coach with 27 years of experience, was
a member of Creightons staff for those six seasons as the assistant head coach
while also coaching the Bulldogs’ offensive line and special teams units.
In 2010, Fox was named the FCS assistant coach of the year by the American