by: Shawn Clynch
No significant information has been retrieved or anything released regarding the process of finding the successor to Robert McFarland.
However, I did contact 12-unofficial, possible candidates who have S.F.A. ties or have expressed interest in this opportunity in the past.
I sent emails to the following:
Mel Tjeerdsma-head coach of D-II power Northwest Missouri State.
Kim Dameron-defensive coordinator of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Rick Rhoades-head coach of D-II Delta State
Bradley Dale Peveto-asst. coach at LSU.
Don Carthel-head coach of D-II West Texas A&M
I did receive two responses by email from Carthel and Rhoades.
Carthel stated that he thought S.F.A. would hire from with-in and Rhoades was thankful of the consideration, but he is comitted to Delta State.
Rhoades said he is focused on winning a national title and that whoever receives the S.F.A. job will have a chance to create something special.
Delta State is preparing for D-II semifinal in the national playoffs.
F.Y.I. the Stephen F. Austin head football coach position salary is an estimated $115,000.
Stay tuned for the latest on the search.