S.F.A. Football Coach Search Update

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.