2016-17 coaching carousel
August 4, 2017 Cushman named Occidental coach The Tigers new leader comes with more than 15 years of head coaching experience and leaves Minnesota-Morris with less than a week to go before the start of training camp.
July 21, 2017 Occidental coach steps down right before camp Doug Semones and the Occidental football program were slated to open preseason camp in mid-August. Now they'll be doing so without him.
July 3, 2017 Goff goes from Defiance to TCNJ Casey Goff spent one year as head coach at Defiance this past season and is heading to TCNJ, where he's replacing an interim head coach.
May 10, 2017 Waynesburg fills coaching spot, for now Nearly two months after Rich Shepas announced his retirement, Waynesburg announced an interim choice as head coach.
May 3, 2017 Louisiana College promotes from within With head football coach and athletic director Dennis Dunn announcing his resignation weeks before the school year ended, the school elevated an assistant coach to the top spot.
April 26, 2017 Dunn leaves Louisiana College for local high school The Wildcats lost their head football coach and athletic director in one fell swoop, as Dennis Dunn finished his career at Louisiana College after 11 years and took a high school head coaching job.
April 22, 2017 Moore steps up at Northwestern When Kirk Talley left deep into the offseason, Northwestern found its next coach already on campus, where Matt Moore has been on staff for a decade and the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.
March 20, 2017 Talley leaves Northwestern After coaching Northwestern (Minn.) for 16 seasons and leading the Eagles to their first-ever trip to the NCAA football playoffs, Kirk Talley is taking an assistant coaching job someplace a little warmer.
March 16, 2017 Rundle takes over at Sewanee Illinois Wesleyan defensive coordinator Travis Rundle is taking the head coaching job at Sewanee. He joins his father, Craig Rundle, in the group photo of Division III football head coaches.
March 13, 2017 Huber done at Mount St. Joseph After 17 years as head coach, the man who declared his own nation on Twitter is off to find another role somewhere in hubienation.
March 6, 2017 Shepas retires after 12 years with Waynesburg Waynesburg's head football coach, Rich Shepas, announced that he will be retiring after 12 years with the Yellow Jackets, including a 10-win season in 2012.
March 5, 2017 Youngest head coach leaves ETBU after one season Scotty Walden, the subject of much coverage because of his age (26), has left East Texas Baptist after one season as head coach.
February 3, 2017 Pardue selected as LaGrange head coach Steve Pardue coached in Callaway Stadium, just off the LaGrange campus, for nearly two decades on Friday nights. Now he'll return and coach on Saturdays.
January 31, 2017 Christopher Newport finally finds its coach Five and a half months after Matt Kelchner announced he was stepping down and two and a half months after CNU's football season ended, the Captains finally have their new commanding officer.
January 27, 2017 Dickinson brings Fordyce back to Centennial Brad Fordyce has been an assistant at McDaniel and Susquehanna, and his first head coaching job will come in the same conference.
January 18, 2017 Finotti takes John Carroll job Rick Finotti, who coached two-time Gagliardi Trophy winner Kevin Burke in high school and has been on the Michigan staff the past two seasons, is coming back to Ohio to take over at John Carroll.
January 17, 2017 Hilvert returns to D-III, takes BW job Jim Hilvert, who coached at Thomas More for eight seasons, will be returning to Division III after leading La Salle High School in Cincinnati to back-to-back state titles.
January 9, 2017 Olivet offensive coordinator takes over as head coach Just a few short weeks after Dan Pifer resigned to choose a Division II job, Olivet has promoted offensive coordinator Dan Musielewicz to take over for him.
January 1, 2017 St. Thomas offensive coordinator takes head coaching job James Kilian, who has been the Tommies' offensive coordinator for the past three seasons and was an NFL draft pick at quarterback, will be taking over as head coach at St. Olaf.
December 26, 2016 WPI assistant gets next crack at building up Anna Maria The Anna Maria football program has won eight games in eight seasons. Next up to try to make some headway is Dan Mulrooney, the defensive coordinator at WPI.
December 21, 2016 Mumme takes Air Raid to Nevada Matt Mumme, the head coach at LaGrange for the past three-plus seasons, is leaving to become offensive coordinator at Nevada.
December 20, 2016 Buena Vista names Mollring new head coach Grant Mollring has been the offensive coordinator at Hastings for the past three seasons and before that was the offensive coordinator for four seasons at Doane. He served as both recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach at both NAIA programs.
December 20, 2016 Moore named Wilmington's head football coach Wilmington has named Bryan Moore as its new head football coach, according to Terry Rupert, vice president of athletic administration and director of athletics. He announced the appointment is effective immediately.
December 19, 2016 Arth moves on from alma mater After a history-making season at John Carroll, Tom Arth will be the new head coach at FCS University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The 2016 D3football.com Coach of the Year leaves after winning 40 games in four seasons at JCU, including a semifinal trip this year.
December 19, 2016 Former Cru QB takes over at Howard Payne Braxton Harris, most recently an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran, will take over Howard Payne after the Yellow Jackets' 0-10 season.
December 19, 2016 Olivet coach takes Division II job Dan Pifer led Olivet for five seasons, including taking the Comets to the 2016 Division III playoffs. He'll take over as the head coach at Walsh.
December 12, 2016 Ithaca hires Swanstrom as head football coach Dan Swanstrom has been named the 10th head coach for the Ithaca football program. A former Gagliardi Trophy finalist and Division III offensive coordinator, Swanstrom was most recently quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Penn.
December 8, 2016 Catholic U. brings alum back as head coach Mike Gutelius, who played at Catholic and was once an assistant coach, returns to try to turn the program around as head coach.
December 8, 2016 Dickinson coach steps down after 24 years Darwin Breaux is out as head coach of the Red Devils after two dozen seasons, the most recent of which ended with his team faltering to a 1-9 finish.
November 21, 2016 Baldwin Wallace coach promoted off sidelines John Snell, who has been the head coach at Baldwin Wallace for the past 15 years, will step down as coach and assume duties as assistant athletic director.
November 20, 2016 Howard Payne coach to focus on AD role Hunter Sims took over the athletic director role shortly after he was named head football coach. After Howard Payne's season, Sims will start another job search and will hire his replacement. On the sidelines.
November 20, 2016 TLU names Padron's successor Carl Gustafson will return to the program after a year away and will take over for his former boss, as Danny Padron has announced his retirement as head coach at Texas Lutheran.
November 20, 2016 Hairston resigns after four seasons, one victory Stacey Hairston played and was a coach in the OAC. He also played professionally. But he couldn't make Wilmington a winner.
November 17, 2016 St. Olaf coach relieved of duties St. Olaf football coach Craig Stern was relieved of his duties on Wednesday as the college announced it would move in a different direction. The Oles were 6-34 in his four years as head coach.
November 16, 2016 Anderson resigns at Buena Vista Jay Anderson has resigned as the head football coach at Buena Vista. Anderson had been part of the football program for the last 20-plus seasons in a variety of roles including graduate assistant, assistant coach and head coach.
November 14, 2016 White named Birmingham-Southern head coach Tony Joe White, most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Centre, has been named head coach at Birmingham-Southern. He is the third head coach since the program was revived in 2007 and takes over a program that went 1-9 this season.
November 1, 2016 Birmingham-Southern coach out after season Eddie Garfinkle, whose Birmingham-Southern Panthers have bottomed out, winning just one game this season, will be let go after the team's final game on Nov. 5.
October 26, 2016 Anna Maria coach to step down Vincent Sinagra, the second coach in Anna Maria football history, lasted a couple years longer than his predecessor but didn't have much more success.
August 10, 2016 CNU's only head coach to step down Matt Kelchner has been the only head coach in the 16-year history of Christopher Newport football. But following the 2016 season, the Captains will be looking for someone new at the helm.
August 10, 2016 Welch to retire from Ithaca following season Mike Welch, who has been the head coach of the Bombers for 22 seasons, will retire at the conclusion of his 23rd.
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