2017-18 coaching carousel
July 12, 2018 Awrey steps down, CUC promotes from within On the same day in mid-July, two Division III head coaches left. At Concordia-Chicago, it was Randy Awrey who left a month before camp.
July 11, 2018 Chambers promoted to head coach for LaGrange With Steve Pardue out after one season, Earl Chambers is promoted from within to coach the Panthers with less than one month remaining until the opening of training camp.
July 8, 2018 Defiance coach leaves after one season Aaron Mershman, who took over the head coaching position at Defiance in July of 2017, left it for an assistant coaching job in July 2018. He will be the offensive line coach at Misericordia.
July 2, 2018 Breitbach fills Pointers' coaching spot Greg Breitbach, a former assistant coach at UW-Stevens Point, will return to the Pointers as head coach, as the school got its head coach on board approximately one month before preseason camp opens.
June 18, 2018 Hall named head football coach at Bates Bates today announced the appointment of University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Malik Hall as the 20th head football coach in the program's 124-year history.
May 29, 2018 Knapp elevated to Wesley head coach Wesley interim athletic director Tracey Short announced the promotion of associate head coach and offensive coordinator Chip Knapp to the head football coach position following the passing of Mike Drass.
May 14, 2018 Wesley coach Mike Drass dies Mike Drass, who has been head coach at Wesley since 1993 and ended the season No. 2 among active Division III coaches in career wins, has passed away.
May 8, 2018 Emery out; Lebeau promoted at Western New England Keith Emery is out after 13 years as head coach at Western New England, while Jason Lebeau, who has been on staff for eight years and has spent six as offensive coordinator, will be the Golden Bears' new top dog.
April 24, 2018 Bates coach steps down after 20 years After 18 coaches helmed Bates football for the first 102 years, there was just one over the past 20: Mark Harriman. There will be a new coach for the 2018 season.
April 24, 2018 Carleton hires 10-year D-III head coach Tom Journell, who has been head coach at Elmhurst and UW-Stevens Point, gets tabbed to take over the Carleton football program.
April 24, 2018 McCaslin tabbed as next leader of Benedictine football Brad McCaslin, a former FBS defensive coordinator with ties to six-time Division III national champion coach Lance Leipold and 14 years in Division II, has been selected as the leader of the Benedictine football program.
April 20, 2018 Finlandia changes head coach again Finlandia, which has struggled to get its Division III football program off the ground, has changed coaches for the second time this offseason, as Robert Boss is out and Travis Wiltzius has been named to the role on an interim basis.
March 30, 2018 Keystone hires first coach The new Keystone College football program has reached another milestone, as the Giants have hired a coach for the team that is scheduled to begin competition in 2019.
March 30, 2018 Mulitalo promoted at Southern Virginia With Joe DuPaix returning to his old job at the Naval Academy, Southern Virginia had its replacement already on staff, and he has a Super Bowl ring to boot.
March 23, 2018 Former D-III QB takes over at William Paterson Dustin Johnson, a four-year starter at quarterback for Salisbury and Stevenson's defensive coordinator for the past five seasons, will take a crack at turning the William Paterson program around.
March 20, 2018 MIT promotes from within With the Engineers having found success under Chad Martinovich, just the second coach in program history, MIT made sure its third-ever coach was in position to continue that success.
March 20, 2018 Alfred State's new coach moves across the street When the Pioneers went looking for a new coach, they found someone who can just carry his stuff in a box from his old office to his new one. It's Scott Linn, from Alfred University, which is literally across the street in Alfred, New York.
March 12, 2018 Ieuter hired as head coach at Muskingum Erik Ieuter, an effective, championship-winning coach with a record of success and student achievement at every level, has been selected as the Fighting Muskies' head coach, Muskingum announced today.
March 5, 2018 Cragg steps down; DeWall steps in Longtime Hobart coach Mike Cragg has moved on into a role in advancement for the school after 23 years as head coach. His former assistant, Kevin DeWall, who was most recently cut loose as Endicott head coach, will take over.
February 28, 2018 Sears steps down from helm of Benedictine Benedictine head football coach Josiah Sears has stepped down following two seasons at the helm to join IMG Academy as offensive coordinator.
February 21, 2018 Carthage changes head coaches With Mike Yeager departing to take an assistant coaching job at a Division II school, Carthage is keeping the head coaching job in-house.
February 20, 2018 ETBU hires fourth head coach in four seasons With Scott Highsmith stepping down to deal with family health issues, East Texas Baptist has gone to the carousel again.
February 20, 2018 McAdams named head PLU football coach Frosty Westering, then his son Scott, coached Pacific Lutheran from 1972 through 2018. Trinity (Texas) assistant Brant McAdams will the first non-Westering to head that program in more than four decades.
February 15, 2018 Carleton coach steps down Bob Pagel spent six years as head coach of the Knights, winning 12 games, half of them in the rugged Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
February 14, 2018 LeRose promoted to Generals' top spot Another national search, one which had two Division III head coaches as finalists, resulted in someone being hired from the team's own staff, as Garrett LeRose was promoted to the Washington & Lee head coaching job.
February 10, 2018 Wilkes brings in Hobart assistant After its first winless season since 1981, Wilkes turns to Jon Drach, Hobart's offensive coordinator, to get the Colonels back in contention as Wilkes' new head coach.
January 23, 2018 Martinovich named head coach at Rochester After nine years leading the Massachusetts Institute of Technology football program to unprecedented success, Chad Martinovich will take over as the new head football coach at the University of Rochester.
January 16, 2018 Ramler resigns as St. Scholastica football coach After four seasons, 33 wins and two trips to the NCAA playoffs, Kurt Ramler is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.
January 10, 2018 Delaware O-line coach to take over at Belhaven Blaine McCorkle, offensive line coach at traditional Division I FCS contender Delaware, will take over after the Air Raid left town at Belhaven.
January 8, 2018 Couch named head football coach at Alma Jason Couch, a 1997 graduate of Alma, returns to campus after 15 seasons as co-head coach at Romeo (Mich.) High School.
January 2, 2018 Abell leaves Washington & Lee for Davidson job Scott Abell coached W&L for only six seasons, but he won the most ODAC titles of any W&L football coach and posted the highest overall winning percentage in nearly a century.
January 1, 2018 Luther promotes from within Caleb Padilla, who has been the defensive coordinator for the Norse football program the past three years, has been promoted to head coach, replacing Aaron Hafner.
December 29, 2017 Colby names Cosgrove new head football coach Jack Cosgrove, the winningest coach in University of Maine football history, is bringing his passion and skills to Colby as the new head football coach, the school announced Dec. 29.
December 28, 2017 Hafner leaves after getting Luther on winning track Aaron Hafner coached Luther to its best record since 2005, but will be leaving for a position closer to home.
December 12, 2017 Endicott brings McGonagle back A former Endicott assistant coach, Paul McGonagle also spent four years as head coach at Fitchburg State and was most recently the offensive coordinator at Assumption before returning to become the Gulls' third head coach.
December 10, 2017 Colby coach out after six seasons Jonathan Michaeles wasn't able to move the needle for the Mules, who won nine games in his first three seasons but just five in the second three.
December 8, 2017 Assistant gets nod to follow Streeter at Gettysburg Kevin Burke, a Gettysburg alumnus and 14-year assistant coach, will get to try to fill the shoes of Barry Streeter, who coached the Bullets for the past 39 seasons.
December 7, 2017 Franklin assistant gets nod at Anderson Steve Rock, who has been an assistant in Anderson's conference, the HCAC, for more than a decade, will be the next to get a crack at reviving a program which hasn't had a winning record since 2003.
December 7, 2017 Logan out after 11 seasons at Muskingum Al Logan is out after 11 seasons as head coach at Muskingum. A former All-America offensive lineman at Muskingum, Logan has also previously been head coach at Sewanee.
December 1, 2017 Morris selects Hoffmann from co-coaches Marty Hoffmann was named co-head coach in August when Rob Cushman left Minnesota-Morris for Occidental shortly before camp. He was promoted to the full head coaching job for the 2018 season.
November 28, 2017 Mumme resigns from Belhaven After four seasons and eight wins as head coach at Belhaven, Air Raid guru Hal Mumme is moving on.
November 22, 2017 Anderson coach out after three years John Sala came to Anderson after spending several years as a head coach at the junior college level and did not move the needle for the Ravens, who went 4-26.
November 20, 2017 Milne to take over at Muhlenberg After the illness, then death of beloved longtime head coach Mike Donnelly this fall, offensive coordinator Nate Milne has been promoted to the role.
November 16, 2017 Alma announces coaching change After the Scots slipped to sixth place in the MIAA, the school and coach Greg Pscodna are parting ways.
November 16, 2017 Brown out at Wilkes after winless season Trey Brown's fourth year at Wilkes resulted in an 0-10 record and his departure from the program.
November 16, 2017 PLU coach Scott Westering steps down PLU announced on Wednesday the resignation of head football coach Scott Westering. A member of the PLU Hall of Fame, Westering has been involved with Lute athletics as a student-athlete and a coach. Westering began his tenure on the coaching staff in 1981 and has been the head coach for the last 14 seasons, compiling a record of 73-54.
November 14, 2017 DeWall out as football coach at Endicott Endicott went to the playoffs in 2010 and 2013. But after three consecutive 5-5 seasons, and a 3-7 finish this year, Kevin DeWall is out as head coach.
November 8, 2017 Meet the new Boss at Finlandia Rob Boss will be the head coach at Finlandia next season when the Lions move into the MIAA for football.
October 16, 2017 Scafe to retire; Thomas More announces succession plan At the end of the season, Regis Scafe will retire from Thomas More, and the Saints' next football coach is already on staff.
October 10, 2017 Barry Streeter to retire following season The head coach at Gettysburg since 1978, Barry Streeter has announced that the 2017 season, his 39th, will be his last at the helm of the Bullets. He has been the longest-tenured active Division III coach for four years.
October 10, 2017 Rochester coach stepping down Scott Greene will be stepping down as head coach at the University of Rochester following the season. He's been there since 2006.
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