2016-17 coaching carousel
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.
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 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.
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
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
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 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 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.