2017-18 coaching carousel
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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.