2015-16 coaching carousel
May 3, 2016 Alumnus from Simpson's glory days returns In the mid-1990s, Simpson had a two-year run that included a trip to the national quarterfinals. Matt Jeter, a starter at cornerback in those years, has returned to the program to take over as head coach.
April 21, 2016 Puckhaber named coach at St. Lawrence Dan Puckhaber, an assistant coach at St. Lawrence, was the acting head coach after Mark Raymond left for Williams and was given the job going forward.
April 5, 2016 Hamline promotes from within, adds former D-III coach Defensive coordinator Chip Taylor was promoted to head coach at Hamline, while Jim Zebrowski, a former D-I assistant, former offensive coordinator at UW-Whitewater and former D-III head coach, was brought on as an assistant.
March 28, 2016 Raeburn leaves Wabash for Savannah State Erik Raeburn, who won 78 games in eight seasons at Wabash, is taking on a significant challenge with an FCS program which has one win in three seasons. The Little Giants have announced that offensive coordinator Don Morel will take over.
March 26, 2016 Hamline coach, alum moves to Capital After three years of tilting at windmills such as St. Thomas and St. John's, Chad Rogosheske will take on an even tougher task: coaching in the same conference as Mount Union.
March 16, 2016 Assistant promoted at East Texas Baptist Joshua Eargle resigned after three seasons at East Texas Baptist, handing over the reins to assistant coach Scotty Walden. Eargle left ETBU to take a position at Division I FCS Austin Peay as run coordinator and offensive line coach.
February 24, 2016 Raymond named head football coach at Williams Mark Raymond, who led St. Lawrence to the playoffs twice, will be giving that all up to go to the NESCAC.
February 5, 2016 La Crosse brings alum back from Platteville Mike Schmidt, a two-sport athlete for the Eagles a decade ago, was defensive coordinator at UW-Platteville for one season and will return to UW-La Crosse to try to turn the program around.
February 4, 2016 Lichten named UNE's first coach Mike Lichten, who left Becker earlier this week following the best season in school history, will take over another building project as the first coach at University of New England.
February 1, 2016 Becker staff leaves after program's best season Coming off a 2015 season in which Becker set a program record for wins, Hawks coach Mike Lichten is leaving the college, D3sports.com has learned.
January 30, 2016 Methodist coach resigns Methodist announced on Friday afternoon that C.J. Goss had resigned after three seasons at the Monarchs' head football coach.
January 30, 2016 Springfield elevates offensive coordinator Mike Cerasulo, who has been the offensive coordinator at Springfield throughout their run of rushing titles, is now just the fifth head coach at the program in the past 70 years.
January 29, 2016 Southern Virginia changes coaches again Joe DuPaix, who has been BYU's recruiting coordinator and running backs coach for the past two seasons, will be the next person in charge at Southern Virginia.
January 27, 2016 Alumnus returns to bring hope to Hope With seven state titles and a career based in western Michigan under his belt already, Peter Stuursma was a natural choice to try to bring Hope football out of the MIAA basement.
January 18, 2016 Sears selected to lead Benedictine After serving the past three years as the offensive coordinator at nearby Wheaton College, Josiah Sears has been tabbed as head football coach at Benedictine University
January 15, 2016 Jensen to lead Manchester football program Nate Jensen, a former Manchester assistant coach who has been defensive coordinator at Alma for the past four years, has been named head coach at Manchester.
January 9, 2016 Larson comes from Duluth to take over UW-EC UW-Eau Claire has announced the hiring of Dan Larson as the head football coach. Larson has been the offensive coordinator at nationally ranked NCAA Division II Minnesota-Duluth the past three seasons.
January 4, 2016 Allegheny tabs Hammer head coach B.J. Hammer steps in at the moribund Allegheny football program after guiding the Wabash defense for five seasons.
January 3, 2016 Grande named Ferrum football coach Rob Grande, an assistant coach at Emory & Henry, got the nod to replace Dave Harper at Ferrum.
January 2, 2016 Wash U assistant named head coach at Rhodes Washington University defensive coordinator Jim Ryan, named the AFCA's assistant coach of the year, is an assistant coach no longer.
December 21, 2015 After 24 seasons in D-III, Hiram's coach resigns Hiram has announced the resignation of Randy Moore as head coach of the Terriers football team, effective immediately. He led the team to a 9-11 mark the past two seasons, Hiram's best seasons since 1988.
December 21, 2015 Audino steps down at Union Union announces John Audino's 'retirement' but notes he will pursue other coaching opportunities.
December 17, 2015 Kelton resigns at Williams In six years, Aaron Kelton's Ephs have slid from undefeated NESCAC champs to 2-6 also-rans, and he stepped down this week.
December 10, 2015 Kreps steps down as Hope football coach Dean Kreps has stepped down from the Hope football program after 30 seasons, including the past 21 as head coach. His 109 wins are the second-most in program history.
December 10, 2015 Rhodes coach moves on to Millikin After spending five seasons turning around the Rhodes football program, Dan Gritti will take on another challenge: turning around a Millikin program which has won 16 games in five seasons.
December 10, 2015 Cooper retires as longest-tenured Benedictine coach Jon Cooper, head football coach at Benedictine for 11 years has announced his retirement. Cooper was the longest tenured and winningest coach in school history
December 7, 2015 Griffith steps down from football role, moves into advancement office Manchester announced Monday, Dec. 7, that Shannon Griffith, longtime head football coach, is moving into a new role.
December 4, 2015 Hallett leaves Heidelberg for D-I job The Coaching Carousel involves Division I as well. Matt Campbell went from Toledo to Iowa State. Fellow Mount Union grad Jason Candle replaced him and hired Heidelberg head coach Mike Hallett as an assistant, and the Berg promoted from within.
December 1, 2015 Dettwiler out at UW-La Crosse After Joel Dettwiler's teams got 16 wins in five seasons, the Eagles are looking for someone new in the position.
December 1, 2015 McDaniel tabs Dailey as next head football coach Mike Dailey has been named McDaniel's head football coach. Dailey, the 25th head coach in the storied 121-year history of Green Terror football, takes over the reins after serving as an assistant on the staff for the last seven seasons.
November 20, 2015 Baudendistel steps down at Hanover Steve Baudendistel has resigned as head coach of Hanover's football team after a second consecutive 2-8 season.
November 19, 2015 DeLong retires after 201 career wins Mike DeLong, a 32-year head coach at Springfield, the school where Amos Alonzo Stagg got his start, is calling it a career.
November 19, 2015 Etherton resigns as Millikin coach Patrick Etherton, a former Millikin player, student assistant and assistant coach, has resigned after five seasons at the helm of the Big Blue.
November 19, 2015 Harper resigns after five years as Ferrum head coach Dave Harper, who spent 20 years as an assistant as Ferrum, 10 years as associate head coach, is out after five years in the top job. His teams went 3-17 the past two seasons.
November 19, 2015 McDaniel coach out after 19 consecutive losses Mike Hoyt, who coached McDaniel for the past four seasons, was not able to return the Green Terror to respectability.
November 19, 2015 Southern Virginia lets coach go Two offseasons ago, Jason Walker was the second of two head coaches Southern Virginia hired. This week, Walker was let go as well.
November 19, 2015 Thiel coach steps down Kurt Reiser resigned as head football coach at Thiel. A 15-year member of the coaching staff, Reiser's Tomcats were 15-55 under his tenure.
November 18, 2015 Lebanon Valley coach retiring; successor named Having brought Dutchmen football back to respectability in his second stint at the helm, Jim Monos is calling it a career this offseason and the school will promote from within.
November 17, 2015 Staker replaces Staker as Coe coach Steve Staker is stepping down after a long coaching career at Coe, including eight years as head coach. His son, Tyler Staker, will replace him.
November 17, 2015 Eau Claire relieves Glaser of coaching duties After a 3-27 mark in the past three seasons, UW-Eau Claire is looking for a fresh start for its football program.
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October 28, 2015 Allegheny coach to retire Allegheny head football coach Mark Matlak has announced his retirement, effective at the conclusion of the 2015 season. He's the longest-tenured coach in program history.
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