2019-20 coaching carousel
July 9, 2021 Winter up next at Wartburg With Rick Willis taking a vice president role on the Wartburg campus, his assistant, Chris Winter, will begin the new day for the Knights.
May 5, 2021 Duncan once again D-III head coach After a stint as offensive coordinator at Berry, Rich Duncan is back in the D-III head coaching ranks and will take over Rhodes for the fall 2021 season.
March 4, 2021 DuFrane gets next crack at kick-starting Finlandia The young program at Finlandia has almost had more head coaches than wins in its five-season tenure, but the fourth head coach in the program's history is Mike DuFrane, who started on a national title team at Whitewater and has coached at Carthage, Dubuque and Marietta among others.
February 13, 2021 Knox brings alumnus back Aaron Willits, who has been offensive coordinator at Concordia-Moorhead, will be returning to Knox, as head coach at his alma mater.
January 25, 2021 Fox named the 30th head coach at Maryville Ben Fox, offensive coordinator at Centre College in Danville, Ky., will be the next head football coach at Maryville College. Fox's has been a coach of nationally ranked offenses at two Division III schools and an all-conference quarterback and defensive back at another.
January 12, 2021 Rhodes names James interim head coach After four seasons at Rhodes and 25 years in the profession, Jim Ryan resigned, and assistant Travis James was elevated to lead the Lynx for the 2021 spring season.
January 10, 2021 Bachtel returns to coach Howard Payne Jason Bachtel, a former Howard Payne quarterback and graduate assistant, is returning as head coach. He takes over four weeks before the Yellowjackets' season starts.
January 5, 2021 Clark announces he'll retire Bridgewater has been coached by Mike Clark for the past quarter-century. This spring season will be his 26th and last as the leader of the Eagles and the school announced who will follow him.
December 9, 2020 Cap hires alum of crosstown rival An Amherst alum coaching at Williams? Hampden-Sydney hiring a Randolph-Macon grad? That hardly seems possible. But at Capital, let's just say coach Brian Foos will know the Otterbein rivalry really well.
October 9, 2020 Rusiewicz out as Guilford coach In this strangest of seasons, Guilford changes coaches in October, with Chris Rusiewicz out after nine seasons and an assistant promoted to take his place on an interim basis.
March 30, 2020 Adams returns home to coach alma mater Cleive Adams will make a relatively short journey from Averett, where he has been the head coach for the past six years, to Ferrum, where he played and was an assistant coach.
March 30, 2020 Henry promoted after Adams' departure Averett announced the promotion of long-time assistant Patrick Henry to head coach of the Cougars' football program on Monday as Cleive Adams left to take over the head coaching spot at Ferrum.
March 23, 2020 Grant gets promoted at Coast Guard C.C. Grant, who has spent 21 seasons at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as a coordinator, will replace Bill George, who retired after last season.
March 2, 2020 Grande steps down as coach at Ferrum Rob Grande is out after four seasons as head coach at Ferrum, moving to a Division I program which already has a good Division III influence.
February 15, 2020 Fitzpatrick changes SUNY addresses Curt Fitzpatrick, a St. John Fisher graduate and head coach at Morrisville State since 2013, will be moving to Cortland, where he replaces longtime head coach Dan McNeill.
February 13, 2020 Robertson has interim tag removed; named coach at FDU Jimmy Robertson, a Division III football alum, got word this week that he would indeed get the promotion and will be head coach at FDU-Florham for the 2020 season.
February 10, 2020 Carter named football coach at Millsaps Isaac Carter, a former Division III assistant, becomes a head coach for the first time, at Millsaps.
February 8, 2020 Janus moving up at UW-La Crosse Matt Janus, who has been the defensive coordinator at UW-La Crosse for the past three seasons, just got a promotion.
February 7, 2020 Opgenorth named Oberlin football coach Oberlin associate vice president for athletics advancement athletic director Natalie Winkelfoos announced the appointment of Steve Opgenorth as head football coach. Opgenorth comes to Oberlin after spending five seasons at nearby Baldwin Wallace, most recently serving as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks' coach in 2019.
February 4, 2020 Juniata hires away Muhlenberg assistant Josh Carter, a two-time D3football.com All-America selection and Muhlenberg's special teams coach, has been hired as head coach at Juniata.
February 4, 2020 Wildcats bring alumni back home to coach Andrew Maddox will be Louisiana College's sixth head coach in the program's 21-year history, as he replaces a fellow alumnus at the helm of the Wildcats.
February 3, 2020 Gettysburg's new coach inked from Penn Maurice Banks, a Division I FCS assistant coach with Ivy League and Patriot League experience, has been named head coach at Gettysburg, which is coming off consecutive 1-9 season.
February 2, 2020 Louisiana College coach leaves alma mater Justin Charles, who spent three seasons as head coach at his alma mater, left Louisiana College to take a high school job.
February 2, 2020 Sul Ross assistant moves cross country Tyler Card was named head coach at Greensboro, making him the sixth head football coach in the program's 24-year history.
January 29, 2020 WPI assistant to get head coaching job Scott Sperone, the defensive coordinator at WPI, will get his first head coaching position, as he'll replace Jim McGuire at the helm of Fitchburg State.
January 28, 2020 Wheaton names new head football coach Jesse Scott, a 2009 graduate of Wheaton and a D3football.com first-team All-America selection as a Thunder offensive lineman, gets the call to follow Mike Swider as Wheaton's coach.
January 22, 2020 Dartt gets call to follow Kehres The new Mount Union coach not only comes from the family, but from the current coaching staff, as offensive coordinator Geoff Dartt will take over for Vince Kehres as head coach of the Purple Raiders.
January 21, 2020 Kelley retired; Rosenbaum promoted at Framingham Framingham State offensive coordinator Aynsley Rosenbaum was named head coach of the Rams, as announced by FSU athletic director Tom Kelley, the man he replaced.
January 17, 2020 Anderson to step down as Yeomen head coach Oberlin athletic director Natalie Winkelfoos announced football coach Jay Anderson has stepped down from his position to become the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Division II Notre Dame (Ohio).
January 15, 2020 Millsaps coach becomes full-time AD Aaron Pelch has been the interim athletic director as well as football coach at Millsaps for more than a year, but in 2020, he will focus on just one of those roles.
January 13, 2020 Kehres leaving Mount Union for Toledo Mount Union head coach Vince Kehres is heading to Division I University of Toledo as an assistant coach, with a yet-to-be-announced defensive coaching position. In addition, his father and predecessor, athletic director Larry Kehres, will be taking a buyout from the school.
January 6, 2020 Wash U alumnus returns home to coach Aaron Keen, who helped lead Eastern Michigan to a bowl game under former D-III head coach Chris Creighton, is coming back to D-III and Washington University in St. Louis as head football coach.
January 3, 2020 Carroll picks up coach from conference rival Mike Budziszewski, most recently offensive coordinator at Millikin, moves to Carroll, which is looking to move up the standings in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
January 2, 2020 DePauw names Dietz to lead football program Brett Dietz, DePauw's offensive coordinator the last six seasons and an assistant coach since 2010, has been selected as the Tigers' head football coach
December 27, 2019 Barnes selected to lead Grinnell football program The Pioneers plan to field a football team in 2020, and will do so under a veteran of many coaching stops.
December 23, 2019 Hensell named Franklin's football coach A 2005 graduate of Franklin, Hensell returns to campus after spending the last five seasons on staff at Buffalo. Since graduating from Franklin, Hensell's 15-year journey to the head position at his alma mater has included stints across Divisions I and III.
December 20, 2019 Lamker '97 named Augsburg football head coach MINNEAPOLIS -- Derrin Lamker '97, an Augsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame member who has become one of the top high school football coaches in Minnesota, will return to his alma mater as the 15th head coach in Augsburg football history, the university announced on Friday.
December 17, 2019 Aker to lead Lawrence football program Tony Aker, a UW-Stevens Point graduate who had been serving as the interim head coach during Carroll's coaching search, takes over the leadership of the Vikings for 2020.
December 13, 2019 Treske tabbed to lead Warriors football program WLC alumnus Eric Treske returns to campus after five seasons at Lakeland to take over the head coaching job.
December 12, 2019 Salve Regina assistant hired at Hiram Hiram announced the appointment of Jack Mrozinski Jr. as the 32nd head coach of the Hiram Terriers football program. Mrozinski joins the Terriers from Salve Regina, where he served as the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.
December 12, 2019 Matt named TLU head football coach SEGUIN, Texas – Ricky Matt, Texas Lutheran University's assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator, has accepted the university's offer to become the 22nd head football coach in program history.
December 12, 2019 Gustafson announces retirement as TLU head coach SEGUIN, Texas -- Carl Gustafson, a two-time American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year, is retiring as head football coach of the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs.
December 10, 2019 Wheaton's Swider announces his retirement After nearly 40 years at Wheaton College, 35 on staff and 24 as head coach, Mike Swider announced his retirement on Tuesday.
December 9, 2019 La Crosse coach takes job in Division II Mike Schmidt, an alumnus of UW-La Crosse who spent four years as the Eagles' head football coach, is moving on to become a head coach at the Division II level.
December 5, 2019 Wisconsin Lutheran's founding coach steps back down Dennis Miller, who coached the first 13 seasons of Wisconsin Lutheran football and the past six, has stepped down again, this time for good.
December 4, 2019 MacNeill announces retirement from Cortland After 23 seasons and six trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs, Dan MacNeill has announced he will no longer be head football coach at Cortland.
December 3, 2019 Burke out after two seasons at Gettysburg Kevin Burke, a 1990 graduate of Gettysburg who was promoted from within when Barry Streeter retired, will no longer be the Bullets' head coach.
December 1, 2019 McGuire out at Fitchburg State Jim McGuire, who went from interim coach in February 2018 to having his interim tag removed in October 2018, left his job at the end of the 2019 season.
November 22, 2019 Cullen announces retirement from Worcester State Brien Cullen retires after 37 years at the helm of Worcester State football, and is the only head coach the Lancers have ever had since the program transitioned to full varsity status at the start of the 1985 season.
November 22, 2019 Robertson named interim coach at FDU-Florham FDU-Florham coach Brian Surace is out, and his assistant, former RPI quarterback Jimmy Robertson, has been named the interim coach.
November 21, 2019 Leonard steps down after 17 years at Franklin Mike Leonard, who led Franklin to nine trips to the NCAA playoffs and five wins in that span, is stepping down from his head coaching position.
November 19, 2019 Brautigam will not return to Cornell Vince Brautigam will not return as Cornell’s head football coach after leading the program the past 10 seasons, it was announced.
November 19, 2019 DePauw's Bill Lynch announces retirement After eight years as head coach, including the past seven, DePauw football coach Bill Lynch has announced his retirement. He goes out having won the Monon Bell back from archrival Wabash.
November 19, 2019 Launtz retires from coaching at Juniata Tim Launtz, a 1980 graduate of Juniata and head coach since 2011, will be offered another job at the college.
November 18, 2019 Haege stepping down as coach at Augsburg After 15 seasons, Frank Haege is leaving Augsburg. The Auggies were 2-8 this season, but won their season finale, the game with Hamline for The Hammer.
November 12, 2019 Coast Guard coach announces retirement Coast Guard Academy head football coach Bill George announced that Saturday's game against Merchant Marine for the Secretaries' Cup will be his last as he will retire at the end of the academic year.
November 7, 2019 Lawrence begins national search for head coach Lawrence expects to name a head coach in the near future
September 11, 2019 Wash U's Kindbom to retire after 2019 season Larry Kindbom, the active coach with the fifth-most wins in Division III football history, has announced that the Bears' 2019 season will be his last.
January 1, 2019 2018-19 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves, with surprise departures and jobs changing hands.
January 2, 2018 2017-18 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves, with surprise departures and jobs changing hands.
January 1, 2017 2016-17 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the 2016-17 offseason head coaching moves.
December 1, 2015 2015-16 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves.
December 31, 2014 2014-15 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves.
August 1, 2014 2013-14 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves.
2012-13 coaching carousel Get up to date on all of the offseason head coaching moves.