Tracking men's basketball head coach hirings

Mike McGarvey, on the bench as an assistant coach for Colgate
Mike McGarvey, a All-America selection in 2005 and 2006, returns to Division III as head coach at Lycoming.
Colgate athletics photo

Just about 10 percent of Division III men's basketball programs will have new head coaches this season, as 44 schools made changes this past offseason, including one which changed head coaches twice. Of the 44 new head coaches, 28 (63.6 percent) were most recently assistant men's basketball coaches, and 20 of those 28 were most recently assistants at Division III schools. Twelve were most recently men's basketball head coaches, two of them coming out of retirement or leaving non-coaching work. Two were high school head coaches, one an AAU coach and one was a professional basketball player overseas.

The most prominent changes included Pat Juckem moving from UW-Oshkosh to Washington U. after the retirement of Mark Edwards, Guy Rancourt going from Lycoming to his alma mater of Western Connecticut State, former All-America selection Mike McGarvey taking over at Lycoming and former Birmingham-Southern head coach Mitch Cole returning to D-III as head coach at Berry.

A full list of changes follows, with links to stories where available.

School Previous coach '17-18 New coach Previous school Position
Berry Jeff Rogers 11-18 Mitch Cole Arkansas-Little Rock MBB assistant
Brandeis Brian Meehan 7-18 Jeff Bain Columbia MBB assistant
Brooklyn Rich Micaleff 7-19 Jeff Jean-Baptiste* Brooklyn MBB assistant
Buena Vista Brian Van Haaften 17-9 Todd Lorenson Southwest CC (Iowa) MBB head coach
Chatham Andrew Garcia 7-18 David Richards  Merrimack  MBB assistant 
Clarks Summit Joel Nietz 1-24 Brian Deschaine Grace Christian Academy (Md.) HS head coach
Curry Matt LeVangie 1-24 Joseph Busacca  Manhattanville  MBB assistant 
Eastern Mennonite Kirby Dean 12-15 Melvin Felix Eastern Mennonite MBB assistant
Emmanuel Jamahl Jackson 3-22 Danny Lawson Endicott MBB assistant
FDU-Florham Peter Marion 3-22 Jeff Slanovec  Gettysburg  MBB assistant 
Framingham State Peter Mugar 6-20 Bill Raynor Lesley (see below) MBB head coach
Frostburg State Webb Hatch 11-15 Sean Brown Sr. Pitt-Bradford MBB head coach
Gettysburg George Petrie 7-18 B.J. Dunne Vassar MBB head coach
Illinois College Mike Worrell 8-17 Steve Schweer North Central (Ill.) MBB assistant
Kean Rob Kurzinsky 7-18 Adam Hutchinson Amherst MBB assistant
Lancaster Bible Zach Filzen 23-6 Andrew Wingreen Bethel (Ind.) MBB assistant
Lawrence Chris Kellett * 11-13 Zach Filzen Lancaster Bible MBB head coach
Lesley Chris Giordano 13-14 Bill Raynor Retirement MBB head coach 2017
Lesley Bill Raynor 0-0 Devon Mayo Lesley MBB assistant
Lewis & Clark Dinari Foreman 8-17 Tim McCrory Oberlin MBB assistant
Lycoming Guy Rancourt 19-7 Mike McGarvey Colgate MBB assistant
Macalester Tim Whittle 3-22 Abe Woldeslassie Siena MBB assistant
Marian Mark Boyle 11-14 Drake Diener N/A Pro player (Italy)
New York University Joe Nesci 10-14  Dagan Nelson N/A AAU head coach
Nichols Tom Glynn 25-4 Scott Faucher  Bowdoin  MBB assistant 
Pacific Jerod Gibson * 12-13 Justin Lunt Puget Sound MBB head coach
Penn College Ryan Callahan 3-22 Geoff Hensley Thomas MBB head coach
Penn State-Berks Timothy Redding 2-22 Rich Miller None (hotel manager) ex-MBB head coach
Pfeiffer Jeremy Currier 21-4 Pete Schoch Pfeiffer MBB assistant
Pitt-Bradford Sean Brown Sr. 4-21 Ryan Shay Rochester  MBB assistant 
Puget Sound Justin Lunt 18-7 Aubrey Shelton Lincoln High School (Wash.) HS head coach 
Rhode Island College Michael Byrnes  8-18 Tom Glynn  Nichols  MBB head coach 
Rhodes Mike DeGeorge 13-13 Tyler Papadinis  MIT  MBB assistant 
Salisbury Andy Sachs 18-9 Brian McDermott * Salisbury MBB assistant
Southern Vermont Dan Engelstad 22-6 Brian Johnson  Prince George's CC (Md.)  MBB head coach 
Southern Virginia Tony Caputo 11-14 Greg Winslow Southern Virginia MBB assistant
St. Mary's (Minn.) Jamison Rusthoven 1-24 Joe Fano  North Park  MBB assistant 
Thomas Geoff Hensley 14-12 Joe Scheuers  Earlham  MBB assistant 
Thomas More Drew Cooper 23-6 Justin Ray Mount St. Joseph MBB assistant
UW-Oshkosh Pat Juckem 25-8 Matt Lewis * UW-Oshkosh MBB assistant
UW-Stout Eddie Andrist 8-17 Brian Lake Ferris State MBB assistant
Vassar B.J. Dunne 9-17 Ryan Mee Davidson MBB assistant
Washington U. Mark Edwards 22-4 Pat Juckem UW-Oshkosh MBB head coach
Western Connecticut Jason Harlow * 14-13 Guy Rancourt Lycoming MBB head coach
Worcester State David Lindberg 3-22 Travis Hundley Keene State MBB assistant
* Indicates interim hire