Tracking women's basketball head coach hirings

Jill Pace, who was the 2019 West Region Coach of the Year at Pomona-Pitzer, takes over the Tufts program after Carla Berube took the head coaching job at Princeton.
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With more than 400 programs in Division III women's basketball, there are always lots of head coaching moves during the offseason. This page summarizes all the moves, starting with the coaches who left their posts at the end of the 2018-19 season. We have provided links to our coverage or press releases posted to our site by individual schools.

As we discussed in Around the Nation, the number of female head coaches for college sports, including basketball, has dropped since Title IX took effect in 1972. To help track whether that trend applies to Division III basketball we are showing each new coach's gender and prior coaching gig. Of the 47 new head coaches in Division III women's basketball, 29 are female. 

If you spot any coaching changes that we have missed, please let us know by emailing us at

School Previous coach 18-19 New coach Previous school Position M/W
Alma Ryan Clark 15-12 Sami Stormont  Alma  WBB assistant 
Alvernia Sheila Mahoney 3-22 Rayne Reber Rosemont WBB head coach W
Averett Liz Hudy 18-9 Aby Diop Shenandoah WBB assistant W
Bay Path Kirk Murad 1-22        
Bryn Athyn Kayla Felty 3-21        
Cal Lutheran Lindsay Samaniego 9-16  Kelli DiMuro Chaminade HS (Calif.)  WBB head coach 
Calvin  Chuck Winkelman # 12-14 Mark Christner Waynesburg MBB head coach M
CCNY Jamie Angeli 16-11 Michael Williams Simmons WBB head coach M
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Kristen Dowling 24-3 Chanel Murchison William & Mary  WBB assistant W
Colby Brittany Gaetano 10-14 Chenel Harris-Smith St. Francis (N.Y.)  WBB assistant W
Concordia-Moorhead Jessica Rahman 8-17 Kim Wagers  UW-Eau Claire  WBB assistant
Emory & Henry Anne Crutchfield 22-4 Jaclyn Dickens Emory & Henry WBB assistant
George Fox Michael Meek 25-4 Michael Coppolino  Mount St. Mary WBB head coach  M
Geneva  Lori Wynn 4-20 Michael Grinder Pitt.-Titusville  MBB & WBB head coach 
Farmingdale State Chris Mooney 10-17 Mark Dellecave N/A HS Athletic Director M
Fitchburg State Daniel Nagle  9-17  Laura Pierce Wheaton (Mass.)  WBB assistant 
Franciscan Suzy Delaney 2-22 Sean Kirk Bryn Athyn MBB assistant M
Iowa Wesleyan Jack Bruns 5-18 Temaine Wright Millaps WBB assistant M
Macalester Pamela Findlay 6-19 Katie Kollar SUNY-Cobleskill WBB head coach W
Marywood Gabby Holko 13-14        
McDaniel Rick Little * 12-13 Christin Gowan Southern Vermont WBB head coach W
Mount St. Mary Michael Coppolino 23-6 Colleen Ames  Clarkson Interim WBB head coach W
MSOE Katie Nelson 13-13 Hannah Trees  Lake Forest WBB assistant W
Muskingum Beth Fox 1-24 Erin Eaton Catholic WBB assistant W
NVU-Lyndon Sean Lynch 14-12        
Oberlin Kerry Jenkins 15-11 Stephany Dunmyer Virginia Wesleyan WBB head coach 
Olivet Zach Ingles # 8-17  Brittany Berry  Olivet  WBB assistant 
Otterbein Dawn Richardson 16-11 Diana Noles Otterbein WBB assistant W
Penn College Lauren Healy 1-24 Britni Mohney Salem WBB head coach W
Pomona-Pitzer Jill Pace 22-6 Alaina Woo * Pomona-Pitzer WBB assistant W
Randolph Andrea Kendall 5-20 Steve Lanpher Combine Academy (H.S.) WBB head coach M
Rhodes Lauren Sumski 17-12  Rodney Rogan  Nebraska-Omaha  WBB assistant  M
Rockford Jessica Stanek 2-23 Taylor Stinson Rockford MBB assistant M
Rosemont Rayne Reber 24-4 Grace Elliott Amherst  WBB assistant W
Rowan Gabby Lisella 15-11 Demetrius Poles * Rowan WBB assistant M
Salem Britni Mohney 1-24 Quntashea Lewis Mount St. Mary WBB assistant W
Scranton Trevor Woodruff 29-3 Nick DiPillo  Seton Hall  WBB assistant M
Southern Virginia Adam Wardenburg 21-6 Lynette Schroeder Westminster (Utah) WBB assistant coach W
St. Norbert Connie Tilley 11-15 Amanda Leonhard-Perry UW-Green Bay  WBB assistant 
SUNY-Cobleskill Katie Kollar 12-13 Megan Bowman Scotia-Glenville (N.Y.) HS WBB head coach 
Susquehanna Jim Reed 6-18 Gabby Holko  Marywood  WBB head coach W
Swarthmore Renee DeVarney 3-22 Candice Signor-Brown Vassar WBB head coach W
Tufts Carla Berube 28-3 Jill Pace Pomona-Pitzer WBB head coach W
University of Dallas Lacey Burns 2-23 Bri Calver Hendrix WBB assistant W
UW-Platteville Megan Wilson 11-15 Kelly McNiff  UW-Oshkosh WBB assistant W
UW-River Falls Paul Richie * 10-14 Blake DuDonis N/A WNBA scout M
Virginia Wesleyan Stephany Dunmyer 14-12 Liz Hudy Averett  WBB head coach
Vassar Candice Signor-Brown 21-7 Lucia Robinson-Griggs MIT  WBB assistant W
Westminster (Mo.) James Arnold 19-7 Talisha Washington Westminster (Mo.) WBB assistant W
Wheaton (Mass.) Melissa Hodgdon 9-16 Sara Binkhorst Brown WBB assistant W
 # midseason change            
 * interim coach