2019 coaching carousel
November 5, 2019 Robinson announces retirement Glenn Robinson, the winningest men's basketball coach in NCAA Division III history with 967 victories at Franklin & Marshall, has announced he is stepping down, effective today.
September 17, 2019 Nick Giard named head men's basketball coach at Kalamazoo College Giard was an assistant coach at Williams College the past two seasons.
September 16, 2019 Hixon taking sabbatical from Amherst Getting a sabbatical from coaching is fairly rare in college basketball, slightly less so at the Division III level, but David Hixon will be taking this season off, Hoopsville and D3sports.com have learned. More details inside.
September 12, 2019 Lisella leaving bench at Rowan Gabby Lisella retired from her position as head women’s basketball coach at Rowan University where she set the program record for career victories with 245.
August 23, 2019 Former Norwich coach returns to D3 Steve Lanpher, who led the Norwich women to postseason success more than a decade ago, has returned to Division III to coach the Randolph College women's program.
August 16, 2019 Manhattanville hires Baruch alumnus The Valiants will have a new head men's basketball coach when they return to the Skyline Conference this fall. Chris Alesi replaces Pat Scanlon who took a high school job in Connecticut.
August 8, 2019 From Moravian to Montclair Justin Potts, who has the only two 20-win seasons in 84 seasons of Moravian College men's basketball, left his alma mater to take the head coaching job at Montclair State.
August 7, 2019 Pioneers pick UWO assistant UW-Platteville will try to kick start the rebuild of its women's basketball program by hiring Kelly McNiff who won WIAC titles as a player and coach at UW-Oshkosh.
August 1, 2019 Maranatha Baptist changes head men's coach Keith Salscheider, who led the Sabercats to 83 wins in seven seasons, has stepped down and will be replaced by his former player Joel Borchardt.
August 1, 2019 Signor-Brown goes to Garnet Candice Signor-Brown, who led Vassar to the NCAA Tournament four times, will be the next head women's basketball coach at Swarthmore.
July 30, 2019 Rosemont hires Amherst assistant Rosemont hired Amherst assistant Grace Elliott to do double duty as its head women's basketball coach and Sports Information Coordinator.
July 26, 2019 Jeremy Reigle tabbed to lead Rockford men Rockford University announced the hiring of Jeremy Reigle as its next head men's basketball coach. Reigle was previously the head coach at former D3 member Presentation.
July 23, 2019 WIAC assistant takes over at Houghton Houghton hired UW-River Falls assistant coach Lance Westberg to lead it's men's basketball team. He takes over for Corky McMullen who stepped down from the position in June.
July 22, 2019 Cal Lutheran turns over both coaches Cal Lutheran lost its head men's and women's basketball coaches to other colleges and quickly filled the vacancies with alums coaching at the high school level.
July 16, 2019 Smith goes back to Big Blue Kalamazoo head men's basketball coach Jay Smith is returning to Division I Michigan to join Juwan Howard's staff as the Wolverines' director of player personnel and development.
July 15, 2019 Colby picks D1 assistant to lead women Colby named Chenel Harris-Smith as its new head women's basketball coach. This will be her first foray into Division III basketball after playing and coaching at the D1 level.
July 12, 2019 Cyclones spinning through another change Centenary (N.J.) is changing its men's basketball head coach for the fifth time since 2012. Jason Geleski will be the Cyclones' new head coach, replacing Damian Pitts.
July 11, 2019 Metcalf-Filzen returns to Carleton Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who is the only coach with a winning record in Carleton women's basketball history is returning to lead the Knights' program after a nine-year hiatus.
July 10, 2019 Arcadia chooses Albright alum to lead program Arcadia hired former Albright player and assistant coach Adam Van Zelst to lead its men's program after Justin Scott took an assistant job at Division I St. Joseph's (Pa.).
July 9, 2019 Susquehanna replaces Reed Susquehanna hired Marywood head coach Gabby Holko as its new head women's basketball coach after Jim Reed stepped down to join Trevor Woodruff's staff at Division I Bucknell.
July 3, 2019 Dowling rides the Wave to D1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Kristen Dowling is the fifth Division III head coach to make the jump to a D1 job this offseason. She was named the head coach at Pepperdine.
July 1, 2019 Simmons coach lands at CCNY After Simmons decided to disband its women's basketball program, the Sharks' head coach Michael Williams found a new home at City College of New York.
July 1, 2019 Clarkson interim coach finds permanent home Colleen Ames, who was Clarkson's interim head coach last season, will be the new head coach at Mount St. Mary.
June 27, 2019 Cardinals' Curle migrates south Plattsburgh State head coach Tom Curle, who led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament nine times, is leaving Upstate New York to become William Peace University's Athletic Director.
June 27, 2019 Tufts will play with Pace next season Tufts is bringing former assistant coach Jill Pace back from the west coast to lead its women's basketball program.
June 23, 2019 CCNY fills men's coaching post CCNY filled its men's head coaching vacancy, hiring former John Jay assistant Sean Clores to lead the Beavers' program.
June 21, 2019 Wheaton hires Bowdoin All-American as coach Wheaton (Mass.) brought Sara Binkhorst back to Division III where she was an All-American guard at Bowdoin. She will be the Lyons' new head women's basketball coach, replacing Melissa Hodgdon.
June 14, 2019 SUNY Cobleskill coach heads west to Macalester For the second consecutive off season, Macalester selected a head coach from a distant Division III school to lead its women's program. Katie Kollar replaces Pamela Findlay who resigned in April.
June 13, 2019 Nichols names Army assistant to be new coach For the second off season in a row, Nichols men's basketball followed a successful season with a coaching change. The Bison hired Army West Point assistant Brandon Linton to replace Scott Faucher who moved to Division II Assumption College.
June 12, 2019 Rhodes names Rogan as its new head coach Rodney Rogan led the Millsaps men on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament more than a decade ago. Now he'll try to do the same with the Rhodes women as their head coach.
June 12, 2019 Lady Royals dub Seton Hall assistant next head coach Nick DiPillo, who spent the last five seasons at Division I Seton Hall, will move a little farther west to take the reins of the University of Scranton's women's program.
June 9, 2019 Cobbers choose UWEC assistant Concordia-Moorhead named UW-Eau Claire lead assistant Kim Wagers as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces Jessica Rahman who retired in April.
June 6, 2019 Averett hires Diop as next coach Averett selected one former Mary Washington player to replace another as its head women's basketball coach.
June 5, 2019 Hobart names Thompson head coach Stefan Thompson, who was an All-American guard and assistant coach at Hobart, will be the Statesmen's next head men's basketball coach.
May 30, 2019 Franciscan turns to Bryn Athyn assistant The Barons selected Sean Kirk as their new head women's basketball coach, replacing Suzanne Delaney who went 32-137 in seven seasons in Steubenville.
May 29, 2019 Berube gone to D-I After a 17-year career in which she turned the Tufts women's basketball program into a title contender, Carla Berube is heading to Princeton.
May 28, 2019 Salem switches coaches Salem College hired Quntashea Lewis, who was one of the Spirits' most successful players, as its new head coach. She replaces Britni Mohney who was named head coach at Penn College.
May 24, 2019 Kuykendall switches to Southwestern Conner Kuykendall is leaving Schreiner but staying in the SCAC to become the next head coach at Southwestern. The Mountaineers and Pirates finished within a game of each other last season.
May 23, 2019 Alma promotes assistant to head coach Sami Stormont was Alma's interim head coach briefly during the school's last two coaching changes. Now she'll be the Scots' new head coach.
May 23, 2019 From JHU to BVU: Beavers name new coach Buena Vista named Johns Hopkins assistant head coach Trevor Johnson as its new head coach. He replaces Todd Lorenson who left the University after one season to become the head coach at NAIA Mount Marty.
May 22, 2019 Greensboro promotes from within After Bryan Galuski left his positions as Greensboro's Athletic Director and head men's basketball coach, the College promoted associate head coach Jim Cantamessa to lead the basketball program.
May 17, 2019 Southern Virginia swaps coaches Adam Wardenburg moved from the Southern Virginia women's program to the men's, where he'll be the new head coach. Alumna Lynette Schroeder fills the vacancy on the women's side.
May 17, 2019 Marlins reel in Hudy as next coach Virginia Wesleyan lured Liz Hudy from Averett, where she built the Cougars into conference title contenders, to be its next head women's basketball coach.
May 14, 2019 Scheuers returns to Earlham Earlham head coach Jason Polykoff returned to his former position at a high school in the Philadelphia suburbs so Joe Scheuers is returning to lead the Quakers' program.
May 10, 2019 Reber takes reins in program rebuild Alvernia hired last season's CSAC Coach of the Year to rebuild the Golden Wolves' women's basketball program.
May 10, 2019 Calvin leads alum back to lead the Knights Bill Sall, who was a two-time All-American at Calvin, is leaving his job as head coach at Division II Northwood to take over the Knight's men's program.
May 9, 2019 Conn College turns to Sweeney Connecticut College hired Hobart head coach Tim Sweeney to lead its men's basketball program back to relevance in the NESCAC. The Camels are winless in the conference since 2017.
May 9, 2019 Gowan named head women's basketball coach Christin Gowan, who went 10-41 in two seasons at Southern Vermont, has been named McDaniel College's head women's basketball coach.
May 8, 2019 Va Wes coach decides to go Yeo Virginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmyer is returning to the conference where she thrived as a player to lead the Oberlin Yeowomen's program.
May 7, 2019 Muskingum names Erin Eaton head coach of women's basketball Erin Eaton, who was the head coach at Pitt-Greensburg for seven seasons and an assistant at OAC rival Baldwin Wallace, will lead the Muskies' program.
May 4, 2019 Lewis gets to keep job Matt Lewis, the interim head coach of the UW-Oshkosh men's basketball team this past season, led the Titans to the national title. But he still had to apply for his own job, and he got it.
May 3, 2019 UW-River Falls hires former D1 assistant Blake DuDonis' resume includes several positions in and around women's basketball -- D1 assistant, SEC broadcaster, WNBA scout. Now he can add head coach to that list.
April 30, 2019 Rahman retires from Concordia-Moorhead Jessica Rahman, who was the most successful player and coach in Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball history, announced her retirement.
April 30, 2019 Sewanee's Hedgepeth heads to alma mater After leading Sewanee to the NCAA Tournament, Mick Hedgepeth stepped down to take a position at Division I Belmont. His assistant Brian Emerson will take over as the Tigers' head coach.
April 29, 2019 Thompson heads to Wasps' hive After spending three seasons in way Upstate New York, Ben Thompson is headed back home to Southwest Virginia to become the next head men's basketball coach at Emory and Henry.
April 26, 2019 Bruins look to the Sky(line) for next coach Michael Coppolino will move from Newburgh (N.Y.) where he led Mount St. Mary back to prominence in the Skyline to Newburg (Ore.) where he'll be charged with keeping George Fox as national title contenders.
April 25, 2019 Logie leaves Whitworth Matt Logie, who won 194 games in eight seasons at Whitworth, is leaving Division III, with his longtime assistant taking over.
April 25, 2019 Blue Jays promote assistant to lead women's program After Westminster (Mo.) head women's basketball coach James Arnold left the College for an athletic director position, the school named assistant coach Talisha Washington as his replacement.
April 25, 2019 Woodruff leaving Lady Royals Trevor Woodruff, who led Scranton to the 2019 national semifinals, is leaving Division III to become the next head coach at Division I Bucknell. He is the third D-III women's head coach to take a Division I job this offseason.
April 24, 2019 Christner comes home to Calvin After coaching the Waynesburg men for seven seasons, Mark Christner is returning to his alma mater to become the Knights' new head women's basketball coach.
April 23, 2019 Hinz takes over at alma mater Josh Hinz, a two-time D3hoops.com All-America selection at Beloit and the program's all-time leading scorer, will be the next head coach of the Buccaneers men's basketball program he used to play for.
April 22, 2019 Clark returns to Alma men Less than 13 months after Alma named Ryan Clark as its head women's basketball coach, the College picked him to fill the men's head coaching vacancy. He replaces Sam Hargraves who moved to Olivet.
April 22, 2019 Off Rhodes: Sumski goes D1 Lauren Sumski, who is the only person to win an SAA championship as a player and coach, is leaving Rhodes to become the head coach at Division I Lipscomb.
April 19, 2019 Richardson retires at Otterbein A series of moves in the Otterbein athletics department included Connie Richardson stepping down from her head coaching position after 28 seasons.Her assistant Diana Noles will take over the program.
April 18, 2019 St. Norbert selects D1 assistant Making its first women's basketball coaching hire in more than four decades, St. Norbert College selected UW-Green Bay assistant coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry to lead its program.
April 17, 2019 Clark picks Ivy League assistant Clark selected Brown University assistant coach Tyler Simms to lead the Cougars' men's program back into contention in the NEWMAC. He replaces Paul Phillips who retired at the end of last season.
April 17, 2019 Salisbury brings Williams back to lead program Salisbury hired former assistant Maurice Williams as its new head men's basketball coach. Williams was an assistant on the 2015 Sea Gulls team that won the CAC title.
April 13, 2019 Catholic chooses Kelly to lead program Aaron Kelly, who coached at nearby Division I George Mason under former Williams coach Dave Paulsen, will be the next head coach at his alma mater, replacing Steve Howes who resigned.
April 11, 2019 Blackburn promotes young alum Austin Kirby, a 2017 graduate of Blackburn, will be coaching his former teammates in October of 2019 after Steve Kollar left for Concordia-Chicago.
April 11, 2019 Former Schreiner coach hired at Iowa Wesleyan Temaine Wright, who coached at Schreiner for five seasons, will be the next women's basketball head coach for the Tigers, replacing Jack Bruns who went 9-38 in two seasons.
April 11, 2019 Vraney resigns Beloit men's basketball post Brian Vraney has resigned from his post after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Buccaneer men's basketball program. Beloit was 8-17 this past season.
April 9, 2019 North Central gets coach from UMAC foe The Rams found a Minnesota native and former 26-year-old college basketball head coach to take over their program.
April 9, 2019 Airy to lead Aurora men’s basketball program Aurora today announced the hiring of Matt Airy, a Division III assistant coach, as head coach of the Spartans men's basketball program.
April 7, 2019 Alvernia coach out after four seasons Sheila Mahony came to Alvernia as a head coach four years ago and left 17 wins later.
April 5, 2019 St. Vincent hires new men's coach St. Vincent promoted assistant coach and business professor Dr. Terrance Smith to head men's basketball coach, replacing D.P. Harris who took a head coaching job in Florida.
April 4, 2019 Kimbrough returns to the ODAC Hampden-Sydney needed a new men's basketball coach and went with someone slightly less on the inside, as the Tigers will now be coached by Guilford alumnus Caleb Kimbrough. He was most recently men's basketball coach at Huntingdon.
April 3, 2019 Promotions lead to changes at E&H Emory & Henry women's basketball coach Anne Crutchfield was named the school's permanent Athletic Director, so Jaclyn Dickens will be the Wasps' new head coach.
April 2, 2019 Geneva grabs Grinder as next coach The Golden Tornadoes hired Michael Grinder as their next head women's basketball coach. Grinder comes from Pitt-Titusville where he coached men's and women's basketball teams last season.
April 2, 2019 Knox hires Green Mountain coach Knox named Ben Davis as its new head men's basketball coach. Davis spent last season as the head coach at former Division III member Green Mountain College, which is closing at the end of the semester.
March 29, 2019 Hargraves changes MIAA address After eight seasons as Alma's head coach, Sam Hargraves will take over another MIAA program. He was named the new head coach at Olivet College.
March 28, 2019 Olivet drops interim tag from women's head coach Brittany Berry took over the head women's basketball coaching role at Olivet in early January on an interim basis, and will stay on for 2019-20.
March 28, 2019 Kollar named CUC men's basketball coach Steve Kollar has been appointed the 21st head coach in Concordia University Chicago men's basketball history. Kollar comes to Concordia Chicago following a four year stint as head coach at Blackburn University.
March 27, 2019 George Fox coach jumps to D-I Michael Meek has become the fifth Division III women's basketball head coach to jump directly to a Division I head coaching job in a little more than 24 months, as the George Fox coach will make a short trip to the University of Portland.
March 26, 2019 One Moore season at Wooster Steve Moore announced that the 2019-20 season will be his last as the head of the Fighting Scots men's basketball program before he turns over the reins to associate head coach Doug Cline. Press release courtesy of Wooster athletics.
March 25, 2019 Winters is coming to Otterbein Andy Winters is staying in the Columbus area and the OAC for his next job. Otterbein named the Capital University men's assistant as its next head coach.
March 19, 2019 Howes resigns at Catholic Catholic University announced Steve Howes' resignation as the head coach of the Cardinals' men's basketball program. Howes went 278-138 over 15 seasons with four conference titles.
March 16, 2019 Calver takes over Crusaders' program The University of Dallas named Hendrix assistant coach Bri Calver as its new head women's basketball coach.
March 14, 2019 Jenkins steps down at Oberlin Kerry Jenkins, who led the Oberlin women's basketball program to new heights, has decided to step down from his postion with the Yeowomen.
March 6, 2019 Robinson resigns as Aurora men's coach After three seasons as head coach of Aurora and two NCAA Tournament bids, Lance Robinson has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
February 28, 2019 Vande Streek announces his retirement Kevin Vande Streek, head coach of the Calvin mwne's basketball team for the past 23 years, has retired. He won 435 games and two Division III national championships at the helm of the Knights.
February 26, 2019 Willson stepping down from E&H job David Willson, who helped lead the Emory & Henry men's basketball program to their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in 2018, is leaving his position to assume the same role at Memphis University school.
February 25, 2019 Rockford moves men's assistant over Taylor Stinson, a former Rockford men's basketball player and a four-year assistant men's basketball coach, has been tabbed to take over a women's basketball program which has won 27% of its games over the past 11 seasons.
February 19, 2019 Eastern coach to focus on AD role Eastern athletic director Eric McNelley will be stepping away from his role as Head men's basketball coach to focus on the overall needs of athletics. Associate head coach Dan Pruessner will assume leadership of the men's basketball program.
February 19, 2019 Walden resigns as coach at alma mater Kevin Walden, a Knox alumnus, led the Prairie Fire out of the Midwest Conference basement, if only temporarily. The team was 1-24 this past season.
February 18, 2019 Vick out at Hampden-Sydney Dee Vick, an alumnus and former assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney, is done after 11 seasons as the school's head basketball coach. The Tigers finished the season 4-19.
January 14, 2019 Winkelman out; Calvin cites lack of fit Chuck Winkelman, who has coached the Calvin women's basketball team since the fall of 2016, is out with nine games to on the conference slate as the school mentions the lack of fit with the program.
January 6, 2019 Tilley to retire from St. Norbert Connie Tilley has announced that her 42nd season at the helm of the St. Norbert women's basketball team will be her last. She has won more than 1,000 games as a Green Knights coach in basketball, softball and volleyball.
January 5, 2019 Phillips announces retirement from Clark Paul Phillips' second stint as Clark men's basketball coach lasted more than a decade, but this time around, it's a retirement rather than a resignation.
February 16, 2018 2018 coaching carousel Division III basketball coaching changes following the 2017-18 season, from retirements announced midseason to offseason moves.
February 24, 2017 2017 coaching carousel Division III basketball coaching changes headed into the 2017-18 season, from retirements announced midseason to offseason moves.
February 22, 2016 2016 coaching carousel Check out the coaching changes leading into the 2016-17 Division III basketball season
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April 1, 2014 2014 coaching carousel Follow all of the head coaching changes leading into the 2014-15 Division III basketball season.
November 1, 2013 2013 coaching carousel Check out the coaching changes leading into the 2013-14 season.
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