It’s that time of year again, friends. With the coaching carousel now in full spin, we’ve created the 2015-16 coaching changes page.

Consider this your one-stop shop for coaching changes at every level of football – NFL, NCAA and NAIA – throughout the fall and winter, so check back frequently. For your reference, here are the lists of changes for the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.


In the NFL, seven jobs have come open as of January 6. All seven have been filled. There were seven changes following the 2014 season.

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine Hue Jackson
Miami Dolphins Joe Philbin Adam Gase
New York Giants Tom Coughlin Ben McAdoo
Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly Doug Pederson
San Francisco 49ers Jim Tomsula Chip Kelly
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lovie Smith Dirk Koetter
Tennessee Titans Ken Whisenhunt Mike Mularkey

In FBS, 28 jobs have come open and all 28 have been filled as of January 24th. Number of changes over the past seven seasons: 22 (2008), 23 (2009), 24 (2010), 28 (2011), 31 (2012), 20 (2013), and 15 (2014)

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Ball State Pete Lembo Mike Neu
Bowling Green Dino Babers  Mike Jinks
BYU Bronco Mendenhall Kalani Sitake
Central Florida George O’Leary Scott Frost
East Carolina Ruffin McNeill Scottie Montgomery
Georgia Mark Richt Kirby Smart
Georgia Southern Willie Fritz Tyson Summers
Hawaii Norm Chow  Nick Rolovich
Illinois Tim Beckman / Bill Cubit Lovie Smith
Iowa State Paul Rhoads Matt Campbell
Louisiana-Monroe Todd Berry Matt Viator
Maryland Randy Edsall  D.J. Durkin
Memphis Justin Fuente  Mike Norvell
Miami Al Golden Mark Richt
Minnesota Jerry Kill Tracy Claeys
Missouri Gary Pinkel  Barry Odom
North Texas Dan McCarney Seth Littrell
Rutgers Kyle Flood Chris Ash
South Carolina Steve Spurrier  Will Muschamp
Southern Miss Todd Monken Jay Hopson
Syracuse Scott Shafer Dino Babers
Texas State Dennis Franchione  Everett Withers
Toledo Matt Campbell  Jason Candle
Tulane Curtis Johnson Willie Fritz
USC Steve Sarkisian Clay Helton
UTSA Larry Coker Frank Wilson
Virginia Mike London Bronco Mendenhall
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Justin Fuente

In FCS, 19 jobs have come open as of February 9th and 17 have been filled. A total of 17 schools changed coaches after the 2014 season.

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Alcorn State Jay Hopson Fred McNair
Austin Peay Kirby Cannon Will Healy
Citadel Mike Houston Brent Thompson
Eastern Kentucky Dean Hood Mark Elder
Fordham Joe Moorhead Andrew Breiner
Jackson State Harold Jackson Tony Hughes
Jacksonville Kerwin Bell  Ian Shields
James Madison Everett Withers Mike Houston
Maine Jack Cosgrove Joe Harasymiak
McNeese State Matt Viator Lance Guidry
Montana State Rob Ash  Jeff Choate
Morgan State Lee Hull Fred Farrier
Savannah State Earnest Wilson III Erik Raeburn
South Dakota Joe Glenn Bob Nielson
Southern Illinois Dale Lennon Nick Hill
Southern Utah Ed Lamb Demario Warren
Tennessee Tech Watson Brown Marcus Satterfield
Texas Southern Darrell Asberry Mike Haywood
Western Illinois Bob Nielson Charlie Fisher

In Division II, 25 jobs have come open and 24 have been filled as of May 9th. Eighteen schools changed coaches after the 2014 season.

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Albany State (GA) Dan Land* Dan Land
California (PA) Mike Kellar Gary Dunn
Concord (WV) Garin Justice  Paul Price
Concordia St. Paul (MN) Ryan Williams Shannon Currier
Edinboro (PA) Scott Browning Justin Lustig
Elizabeth City State (NC) Waverly Tiller  Earnest Wilson III
Fayetteville State (NC) Lawrence Kershaw Richard Hayes
Fort Lewis (CO) John L. Smith  Ed Rifilato
Kentucky State Josh Dean John L. Smith
Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) Ian Shields  Mike Kellar
Limestone (SC) Bobby James Mike Furrey
Shaw (NC) Robert Massey Adrian Jones
Shorter (GA) Phil Jones Aaron Kelton
Slippery Rock (PA) George Mihalik Shawn Lutz
Southern Nazarene (OK) Mike Cochran Andy Lambert
Southwest Baptist Robert Clardy** Robert Clardy
St. Anselm (NH) Patrick Murphy Joe Adam
St. Augustine’s (NC) Michael Morend Tim Chavous
Stonehill (MA) Robert Talley
Tarleton State (TX) Cary Fowler Todd Whitten
Tusculum (TN) Frankie DeBusk Jerry Odom
Valdosta State (GA) David Dean Kerwin Bell
Virginia State Byron Thweatt Reggie Barlow
Virginia-Wise Dewey Lusk Dane Damron
West Virginia Wesleyan George Shehl Del Smith

*Land led the team to a 6-4 mark in 2015 as the interim head coach and was promoted to the full-time role in late April
**Clardy was promoted from interim head coach to the permanent role


In Division III, 32 changes has been announced as of May 9th. All 32 have been filled. There were 16 changes following the 2014 season.

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Allegheny College (PA) Mark Matlak* BJ Hammer
Becker (MA) Mike Lichten Frank Forcucci
Benedictine (IL) Jon Cooper Josiah Sears
Capital (OH) Craig Candeto Chad Rogosheske
Defiance (OH) Brian Sheehan Casey Goff
Ferrum (VA) Dave Harper Rob Grande
Greensboro (NC) Bill Young Greg Crum
Grove City (KY) Chris Smith Andrew DiDonato
Hamline (MN) Charles Taylor Chad Rogosheske
Hanover (IN) Steve Baudendistel  Matt Theobald
Heidelberg (OH) Mike Hallett Scott Donaldson
Hiram (OH) Randy Moore Henry Stanford
Hope (MI) Dean Kreps Pete Stuursma
Howard Payne (TX) Roger Geise Hunter Sims
Illinois College Garrett Campbell Ray DeFrisco
Iowa Wesleyan (IA) Tom Parkevich Mike Richtman
Lebanon Valley (PA) Jim Monos Joe Buehler
Manchester (IN) Shannon Griffith Nate Jensen
McDaniel College (MD) Michael Hoyt Mike Dailey
Methodist (NC) CJ Goss Keven Williams
Millikin (IL) Patrick Etherton Dan Gritti
Rhodes (TN) Dan Gritti Jim Ryan
Simpson (IA) Jim Glogowski Matt Jeter
Southern Virginia Jason Walker Joe DuPaix
Springfield (MA) Mike DeLong Mike Cerasuolo
St. Lawrence (NY) Mark Raymond  Dan Puckhaber
Thiel College (PA) Kurt Reiser Dan Blume
Williams College (MA) Aaron Kelton Mark Raymond
Union College (NY) John Audino Jeff Behrman
UW-Eau Claire Todd Glaser Dan Larson
UW-La Crosse Joel Dettwiler Mike Schmidt
Wabash (IN) Erik Raeburn Don Morel
Whittier (CA) Todd Stratton Mike Neale

* – retirement effective at end of season


In NAIA, 13 jobs have come open as of November 23. All 13 have been filled as of February 9th. Ten jobs opened after the 2014 season.

Team 2015 Coach 2016 Coach
Arizona Christian Donnie Yantis Jeff Bowen
Ave Maria (FL) Marty Quinn Joe Patterson
Central Methodist (MO) Jody Ford David Calloway
Dordt (IA) Greg Youngblood  Joel Penner
Evangel (MO) Brenton Illum Chuck Hepola
Jamestown (ND) Shawn Frank Josh Kittell
Langston (OK) Dwone Sanders  Quinton Morgan
Midland (NE) Josh Gehring Jeff Jamrog
Montana Western BJ Robertson Ryan Nourse
Northwestern (IA) Kyle Achterhoff Matt McCarty
Olivet Nazarene (IL) Brian Fish Eric Hehman
Rocky Mountain College (MT) Brian Armstrong  Jason Petrino
Sterling (KS) Andy Lambert Chuck Lambert

As always, if we missed anyone please let us know at 225.229.3429, [email protected], or via Twitter (DM if you’d like) @FootballScoop.


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