With the coaching carousel once again underway, we’ve created the 2017-18 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, 2013-142014-15, 2015-16, and the 2016-2017 seasons.


There have been no coaching changes at the NFL level so far this season. Last year, six jobs came open. There were seven changes following the 2015 season.

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach

In FBS, six jobs are open as of Oct. 22. Number of changes over the past seven seasons: 22 (2008), 23 (2009), 24 (2010), 28 (2011), 31 (2012), 20 (2013), 15 (2014) and 29 (2015), 21 (2016).

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
Florida Jim McElwain
Georgia Southern Tyson Summers
Ole Miss Matt Luke (I)
Oregon State Gary Andersen
Tennessee Butch Jones
UTEP Sean Kugler

In FCS, three jobs are open as of Oct. 15. Fifteen jobs came open during the 2016 offseason, and a total of 19 schools changed coaches after the 2015 season.

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
Alabama State Brian Jenkins
Holy Cross  Tom Gilmore
Northern Arizona  Jerome Souers*

Four schools have made changes in Division II as of Nov. 13. 26 jobs opened at the D-II level after last season.

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
East Central (OK) Tom McCarty
Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) Mike Kellar
Lincoln (PA) Reginald Byarse Jr. (I)
Virginia Union Mark James
Southwestern Oklahoma State Dan Cocannouer*

Nine schools at the Division III level have announced a change as of Nov. 6, and one vacancy has been filled. In Division III, 25 schools hired new head coaches after last year.

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
Anderson (IN) Joe Sala
Endicott (MA) Kevin DeWall
Finlandia (MI) Tim Driscoll Rob Boss
Gettysburg (PA) Barry Streeter
Muhlenberg (PA) Mike Donnelly#
Pacific Lutheran (WA) Scott Westering
Rochester (NY) Scott Greene*
Thomas More (KY)  Regis Scafe*
Wilkes (PA) Trey Brown


There has been two NAIA coaching changes. Last off season, thirteen NAIA coaching changes took place.

Team 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
Montana State Northern  Aaron Christensen
Trinity International (IL) Kirk Wherritt

(I) denotes that the coach spent the 2017 season as the interim
(*) denotes coach announced retirement before the season
(#) denotes coach passed away
(n) denotes a new program

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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