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2013-14 Head Coaching Changes

Coaching change season is in full swing, which means it's time to start tracking changes across all levels of college and professional football. 

Consider this page your one-stop shop for coaching changes at every level of football - NFL, NCAA and NAIA - throughout the winter, so check back frequently. 

In the NFL, seven head coaching jobs have come open and all seven have been filled as of Jan. 23. There were eight coaching changes in the NFL following the 2012 season.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Cleveland Browns 

Rob Chudzinski 

Mike Pettine

Detroit Lions

Jim Schwartz

Jim Caldwell

Houston Texans 

Gary Kubiak

Bill O'Brien

Minnesota Vikings

Leslie Frazier

Mike Zimmer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Greg Schiano

Lovie Smith

Tennessee Titans

Mike Munchak

Ken Whisenhunt

Washington Redskins 

Mike Shanahan

Jay Gruden

At the FBS level, a total of 20 jobs have come open and all 20 have been filled as of Jan. 19. 

As a point of reference, here are the number of coaching changes following the last five seasons: 22 (2008), 23 (2009), 24 (2010), 28 (2011), 31 (2012). Additionally, here is our list of coaching changes from the 2012-13 hiring season.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Arkansas State

Bryan Harsin

Blake Anderson


Rich Ellerson

Jeff Monken

Boise State

Chris Petersen

Bryan Harsin

Bowling Green

Dave Clawson

Dino Babers


Paul Pasqualoni

Bob Diaco

Eastern Michigan 

Ron English

Chris Creighton

Florida Atlantic

Carl Pelini

Charlie Partridge

Georgia Southern 

Jeff Monken

Willie Fritz


Charlie Strong

Bobby Petrino


Charley Molnar

Mark Whipple

Miami (Ohio)

Don Treadwell

Chuck Martin

Penn State

Bill O'Brien

James Franklin


Mack Brown

Charlie Strong


Garrick McGee

Bill Clark


Lane Kiffin

Steve Sarkisian


James Franklin

Derek Mason

Wake Forest

Jim Grobe

Dave Clawson


Steve Sarkisian

Chris Petersen

Western Kentucky 

Bobby Petrino

Jeff Brohm


Dave Christensen

Craig Bohl

(NOTE: Georgia Southern joins the Sun Belt in 2014.) 

At the FCS level, we are showing 27 head coaching changes and 26 positions have been filled as of Jan. 30.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Alabama A&M

Anthony Jones

James Spady


Robert Ford

Greg Gattuso

Central Arkansas

Clint Conque

Steve Campbell

Central Connecticut

Jeff McInerney

Pete Rossomando

The Citadel

Kevin Higgins

Mike Houston


Dick Biddle

Dan Hunt


Chris Creighton

Rick Fox

Eastern Illinois

Dino Babers

Kim Dameron


Jason Swepson

Rich Skrosky


Kevin Kelly



Doug Williams

Broderick Fobbs


Donovan Rose

Connell Maynor

Jackson State

Rick Comegy

Harold Jackson

Jacksonville State

Bill Clark

John Grass

James Madison

Mickey Matthews

Everett Withers

Mississippi Valley State 

Karl Morgan

Rick Comegy

Morgan State

Donald Hill-Eley

Lee Hull

North Carolina Central 

Henry Frazier III

Jerry Mack

North Dakota

Chris Mussman

Bubba Schweigert

North Dakota State

Craig Bohl

Chris Klieman

Robert Morris

Joe Walton

John Banaszak

Rhode Island

Joe Trainer

Jim Fleming

Sam Houston State

Willie Fritz

K.C. Keeler

Southeast Missouri

Tony Samuel

Tom Matukewicz

Stephen F. Austin

J.C. Harper

Clint Conque


Dale Carlson

Dave Cecchini

Weber State

Jody Sears

Jay Hill

In Division II, 20 schools have switched head coaches and 16 positions have been filled as of Jan. 30.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Bentley (MA)

Thom Boerman

Bill Kavanaugh

Central State (OH)

EJ Junior


Central Washington

John Picha

Ian Shoemaker

Kutztown (PA)

Drew Folmar


Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)

Mike Houston

Ian Shields

Mary (ND)

Myron Schulz

Josh Kotelnicki


Paul Miller

Mike Fritze

Minot State (ND)

John Randolph

Todd Hoffner

Mississippi College

Norman Joseph

John Bland

Northeastern State (OK)

Kenny Evans

Rob Robinson

Northwood (MI)

Mike Sullivan

Pat Riepma

Pace (NY)

Chris Dapolito

Andrew Rondeau

Simon Fraser (Canada)

Dave Johnson


Southeastern Oklahoma State 

Ray Richards

Bo Atterberry

Southern Connecticut State

Rich Cavanaugh


Virginia Union

Michael Bailey

Mark James

West Alabama

Will Hall

Brett Gilliland

West Georgia

Daryl Dickey

Will Hall

West Texas A&M

Don Carthel

Mike Nesbitt

Winston-Salem State (NC)

Connell Maynor

Kienus Boulware

(NOTE: Mississippi College joins the Gulf South Conference in 2014.) 

At the Division III level, 18 schools have announced coaching changes and 14 positions has been filled as of Feb. 10.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Aurora (IL)

Mark Walsh

Rick Ponx

Averett (VA) 

Mike Dunlevy

Clevie Adams

Beloit (WI)

Chris Brann

Seth Duerr

Castleton State (VT)

Marc Klatt


Emory and Henry (VA) 

Don Montgomery

Curt Newsome

Frostburg State (MD)

Tom Rogish

DeLane Fitzgerald

Loras College (IA)

Paul Mierkiewicz

Steve Helminiak

Nichols College (MA)

Kevin Loney

Dale Olmstead

Oberlin (OH)

Jeff Ramsey

Jay Anderson

Southern Virginia

DeLane Fitzgerald 


St. Norbert (WI)

Jim Purtill

Steve Opgenorth

St. Vincent (PA)

Bob Colbert

Ron Dolciato

Sul Ross State (TX)

John Tyree

John Pearce

Trinity (TX)

Steve Mohr

Jerheme Urban

Westfield State (MA)

Steve Marino


Westminster (PA)

Jeff Hand

Scott Benzel

Whitworth (WA)

John Tully

Rod Sandberg

Wilkes (PA)

Frank Sheptock


In NAIA, six jobs have come open at this time and all six have been filled as of Jan. 29.


2013 Coach

2014 Coach

Belhaven (MS)

Joe Thrasher

Hal Mumme

Cumberlands (KY)

John Bland

Matt Rhymer

Dickinson State (ND)

Hank Biesiot

Pete Stanton

Edward Waters College (FL) 

Brad Bernard 

Alvin Wyatt

Kansas Wesleyan

Dave Dallas

Matt Drinkall

McPherson College (KS)

Pete Sterbick

Steve Fox

 As always, if we missed anyone please let us know at