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2014-2015 Head Coaching Changes

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. For your reference, here are our lists of coaching changes from the 2012-13, and 2013-2014 hiring seasons.

In the NFL, seven head coaching jobs have come open as of January 15 and six have been filled. There were seven coaching changes in the NFL following the 2013 season.


2014 Coach

2015 Coach

Atlanta Falcons

Mike Smith

 Dan Quinn

Buffalo Bills

Doug Marrone

Rex Ryan

Chicago Bears

Marc Trestman

John Fox

Denver Broncos

John Fox

Gary Kubiak

New York Jets

Rex Ryan

Todd Bowles

Oakland Raiders

Dennis Allen

Jack Del Rio

San Francisco 49ers

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Tomsula

At the FBS level, a total of 15 jobs have come open and all have been filled as of Feb. 6.

As a point of reference, here are the number of coaching changes following the last six seasons: 22 (2008), 23 (2009), 24 (2010), 28 (2011), 31 (2012), 20 (2013).


2014 Coach

2015 Coach


Jeff Quinn

Lance Leipold

Central Michigan

Dan Enos

John Bonamego

Colorado State

Jim McElwain

Mike Bobo


Will Muschamp

Jim McElwain


Tony Levine

Tom Herman


Charlie Weis

David Beaty


Brady Hoke

Jim Harbaugh


Bo Pelini

Mike Riley

Oregon State

Mike Riley

Gary Andersen


Paul Chryst

Pat Narduzzi


June Jones

Chad Morris


Larry Blakeney

Neal Brown


Bobby Hauck

Tony Sanchez


Bill Blankenship

Philip Montgomery


Gary Andersen

Paul Chryst

At the FCS level, 17 head coaching positions have come open and all seventeen have been filled as of late February.


2014 Coach

2015 Coach

Alabama State

Reggie Barlow

Brian Jenkins


Brian Jenkins

Terry Sims


Pete Mangurian

Al Bagnoli

Delaware State

Kermit Blount

Kenny Carter

Florida A&M

Earl Holmes

Alex Wood


Al Bagnoli

Ray Priore

Prairie View A&M

Heishma Northern

Willie Simmons

Missouri State

Terry Allen

Dave Steckel


Mick Delaney

Bob Stitt

Murray State

Chris Hatcher

Mitch Stewart

Nicholls State

Charlie Stubbs

Tim Rebowe

Norfolk State

Pete Adrian

Latrell Scott

Portland State

Nigel Burton

Bruce Barnum


Pat Sullivan

Chris Hatcher


Sparky Woods

Scott Wachenheim


Walt Hameline

Jason Houghtaling

Youngstown State

Eric Wolford

Bo Pelini

In Division II, 18 head coaching positions have opened and 14 have been filled as of April 12th.


2014 Coach

2015 Coach

Adams State (CO)

Marty Heaton

Timm Rosenbach

Albany State (GA)

Mike White

Benedict College (SC)

James Woody

Mike White

Clarion (PA)

Jay Foster

Chris Weibel

Clark-Atlanta (GA)

Kevin Weston

Kevin Ramsey

Colorado School of Mines

Bob Stitt

Gregg Brandon

Johnson C. Smith (NC)

Steven Aycock

Lane College (TN)

Malik Hoskins (interim)

Derrick Burroughs

Lock Haven (PA)

John Allen

Dave Taynor


Darrell Morris

Josh Lamberson

New Mexico Highlands

Eric Young

Jeff Mills

Northwestern Oklahoma State

Alan Hall

Matt Walter

St. Augustine (NC)

Michael Costa

Michael Morand

St. Joseph's College (IN)

Cory Sanders

Daniel Day

Texas A&M-Kingsville

David Calloway

Daren Wilkinson

Urbana (OH)

Dave Taynor

Tyler Haines

Virginia State

Latrell Scott

Byron Thweatt

William Jewell (MO)

Jerod Kruse

Shawn Weigel

At the Division III level, 16 schools have announced a coaching change and thirteen have been filled as of Jan. 21.


2014 Coach

2015 Coach

Alfred State (NY)

Mick Caba

Jarod Dodson

Anderson (IN)

Bobby Ladner

John Sala

Augustana (IL)

Rob Cushman

Steve Bell

Bowdoin (ME)

Dave Caputi

JB Wells

Earlham (IN)

Neil Kazmierczak

Nick Johnson

Endicott (MA)

JB Wells

Kevin DeWall

Lakeland (WI)

Kevin Doherty

Colin Bruton

Lawrence (WI)

Mike Barthelmess

Rob McCarthy

Lewis and Clark (OR)

Chris Sulages

Jay Locey


Todd Hickman

Robert Cushman

Monmouth (IL)

Steve Bell

Chad Braun

Rockford College (IL)

Vic Wallace

Jim Schroeder

St. Norbert (WI)

Steve Opgenorth

Dan McCarty

Trine (IN)

Matt Land

Troy Abbs


Lance Leipold

Kevin Bullis

Wesleyan (CT)

Mike Whalen

Dan DiCenzo

In NAIA, ten jobs have opened, and seven jobs have been filled as of Jan. 15.


2014 Coach

2015 Coach

Bacone (OK)

Trevor Rubly

Lawrence Livingston

Bethany (KS)

Manny Matsakis

Paul Hubbard


Martin Mathis

Morris Lolar

Kentucky Christian

Gene Peterson

Steve Barrows

Montana State-Northern

Mark Samson

Aaron Christensen

McPherson (KS)

Steve Fox

Paul Mierkiewicz

Pikeville (KY)

Allan Holland Jr.

Allan Holland Jr.*

Southwestern (KS)

Ken Crandall

Brad Griffin

Southwestern Assemblies of God (TX)

Jesse Godding

Frank Tristan

Texas College

Rodney Blackshear

Gregory Ruffin

(At Pikeville, Allan Holland Jr. started the season as the interim head coach, and was promoted to the full time post in early October)

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