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2017-18 NFL and College Head Coaching Changes


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 seven coaching changes at the NFL level through Jan. 21, and all of them have been filled as of Feb. 11. Last year, six jobs came open. There were seven changes following the 2015 season.


2017 Coach

2018 Coach

Arizona Cardinals

Bruce Arians

Steve Wilks

Chicago Bears

John Fox

Matt Nagy

Detroit Lions

Jim Caldwell

Matt Patricia

Indianapolis Colts

Chuck Pagano

Frank Reich

New York Giants

Ben McAdoo

 Pat Shurmur

Tennessee Titans

Mike Mularkey

Mike Vrabel

Oakland Raiders

Jack Del Rio

Jon Gruden

In FBS, 21 jobs have opened as of Jan. 2 and all 21 have been filled. 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).


2017 Coach

2018 Coach


Rich Rodriguez

Kevin Sumlin

Arizona State

Todd Graham

 Herm Edwards


Bret Bielema

Chad Morris


Jim McElwain

Dan Mullen

Florida State

Jimbo Fisher

Willie Taggart

Georgia Southern

Tyson Summers

Chad Lunsford

Kent State

Paul Haynes

Sean Lewis


Mark Hudspeth

Billy Napier

Mississippi State

Dan Mullen

Joe Moorhead


Mike Riley

Scott Frost

Ole Miss

Matt Luke (I)

Matt Luke


Willie Taggart

Mario Cristobal

Oregon State

Gary Andersen

Jonathan Smith


David Bailiff

 Mike Bloomgren


Chad Morris

Sonny Dykes

South Alabama

Joey Jones

 Steve Campbell


Butch Jones

Jeremy Pruitt

Texas A&M

Kevin Sumlin

Jimbo Fisher


Scott Frost

Josh Heupel


Jim Mora

Chip Kelly


Sean Kugler

Dana Dimel

In FCS, 24 jobs have come open and all jobs have now been filled. Fifteen jobs came open during the 2016 off season, and a total of 19 schools changed coaches after the 2015 season.


2017 Coach

2018 Coach

Alabama A&M

James Spady

Connell Maynor

Alabama State

Brian Jenkins

Donald Hill-Eley

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Monte Coleman

 Cedric Thomas

Central Arkansas

Steve Campbell

Nathan Brown


Paul Nichols

Scott Abell

Delaware State

Kenneth Carter

Rod Milstead

East Tennessee State

Carl Torbush

Randy Sanders

Florida A&M

Alex Wood

Willie Simmons


Andrew Breiner

Joe Conlin


Connell Maynor

 Robert Prunty

Holy Cross

 Tom Gilmore

Bob Chesney

Incarnate Word

Larry Kennan

Eric Morris

Mississippi Valley State

Rick Comegy

Vincent Dancy


Bob Stitt

Bobby Hauck

Morgan State

Fred Farrier

Ernest Jones (I)

North Carolina A&T

Rod Broadway

 Sam Washington

North Carolina Central

Jerry Mack

Granville Eastman (I)

Northwestern State

Jay Thomas

Brad Laird

Prairie View A&M

Willie Simmons

Eric Dooley

Robert Morris

John Banaszak

Bernard Clark

Southeastern Louisiana

Ron Roberts

Frank Scelfo

Tennessee Tech

Marcus Satterfield

 Dewayne Alexander

Western Illinois

Charlie Fisher

Jared Elliott


Mike Ayers

 Josh Conklin

Fifteen schools have made changes in Division II, and all 15 have been filled. Twenty-six jobs opened at the D-II level after last season.


2017 Coach

2018 Coach

Adams State (CO)

Timm Rosenbach

Josh Blakenship

Assumption (MA)

Bob Chesney

Andy McKenzie

East Central (OK)

Tim McCarty

Al Johnson

Humboldt State (CA)

Rob SMith

Damaro Wheeler (I)

Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)

Mike Kellar

Drew Cronic

Limestone (SC)

Mike Furrey

 Tony Ierulli

Lincoln (PA)

Reginald Byarse Jr. (I)

Josh Dean

Millersville (PA)

Greg Breitbach

J.C. Morgan

Mary (ND)

Josh Kotelnicki

Craig Bagnell

Shorter (GA)

Aaron Kelton

Zach Morrison

Simon Fraser (BC)

Kelly Bates

Thomas Ford

Southwestern Oklahoma State

Dan Cocannouer*

 Chet Pobolish

Virginia Union

Mark James

Dr. Alvin Parker

Walsh (OH)

Dan Pifer

John Fankhauser

Western New Mexico

Adam Clark

Frank Tristan

Twenty-five schools at the Division III level have announced a change and 24 vacancies have been filled as of April 25. In Division III, 25 schools hired new head coaches after last year.


2017 Coach

2018 Coach

Alma (MI)

Greg Psconda

 Jason Couch

Alfred State (NY)

Jarod Dodson

Scott Linn

Anderson (IN)

John Sala

Steve Rock

Bates (ME)

Mark Harriman

Malik Hall

Belhaven (MS)

Hal Mumme

Blaine McCorkle

Benedictine (IL)

Josiah Sears

Carleton (MN)

Bob Pagel

Tom Journell

Colby College (ME)

Jonathan Michaeles

 Jack Cosgrove

Defiance (OH)

Aaron Mershman

Endicott (MA)

Kevin DeWall

Paul McGonagle

Finlandia (MI)

Tim Driscoll

Rob Boss

Gettysburg (PA)

Barry Streeter

 Kevin Burke

Luther (IA)

Aaron Hafner

Caleb Padilla


Marty Hoffman & Matt Johnson (c)

Marty Hoffman


Chad Martinovich

 Brian Bubna

Muhlenberg (PA)

Mike Donnelly#

Nate Milne

Muskingum (OH)

Al Logan

Erik Ieuter

Pacific Lutheran (WA)

Scott Westering

 Brant McAdams

Rochester (NY)

Scott Greene*

Chad Martinovich

Southern Virginia

Joe DuPaix

Edwin Mulitalo

St. Scholastica (MN)

Kurt Ramler

George Penree (I)

Thomas More (KY)

 Regis Scafe*

Trevor Stellman

Wilkes (PA)

Trey Brown

Jon Drach

William Paterson (NJ)

Jerry Flora

Dustin Johnson

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Tom Journell

Greg Breitbach

There have been ten NAIA coaching changes as of March 8th. All but one have been filled. Last off season, 13 NAIA coaching changes took place.


2017 Coach

2018 Coach

Bethel (KS)

Morris Lolar

Terry Harrison

Bethel (TN)

Chris Elliott

Brent Dearmon

Cumberland (TN)

Donnie Suber

Tim Mathis

Faulkner (AL)

Charlie Boren

Shayne Wasden

Finlandia (MI)

Rob Boss

Lyon (AR)

Kyle Phelps

Casey Creehan

MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)

Brian Willmer

Montana State-Northern

 Aaron Christensen

Andrew Rolin

Sterling (KS)

Chuck Lambert

Chase Hansen

Trinity International (IL)

Kirk Wherritt

Lamont Butler

(I) denotes that the coach has, or will lead the team as an interim head coach
(*) denotes coach announced retirement before the season
(#) denotes coach passed away
(n) denotes a new program
(c) denotes co-head coaches

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