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2019-20 NFL and College Head Coaching Changes

With the coaching carousel underway, we've got the 2019-20 head coaching changes page live to keep track of all the movement.

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, 2015-162016-2017, 2017-18, and 2018-19 seasons.

There have been five NFL head coaching changes as of Jan. 5 and all have been filled. Last year, eight NFL jobs came open. There were seven changes following the 2017 season, six changes after 2016, and seven changes following the 2015 season.


2019 Coach

2020 Coach

Staff Tracker

Carolina Panthers

Ron Rivera

Matt Rhule


Cleveland Browns

Freddie Kitchens

Kevin Stefanski


Dallas Cowboys

Jason Garrett

Mike McCarthy


New York Giants

Pat Shurmur

Joe Judge


Washington Redskins

Jay Gruden

Ron Rivera


There have been 24 FBS head coaching changes as of Feb. 12, and 23 have been filled. Number of changes over the past 11 seasons: 22 (2008), 23 (2009), 24 (2010), 28 (2011), 31 (2012), 20 (2013), 15 (2014), 29 (2015), 21 (2016), 21 (2017), and 28 (2018).

In FCS, 16 jobs have come open and all 15 have been filled as of April 23. Twenty-five FCS jobs came each of the last two years, 24 in 2017, and 15 in 2016.


2019 Coach

2020 Coach

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Cedric Thomas

Doc Gamble

Austin Peay (TN)

Mark Hudspeth

Cal Poly

Tim Walsh

Beau Baldwin

Central Connecticut State

Ryan McCarthy (I)

Ryan McCarthy

Gardner-Webb (NC)

Carroll McCray

Tre Lamb

Eastern Kentucky

Mark Elder

Walt Wells

Howard (DC)

Ron Prince

Larry Scott

Lamar (TX)

Mike Schultz

Blane Morgan

McNeese (LA)

Sterlin Gilbert

Frank Wilson

Mercer (GA)

Bobby Lamb

Drew Cronic

Missouri State

Dave Steckel

Bobby Petrino

Murray State (KY)

Mitch Stewart

Dean Hood

Northern Colorado

Earnest Collins

Ed McCaffrey

Wagner (NY)

Jason Houghtaling

Tom Masella

Youngstown State

Bo Pelini

Doug Phillips

Thirty one programs at the Division II level have made a head coaching change as of Jan. 28, and 24 jobs have been filled. Fifteen jobs opened at the D-II level after last season.


2019 Coach

2020 Coach

Alderson Broaddus (WV)

Sal Dewalt

Travis Everhart

American International (MA)

Art Wilkins

Kris Kulzer (I)

Azusa Pacific (CA)

Victor Santa Cruz

Rudy Carlton

Benedict College (SC)

Mike White

Chennis Berry

Black Hills State (SD)

John Reiners

Josh Breske

Bloomsburg (PA)

Paul Darragh

Frank Sheptock

Carson-Newman (TN)

Mike Turner

Mike Clowney

Central State (OH)

Cedric Pearl

Bobby Rome II

Colorado Mesa

Russ Martin

Tremaine Jackson

Concord (WV)

Paul Price

Dave Walker

Edinboro (PA)

Wayne Bradford

Jake Nulph

Fort Lewis (CO)

Brandon Crosby

Darrius G. Smith

Fort Valley State (GA)

Kevin Porter

Maurice Flowers

Gannon (PA)

Brad Rzyczycki

Erik Raeburn

Lane (TN)

Derrick Burroughs

Vyron Brown

Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)

Drew Cronic

Mike Jacobs

Livingstone (NC)

Daryl Williams

Sean Gilbert

Lock Haven (PA)

Dave Taynor

John Kelling

New Mexico Highlands

Marty Fine

Josh Kirkland

Northern State (SD)

Tom Dosch

Mike Schmidt

Notre Dame College (OH)

Mike Jacobs

Mickey Mental

Pitt State (KS)

Tim Beck

Brian Wright

Simon Fraser (Canada)

Thomas Ford

Mike Rigell

South Dakota Mines

Zach Tinker

Charlie Flohr

Southern Nazarene (OK)

Andy Lambert

Dustin Hada

St. Augustine's (NC)

Tim Chavous

David Bowser

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Daren Wilkinson

Mike Salinas

Upper Iowa

Tom Shea

Jason Hoskins

Wayne State (NE)

Dan McLaughlin

John McMenamin

William Jewell (MO)

Chuck Lliteras (I)

Mike McGlinchey

Winston Salem State (NC)

Robert Massey

Twenty-two programs at the Division III level have announced a change as of Jan. 21, and 13 have been filled. Twenty-one programs made changes last year, and 25 schools at the Division III level announced a change in 2017.


2019 Coach

2020 Coach

Carroll (MT)

Mark Kryzykowski

Mike Budziszewski

Coast Guard (CT)

Bill George

CC Grant

Cornell (IA)

Vince Brautigam

Dan Pifer

Cortland State (NY)

Dan MacNeil

Curt Fitzpatrick

DePauw (IN)

Bill Lynch

Brett Dietz

Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)

Brian Surace

Fitchburg State (MA)

Jim McGuire

Scott Sperone

Framingham State (MA)

Tom Kelley

Aynsley Rosenbaum

Franklin (IN)

Mike Leonard

Alan Hensell

Greensboro (NC)

Gregg Crumm

Tyler Card

Grinnell (IA)

Jeff Pedersen

Brent Barnes

Hiram (OH)

Henry Stanford

Jack Mrozinski Jr.

Iowa Wesleyan

Michael Richtman

MD Daniels

Juniata (PA)

Tim Launtz

Josh Carter

Lawrence (WI)

Rob McCarthy

Tony Aker

Mount Union (OH)

Vince Kehres

Geoff Dartt

Pacific (OR)

Keith Buckley

Ian Falconer

Texas Lutheran

Carl Gustafson

Ricky Matt

Wash U (MO)

Larry Kindbom (*)

Aaron Keen

Wheaton (IL)

Mike Swider

Jesse Scott

Wisconsin Lutheran

Dr. Dennis Miller

Eric Treske

Worcester State (MA)

Brien Cullen

Adam Peloquin

There have been seven NAIA head coaching changes. Last season, there were 15 coaching changes.


2019 Coach

2020 Coach

Lawrence Tech (MI)

Jeffrey Duvendeck

Avante Mitchell

Mayville State (ND)

Jeff Larson

Rocky Larson

Montana Tech

Chuck Morrell

Kyle Samson

Peru State (NE)

Steve Schneider

Casey Creehan

Saint Mary (KS)

Jay Osborn

Lance Hinson

Southeastern (FL)

Keith Barefield

Cesar-Rivas Sandoval

Waldorf (IA)

Josh Littrell

Will Finley

(I) denotes that the coach has, or will lead the team as an interim head coach
(*) denotes coach announced plans to retire before the end of the current season
(n) denotes a new program
(c) denotes co-head coaches
(h) denotes a coach stepping down citing health reasons
(x) denotes the program will not field a team in 2019

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