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2021-22 NFL and College Head Coaching Changes

Here's our annual page where you can track all of the NFL and college head coaching movement for the 2021-22 coaching cycle.

We're back with our annual list tracking of all the head coaching changes across the NFL and college football. 

The college carousel got off to a quick start this fall, first with Randy Edsall stepping down at UConn, followed by USC moving on from Clay Helton after week two.

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, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-2017, 2017-18, 2018-192019-20, and the 2020-21 seasons.

NFL

There have been ten NFL head coaching changes so far. There were seven NFL head coaching changes last year, five the year before that, eight in 2018, seven changes following the 2017 season, and six changes after 2016.  

NFL Head Coaching Changes

TEAM2021 COACH2022 COACH

Chicago Bears

Matt Nagy

Matt Eberflus

Denver Broncos

Vic Fangio

Nathaniel Hackett

Houston Texans

David Culley

Lovie Smith

Jacksonville Jaguars

Urban Meyer

Doug Pederson

Las Vegas Raiders

Jon Gruden

Josh McDaniels

Miami Dolphins

Brian Flores

Mike McDaniel

Minnesota Vikings

Mike Zimmer

Kevin O'Connell

New Orleans Saints

Sean Payton

Dennis Allen

New York Giants

Joe Judge

Brian Daboll

Tampa Bay Bucs

Bruce Arians

Todd Bowles

FBS

There have been twenty nine FBS head coaching change so far this season. 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), 28 (2018), and 24 (2019) 17 (2020).     

TEAM2021 COACH2022 COACH

Akron

Tom Arth

Joe Moorhead

Colorado State

Steve Addazio

Jay Norvell

Duke

David Cutcliffe

Mike Elko

FIU

Butch Davis

Mike MacIntyre

Florida

Dan Mullen

Billy Napier

Fresno State

Kalen DeBoer

Jeff Tedford

Georgia Southern

Chad Lunsford

Clay Helton

Hawaii

Todd Graham

Timmy Chang

Louisiana-Lafayette

Billy Napier

Michael Desormeaux

LSU

Ed Orgeron

Brian Kelly

Louisiana Tech

Skip Holtz

Sonny Cumbie

Nevada

Jay Norvell

Ken Wilson

New Mexico State

Doug Martin

Jerry Kill

Notre Dame

Brian Kelly

Marcus Freeman

Miami

Manny Diaz

Mario Cristobal

Oklahoma

Lincoln Riley

Brent Venables

Oregon

Mario Cristobal

Dan Lanning

SMU

Sonny Dykes

Rhett Lashlee

Temple

Rod Carey

Stan Drayton

TCU

Gary Patterson

Sonny Dykes

Texas Tech

Matt Wells

Joey McGuire

Troy

Chip Lindsey

Jon Sumrall

UConn

Randy Edsall 

Jim Mora

UMass

Walt Bell

Don Brown

USC

Clay Helton

Lincoln Riley

Virginia

Bronco Mendenhall

Tony Elliott

Virginia Tech

Justin Fuente

Brent Pry

Washington

Jimmy Lake

Kalen DeBoer

Washington State

Nick Rolovich 

Jake Dickert

FCS

There have been 21 FCS changes so far this year.   

At the FCS level, there were six head coaching changes last fall. Sixteen jobs came open in 2019, twenty-five FCS jobs came open in 2018, 24 in 2017, 15 in 2016. 

TEAM2021 COACH2022 COACH

Abilene Christian (TX)

Adam Dorrell

Keith Patterson

Alabama State

Donald Hill-Eley

Eddie Robinson Jr.

Butler (IN)

Jeff Voris

Mike Uremovich

Delaware

Danny Rocco

Ryan Carty

Eastern Illinois

Adam Cushing

Chris Wilkerson

Grambling

Broderick Fobbs

Hue Jackson

Idaho

Paul Petrino

Jason Eck

Idaho State

Rob Phenicie

Charlie Ragel

Incarnate Word (TX)

Eric Morris

GJ Kinne

Jacksonville State

John Grass

Rich Rodriguez

Lafayette (PA)

John Garrett

John Troxell

Long Island State

Jonathan Gill (i)

Ron Cooper

Maine

Nick Charlton

Jordan Stevens

McNeese State (LA)

Frank Wilson

Gary Goff

Morgan State (MD)

Tyrone Wheatley

New Hampshire

Sean McDonnell

Ricky Santos

Prairie View

Eric Dooley

Bubba McDowell

Presbyterian

Kevin Kelley

Steve Englehart

Southern (LA)

Dawson Odums

Eric Dooley

Southern Utah

Demario Warren

DeLane Fitzgerald 

Western Illinois

Jared Elliott

Myers Hendrickson

D-II

There have been 35 Division II head coaching changes so far. 

The Division II level didn't play a full season in 2020 due to COVID. One team made a head coaching change with another planning on a coaching change at the end of the fall season. 31 jobs opened in 2019, and 21 jobs opened at the D-II level following the 2018 season. 

TEAM2021 COACH2022 COACH

American International (MA)

Kristofer Kulzer (i)

Kristofer Kulzer

Bentley (MA)

Bill Kavanaugh

Central Oklahoma

Nick Bobeck

Adam Dorrell

Central State (OH)

Bobby Rome

Kevin Porter

Clark Atlanta (GA)

Tim Bowens

Willie Slater

Clarion (PA)

Chris Weibel

Raymond Monica

Colorado Mesa

Tremaine Jackson

Miles Kochevar

Colorado School of Mines

Gregg Brandon

Brandon Moore

Elizabeth City State (NC)

Anthony Jones

Marcus Hilliard

Findlay (OH)

Rob Keys

Kory Allen

Fort Lewis (CO)

Darrius G. Smith

Johnny Cox

Fort Valley State (GA)

Maurice Flowers

Shawn Gibbs

Frostburg State (MD)

DeLane Fitzgerald

Eric Wagoner

Johnson C. Smith (NC) 

Kermit Blount

Maurice Flowers

Kentucky Wesleyan

Craig Yeast

Tyrone Young

Limestone (SC)

Brian Turk

Mike Furrey

Lincoln (MO)

Malik Hoskins

Jermaine Gales

Lock Haven (PA)

John Kelling

Dan Mulrooney

Mercyhurst (PA)

Marty Schaetzle

Ryan Rimedio

Miles (AL)

Reginald Ruffin

Sam Shade

Missouri S&T

Todd Drury

Andy Ball

New Mexico Highlands

Josh Kirkland

Ron Hudson

Notre Dame College (OH)

Mickey Mental

Garrett Mack

Savannah State

Shawn Quinn

Russell DeMasi (i)

Simon Fraser (Canada)

Mike Rigell (i)

Mike Rigell

Southern Arkansas

Mike McCarty

Brad Smiley

Southwest Minnesota State

Cory Sauter

Scott Underwood

Southwestern Oklahoma State

Chet Pobolish

Josh Kirkland

Tuskegee (AL)

Willie Slater

Reginald Ruffin

Valdosta State (GA)

Gary Goff

Tremaine Jackson

Virginia State 

Shannon Harris (i)

Reggie Barlow

Wayne State College (NE)

John McMenamin

Logan Masters

West Virginia Wesleyan

Dwayne Martin (i)

Dwayne Martin

Winston-Salem State (NC)

Robert Massey (i)

Robert Massey

Winona State (MN)

Tom Saywer (f)

Brian Bergstrom

D-III

So far this off season, there have been 25 D-III head coaching changes.   

There were five Division III head coaching changes last year. In 2019 a total of 22 programs saw head coaching changes.  

SCHOOL2021 COACH2022 COACH

Albright (PA)

John Marzka

Isaac Collins

Alvernia

Ralph Clark

Steve Azzanesi

Anna Maria (MA)

Dan Mulrooney

Steve Croce

Bates (ME)

Ed Argast (i)

Matt Coyne

Bethany (WV)

Bill Garvey

Tyrone Carter

Bluffton (OH)

Aaron Krepps

Matt Nardo

Buffalo State (NY)

Christian Ozolins

Lazarus Morgan

Carnegie Mellon (PA)

Rich Lackner (f)

Ryan Larsen

Centenary (LA)

None

Byron Dawson

Christopher Newport (VA)

Art Link

Paul Crowley

Dean (MA)

Steve Tirrell

Andrae Murphy

Defiance (OH)

Earnest Wilson 

Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)

Jim Robertson

Jimmy Robertson

Ithaca (NY)

Dan Swanstrom

Michael Toerper

Kenyon (OH)

James Rosenbury

Ian Good

Luther (IA)

Caleb Padilla

Joe Troche

Millikin (IL)

Dan Gritti

Carlton Hall

North Central (IL)

Jeff Thorne

Brad Spencer

Rockford (IL)

JT Zimmerman

Calvin Toliver

Sull Ross State (TX)

John Pearce

Barry Derickson

Theil (PA)

Mike Winslow

Sam Bauman

US Merchant Marine Academy (NY)

Mike Toop

UW-Oshkosh

Pat Cerroni

Peter Jennings

UW-Platteville

Mike Emendorfer

Ryan Munz

Wittenberg (OH)

Joe Fincham

Jim Collins

NAIA

So far, there has been 12 NAIA coaching changes. There were six NAIA head coaching changes in 2020-21. The year prior to that there were seven NAIA head coaching changes, and in 2018 there were 15 coaching changes.  

TEAM2021 COACH2022 COACH

Bethel (KS)

Terry Harrison

AB Stokes

Cumberlands (KY)

Matt Rhymer

Shan Housekeeper

Florida Memorial

Tim "Ice" Harris

Bobby Rome II

Friends (KS)

Dion Meneley

Terry Harrison

Georgetown (IA)

Bill Cronin

Chris Oliver

Graceland (IA)

Nate Robinson

Pat Ross

Kansas Wesleyan

Myers Hendrickson

Matt Myers

Lindsey Wilson (KY)

Chris Oliver

Phil Kleckler

St. Ambrose (IA)

Mike Magistrelli

Vince Fillipp

Thomas More (KY)

Trevor Stellman

Chris Norwell

Ottawa (KS)

Dr. Kent Kessinger

Nick Davis

Warner (FL)

Kirk Talley

Diaello Burks

(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
(f) denotes coach will lead team for one final season

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