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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 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

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FBS

There have been two 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).

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UConn

Randy Edsall / Lou Spanos (i)

TBD

USC

Clay Helton / Donte Williams (i)

TBD

FCS

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.

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D-II

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.

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West Virginia Wesleyan

Dwayne Martin (i)

Dwayne Martin

Winona State

Tom Saywer (f)

D-III

There were five Division III head coaching changes last year and , and all are filled. Last in 2019 a total of 22 programs saw head coaching changes.

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Carnegie Mellon (PA)

Rich Lackner (f)

NAIA

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.

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(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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