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NCAA DI Coaching Changes

Published on March 7, 2016


NCAA DI Coaching Changes – Dec. 2017 – present
Last updated: 10/17/18

Changes Prior to December 2017 || Changes Prior to June 2016

School Previous Coach New coach
Akron Jodi Kest
Retirement announced 4/11/18
Melissa Jackson
Hire announced 6/27/18
Albany Joanna Bernabei-McNamee
Resigned to take job at Boston College 4/10/18
Colleen Mullen
Hire announced 5/14/18
Binghamton Linda Cimino
Resigned 5/18/18 to take job at St. Francis Brooklyn
Bethann Shapiro Ord
Hire announced 6/15/18
Boston College Erik Johnson
Resigned 3/1/18
Joanna Bernabei-McNamee
Hire announced 4/10/18
Boston University Katy Steding
Fired 3/13/18
Marisa Moseley
Hire announced 4/17/18
Bowling Green Jennifer Roos
Fired 3/8/18
Robyn Fralick
Hire announced 4/3/18
Canisius Terry Zeh
Fired 3/8/18
Scott Hemer
Hire announced 4/23/18
Chattanooga Jim Foster
Announced retirement 5/8/18
Katie Burrows
Promoted from assistant coach 5/25/18
Chicago State Angela Jackson
Fired 3/12/18
School never announced firing
Misty Opat
Hire announced 8/7/18
Cincinnati Jamelle Elliot
Fired 3/21/18
Michelle Clark-Heard
Hired 3/27/18
Clemson Audra Smith
Fired 3/27/18
Amanda Butler
Reported 4/12/18
Cleveland State Kate Peterson Abiad
Announced resignation 3/19/18
Chris Kielsmeier
Hire announced 4/17/18
Delaware State Barbara Burgess
Fired 2/22/18
David Caputo
Hire announced 8/10/18
East Carolina Heather Macy
Resigned 10/17/18
Chad Killinger
Named interim head coach
Gardner-Webb Rick Reeves
Announced retirement 4/3/18
Alex Simmons
Hire announced 4/24/18
Georgia State Sharon Baldwin
Fired 3/14/18
Gene Hill
Hire announced 4/19/18
Indiana State Joey Wells
Resigned 1/2/18
Vicki Hall
Hire announced 3/21/18
Jacksonville Yolett McPhee-McCuin
Resigned 4/4/18 to take job at Ole Miss
Darnell Haney
Promoted from associate head coach
Jackson State Surina Dixon
Fired 3/22/18
Tomekia Reed
Hire announced 4/16/18
La Salle Jeff Williams
Fired 3/2/18
Mountain MacGillivray
Hire announced 4/21/18
Longwood Bill Reinson
Fired 3/10/18
Rebecca Tillett
Hire announced 4/12/18
Maine Richard Barron
Took a medical leave of absence in Jan. 2017
Amy Vachon
Hired permanently 3/2/18 with a 4-year contract after serving as interim head coach
Minnesota Marlene Stollings
Left to take job at Texas Tech 4/9/18
Lindsay Whalen
Hire announced 4/12/18
Monmouth Jenny Palmateer
Dismissed 12/8/17
Assistant coach Jody Craig assumes all head coach responsibilities.
NJIT Steve Lanpher
Resigned 3/8/18
Mike Lane
Hire announced 5/21/18
Northern Colorado Kamie Ethridge
Resigned 4/15/18 to take Washington State job
Jennifer Roulier-Huth
Hire announced 4/30/18
Ole Miss Matt Insell
Resigned 3/2/18
Yolett McPhee-McCuin
Hire announced 4/4/18
Pittsburgh Suzie McConnell-Serio
Fired 4/5/18
Lance White
Hire announced 4/18/18
Presbyterian Todd Steelman
Resigned 3/13/18
Alaura Sharp
Hire announced 4/24/18
Prairie View A&M Ravon Justice
Resigned 4/12/18
Sandy Pugh
Hire announced 5/7/18
Saint Francis Brooklyn John Thurston
Retirement announced 4/5/18
Linda Cimino
Hire announced 5/18/18
Saint Peter’s Pat Coyle
Resigned 3/16/18
Marc Mitchell
Hire announced 3/26/18
Sam Houston State Brenda Nichols
Resigned 3/7/18
Ravon Justice
Hire announced 4/12/18
South Carolina State Doug Robertson, Jr.
Fired 3/27/18
Audra Smith
Hired 6/6/18
Southern Sandy Pugh
Resigned 5/7/18
Carlos Funchess
Hire reported 6/20/18
Southern Utah Chris Boettcher
Fired 3/13/18
No announcement on SUU website
Tracy Sanders
Hire announced 4/18/18
Texas Tech Candi Whitaker
Fired 1/1/18
Marlene Stollings
Hire announced 4/9/18
UIC Regina Miller
Resigned 3/7/18
Tasha Pointer
Hire announced 4/3/18
UMass Lowell Jenerrie Harris
Fired 3/5/18
Tom Garrick
Hire announced 4/10/18
UTRGV Larry Tidwell
Resigned 4/21/18 to take administrative job at Texas Tech
Lane Lord
Hire announced 5/21/18
Valparaiso Tracey Dorow
Fired 3/10/18
Mary Evans
Hire announced 4/13/18
Vermont Chris Day
Resigned 4/26/18
Interim coach: Alisa Kresge
Virginia Joanne Boyle
Resigned 3/20/18 to retire from coaching
Tina Thompson
Hire announced 4/16/18
Washington State June Daugherty
Fired 3/13/18
Kamie Ethridge
Hire announced 4/15/18
Weber State Bethann Shapiro Ord
Left to take head coach job at Binghamton 6/15/18
Velaida Harris
Hire announced 7/17/18
Western Kentucky Michelle Clark-Heard
Left to take Cincinnati job 3/27/18
Greg Collins
Promoted from WKU associate coach 3/27/18

Changes from July 2016 – November 2017

School Previous Coach New coach
Arkansas Jimmy Dykes Resigned 3/3/17 (no notice on school website of coaching change) Mike Neighbors Hire announced 4/3/17
Belmont Cameron Newbauer Resigned to take job at Florida Bart Brooks Hire announced 4/24/17
Cal State Fullerton Daron Parks Resigned 3/11/17 Jeff Harada Hire announced 4/17/17
Davidson Michele Savage Dismissed 3/8/17 Gayle Coats Fulks Hire announced 5/10/17
Delaware Tina Martin Announced retirement 4/28/17 Natasha Adair Hire announced 5/14/17
Denver Kerry Cremeans Resigned 3/7/17 Jim Turgeon Hired 3/28/17
Eastern Illinois Debbie Black Fired 3/7/17 Matt Bollant Hire announced 4/14/17
Florida Amanda Butler Fired 3/6/17 Cameron Newbauer Hired 3/27/17
Florida Atlantic Kellie Lewis-Jay Fired 3/6/17 Jim Jabir Hire announced 4/6/17
Georgetown Natasha Adair Resigned 5/14/17 to take job at Delaware James Howard Hire announced 6/14/17
Grambling State Nadine Domond Resigned 6/17/16 Freddie Murray Named head coach after serving as interim coach for 2016-17
Grand Canyon Trent May Fired 3/7/17 Nicole Powell Hire announced 4/11/17
Illinois Matt Bollant Fired 3/14/17 Nancy Fahey Hire announced 3/22/17
Illinois State Barb Smith Fired 3/12/17 (no notice on school website of coaching change) Kristen Gillespie Hire announced 4/3/17
Lafayette Theresa Grentz Released 4/4/17 Kia Damon Hire announced 5/31/17
Long Beach State Jody Wynn Resigned 4/14/17 to take job at Washington Jeff Cammon Hire announced 5/10/17
Marshall Matt Daniel Resigned 3/12/17 Tony Kemper Promoted to head coach on 3/17/17
Miami University Cleve Wright Fired 3/10/17 Megan Duffy Hire announced 4/3/17
Mississippi Valley State Jessica Kern Resigned to take job at Tennessee State Ashley Walker Hire announced 5/5/17
Missouri-Kansas City Marsha Frese Fired 3/15/17 Jacie Hoyt Hire announced 5/11/17
Morgan State Donald Beasley Reassigned 6/18/16 to another position Edward Davis Jr. Named interim coach 6/18/16; interim title removed 6/30/17
Mount St. Mary’s Bryan Whitten Fired 3/21/17 Maria Marchesano Hire announced 5/1/17
Murray State Rob Cross Fired 2/27/17 Rechelle Turner Hired 3/29/17
Nevada Jane Albright Announced retirement 3/1/17 Amanda Levens Hire announced 3/31/17
New Mexico State Mark Trakh Resigned to take job at USC 4/21/17 Brooke Atkinson Hire announced 5/3/17
North Carolina Central Vanessa Taylor Fired 3/23/17 Trisha Stafford-Odom Hire announced 5/8/17
Northern Arizona Sue Darling “Change in leadership” announced 9/23/16 Loree Payne Hire announced 4/7/17
Old Dominion Karen Barefoot Resigned to take job at UNCW Nikki McCray-Penson Hire announced 5/24/17
Pepperdine Ryan Weisenberg Fired 3/8/17 DeLisha Milton-Jones Promoted from asst. coach 3/29/17
Southern California Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Resigned 3/3/17 Mark Trakh Hire announced 4/21
Southeastern Louisiana Errol Gauff Resigned 3/9/17 Ayla Guzzardo Promoted to head coach 4/3/17
Tennessee State Larry Inman Resigned 3/9/17 Jessica Kern Hire announced 4/12/17
Towson Niki Reid Geckeler Resigned 6/22/17 to take asst. coach job at Georgetown Diane Richardson Hire announced 6/28/17
UNC Wilmington Adell Harris Resigned 4/11/17 Karen Barefoot Hire announced 5/3/17
UTEP Keitha Adams Resigned to take job at Wichita State Kevin Baker Hire announced 4/24/17
UTSA Luby Lichonczak Fired 8/11/17 Kristen Holt Hire announced 8/12/17
Washington Mike Neighbors Resigned 4/3/17 to take job at Arkansas Jody Wynn Hire announced 4/14/17
Wichita State Jody Adams-Birch Released 1/22/17 Keitha Adams Hire reported 3/29/17
Winthrop Kevin Cook Released 2/24/17 Lynette Woodard Promoted 3/28/17

Changes Prior to June 2016

School Previous Coach New coach
Alabama A&M Semeka Randall Resigned 5/26/16 Margaret Richards Hire announced 6/2/2016
Albany Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Resigned 4/1/15 Joanna Bernabei-McNamee Hire announced 4/15/16
Arizona Niya Butts Released 3/1/2016 Adia Barnes Hire announced 4/4/16
Bradley Michael Brooks Released 3/14/161 Andrea Gorski Hire announced 4/9/16
Campbell Wanda Watkins Resigned 3/16/16 Ronny Fisher Hire announced 4/5/16
Central Florida Joi Williams Released 3/7/2016 Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Hire announced 4/1/16
Colgate Nicci Hays Fort Resigned 3/10/16 Bill Cleary Hire announced 3/29/16
Colorado Linda Lappe Resigned 3/7/2016 JR Payne Hire announced 3/28/16
Columbia Stephanie Glance Stepped down 9/14/2015 to become executive director of the Kay Yow Fund Associate head coach Sheila Roux promoted to promoted to interim head coach Megan Griffith Hire announced 3/28/16
Coppin State Derek Brown Announced retirement 4/22/16 DeWayne Burroughs Hire announced 8/10/16
Dayton Jim Jabir Announced resignation 9/7/16 Shauna Green Hire announced 9/11/16
Eastern Michigan Tory Verdi Resigned 3/9/16 to take job at Massachusetts Fred Castro Hire announced 5/5/2016
Evansville Oties Epps Resigned 2/29/16 Matt Ruffing named permanent head coach on 12/22/16 Assistant coach Matt Ruffing named interim coach for rest of season and 2016-17
Florida International Marlin Chinn Relieved of duties 3/11/16 Assistant coach Tiara Malcom named interim head coach Tiara Malcom Promoted to head coach 4/8/16
George Washington Jonathan Tsipis Resigned 3/29/16 Jennifer Rizzoti Hire announced 4/15/16
Grambling State Nadine Domond Resigned 6/17/16 Interim coach: Freddie Murray
Hartford Jennifer Rizzoti Resigned to take job at George Washington 4/15/16 Kim McNeill Hire announced 5/25/16
Incarnate Word Kate Henderson Resigned 3/7/2016 Christy Smith Hire announced 4/13/16
IPFW Chris Paul Released 3/9/16 Niecee Nelson Hire announced 4/18/16
James Madison Kenny Brooks Took job at Virginia Tech 3/28/16 Sean O’Regan Promoted to head coach 4/9/16
Kennesaw State Nitra Perry Released 3/7/2016 Agnus Berenato Hire announced 3/30/16
Kent State Danielle O’Banion Released 3/11/16 Todd Starkey Hire announced 4/19/16
Louisiana Tech Tyler Summitt Resigned 4/7/162 Mickie DeMoss named interim head coach 4/8/16 Brooke Stoehr Hire announced 4/18/16
Loyola University Chicago Sheryl Swoopes Released 7/3/2016 Kate Achter Hire announced 7/19/16
Manhattan College John Olenowski Released 3/6/16 Associate head coach Sonia Burke named interim coach 3/9/16 Heather Vulin Hire announced 4/24/16
Massachusetts Sharon Dawley Released 3/6/16 Tory Verdi Hire announced 4/9/16
McNeese State Brooks Donald Williams Resigned 4/7/16 to become an assistant coach at Alabama Kacie Cryer Promoted to head coach 4/8/16
Mississippi Valley State Elvis Robinson Released 2/4/16 Assistant coach Melvin Williams named acting head coach Jessica Kern Hire announced 4/4/16
Montana Robin Selvig Announced retirement 7/27/16 Shannon Schweyen Hire announced 8/10/16
Morgan State Donald Beasley Reassigned 6/18/16 to another position Edward Davis Jr. Named interim coach 6/18/16
Nebraska Connie Yori Resigned 4/5/16 Amy Williams Hire Announced 4/11/16
New Mexico Yvonne Sanchez Released 3/18/16 Mike Bradbury Hire announced 3/31/16
Norfolk State Debra Clark Removed from position 1/20/16 Men’s basketball assistant coach Larry Vickers named interim head coach Larry Vickers Promoted to head coach 3/8/16
Northern Arizona Sue Darling “Change in leadership” announced 9/23/16 Robyne Bostick named interim coach (never announced by NAU)
Northern Kentucky Dawn Plitzuweit Resigned to take job at South Dakota 4/22/16 Camryn Whitaker Hire announced 5/6/16
Northwestern State Brooke Stoehr Resigned to take job at Louisiana Tech Jordan Dupuy Hire announced 5/9/16
Prairie View A&M Dawn Brown Released 3/22/16 Ravon Justice Hire announced 4/12/16
Presbyterian College Ronny Fisher Resigned 4/5/16 Todd Steelman Hire announced 4/27/16
Providence Susan Robinson Fruchtl Left to become director of athletics at St. Francis (PA) Announced 4/11/16 Jim Crowley Hire announced 5/10/16
Robert Morris Sal Buscaglia Announced Retirement 3/7/15 His son, associate head coach Charlie Buscaglia, named as successor Charlie Buscaglia Will take over for 2016-17
San Francisco Jennifer Azzi Resigned 9/15/16 Molly Goodenbour Hire announced 9/28/16
Santa Clara JR Payne Took job at Colorado Bill Carr Hire announced 4/15/16
Seattle University Joan Bonvicini Resigned 3/29/16 Suzy Barcomb Hire announced 4/18/16
South Dakota Amy Williams Resignation announced 4/11/16, took job at Nebraska Dawn Plitzuweit Hire announced 4/22/16
Southeastern Louisiana Yolanda Moore Released 3/16/2016 Errol Gauff Hire announced 4/2/16
Southern Methodist Rhonda Rompola Announced retirement 2/22/16 Travis Mays Hire announced 4/7/16
St. Bonaventure Jim Crowley Resignation announced 5/10/16 Jesse Fleming Reported 5/25/16, Hire announced 5/26/16
Tennessee Tech Jim Davis Announced retirement 2/29/16 Kim Rosamond Hire announced 3/31
UC Irvine Doug Oliver Announced retirement 1/12/16 Tamara Inoue Hire announced 4/20/16
UNC Greensboro Wendy Palmer Released 3/14/16 Trina Patterson Hire announced 4/17/16
Vanderbilt Melanie Balcomb Resigned 4/27/16 Stephanie White Will join team at conclusion of Indiana Fever’s season
Vermont Lori Gear McBride Released 3/25/16* Courtnay Pilypaitis named interim head coach Chris Day Hire announced 5/11/16
Virginia Tech Dennis Wolff Released 3/22/16 Kenny Brooks Hire announced 3/28/16
Wagner Lisa Cermignano Released 3/23/16 Heather Jacobs Hire announced 4/15/16
Wichita State Jody Adams-Birch Released 1/22/17 Linda Hargrove (interim coach)
Winthrop Kevin Cook Released 2/24/17 Lynette Woodard (interim coach)
Wisconsin Bobbie Kelsey Released 3/4/16 Jonathan Tsipis Hire announced 3/31
Wofford Edgar I. Farmer Resigned 3/4/16 Jimmy Garrity Hire announced 4/25/16
Wright State Mike Bradbury Resigned 3/31/16 Katrina Merriweather Hire announced 4/19/16

1 Link to Google cache of news article. No indication on Bradley’s website of Brooks’ departure. 2 No official announcement available on Louisiana Tech website. * Link to Google cached page. Original announcement was deleted from Vermont website.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. @SPhilbrick says:

    My list:

    matched yours except I believe Courtnay Pilypaitis has been designated as interim head coach


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