2011 Year in Review: Coaching changes and extensions

Division I (chronological) || Table of DI, DII, DIII and NAIA coaching changes


Fordham – Head coach Cathy Andruzzi resigns after five seasons.

San Jose State – Head coach Pam DeCosta resigns after four seasons.

UNC Greensboro – Head coach Lynn Agee retires after thirty seasons.

Southeast Missouri State – Head coach John Ishee fired after five seasons.

Weber State – Head coach Carla Taylor’s fired after 23 seasons.

Tulsa – Charlene Thomas-Swinson fired after six seasons.

Virginia – Head coach Debbie Ryan resigns after 34 seasons.

New Mexico State – Head coach Darin Spence resigns after eight seasons.

Washington – Head coach Tia Jackson fired after four seasons.

Virginia Tech – Beth Dunkenberger resigns after seven seasons.

Colgate – Head coach Pam Bass resigns after four seasons.

LSU – Head coach Van Chancellor resigns after four seasons.

High Point – Head coach Tooey Loy resigns after ten years.

Western Illinois – Leslie Crane fired after 13 years.

North Texas – Head coach Shanice Stephens fired after three seasons.

Arkansas State – Head coach Brian Boyer received an extension through 2012-13.

Tulsa – Matilda Mossman hired.

Wisconsin – Head coach Lisa Stone fired after eight seasons.

Virginia Tech – Dennis Wolff hired.

Utah – Anthony Levrets named the head coach after being the interim coach since the end of the 2009-10 season.


LSU – UCLA head coach Nikki Caldwell hired.

Fordham – Stephanie Gaitley hired from Monmouth.

Washington – Kevin McGuff hired from Xavier.

New Mexico – Head coach Don Flanagan resigned after 16 seasons.

Weber State – Bethann Ord named head coach.

Charlotte – Head coach Karen Aston resigned, hired by North Texas.

Stony Brook – Beth O’Boyle hired.

Texas Tech – Head coach Kristy Curry agreed to a five year extension.

Virginia – Cal coach Joanne Boyle hired.

Toledo – Head coach Tricia Cullop signed a contract extension through the 2019-20 season.

New Mexico State – Mark Trakh hired.

Missouri – Head coach Robin Pingeton received a contract extension through 2016.

Wisconsin – Stanford assistant Bobbie Kelsey hired.

Longwood University – Bill Reinson named the new head coach after being the interim head coach since December.

High Point – Jennifer Hoover named head coach.

SE Missouri State – Ty Margenthaler been hired.

Evansville – Head coach Misty Murphy resigned after three seasons.

Western Illinois – JD Gravina hired.

Nebraska-Omaha – Chance Lindley hired.

Texas State – Zenarae Antoine hired.

UNC Greensboro – Wendy Palmer hired

San Jose State – Tim LaKose hired.

Miami (FL) – Head coach Katie Meier received a contract extension.

Xavier – Amy Waugh hired.

Monmouth – Jennifer Palmateer hired.

UCLA – Cori Close hired.

New Mexico – Yvonne Sanchez hired.

Cal – Lindsay Gottlieb hired.

Charlotte – Cara Consuegra hired.


Evansville – Oties Epps hired.

SE Missouri State – Head coach Ty Margenthaler hired.

Arizona State: Head coach Charli Turner Thorne takes a leave of absence.

Colgate: Nicci Hays-Fort hired.

Maine: Richard Barron hired.

Iowa: Head coach Lisa Bluder signs a seven-year contract extension through 2018.

Old Dominion: Head coach Wendy Larry resigns after 24 years at Old Dominion.

UC Santa Barbara: Carlene Mitchell hired.

Murray State: Head coach Rob Cross agrees to a three-year extension through 2014-15.


Green Bay: Head coach Matt Bollant signs a contract extension through 2015-16.

Temple: Head coach Tonya Cardoza receives a contract extension through 2016.

College of Charleston: Head coach Nancy Wilson announces her retirement after the 2011-12 season.

Old Dominion: Karen Barefoot hired from Elon.

Memphis: Head coach Melissa McFerrin receives a contract extension through 2015-16.

Jackson State: Head coach Denise Taylor fired after ten seasons.

St. Bonaventure: Head coach Jim Crowley received a contract extension through 2017.


Indiana: Head coach Felisha Legette-Jack received a two-year contract extension through 2014-15.


Oklahoma State – Jim Littell named head coach. Previously Littell was the associate for six years and took over as the interim coach following the November 17 plane crash that took the lives of head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna


School Former Coach New Coach
Academy of Art (NCAA Division II) Lindsey Yamasaki LaNay Larson
Arcadia University (NCAA Division III) Crystal Gibson Lorie Khalil
Augsburg College (NCAA Division III) Jennifer Britz Bill McKee
Averett University (NCAA Division III) Larry Epperly Liz Hickey
Baker University (NAIA) Susan Decker Ben Lister
Beloit College (NCAA Division III) Scott Schleis (interim) Jennifer Randall
Biola University (NAIA) Ken Crawford Bethany Miller
California State University, Bakersfield (NCAA Division I) Tim La Kose Greg McCall
Carnegie Mellon University (NCAA Division III) Gerri Seidl Jacquie Hullah
Carroll College (NAIA) Shawn Nelson Rachelle Sayers
Carson Newman College (NCAA Division II) Dean Walsh Mike Mincey
Central College (NCAA Division III) Jerry Nikkel Mike Jacobsma
Central Washington (NCAA Division II) Jeff Whitney Shawn Nelson
Chatham University (NCAA Division III) Mark Katarski Sandra Rectenwald
Colby College (NCAA Division III) Christine Clancy Julie Veilleux
Colgate University (NCAA Division I) Pamela Bass Nicci Hays-Fort
College of St. Joseph (USCAA) Jason Cassarino Shane Lynch
Culver-Stockton College (NAIA) Seth Minter Melissa Young
Daniel Webster College (NCAA Division III) Kristin Kunzman MaryLynn Skarzenski
Darton College (NJCAA) Laura Blackwell Lea Henry
Earlham College (NCAA Division III) Liana Coutts Melissa Johnson
Elon University (NCAA Division I) Karen Barefoot Charlotte Smith
Emory & Henry College (NCAA Division II) Steven Kenner Rose Katz
Finlandia University (NCAA Division III) Shawn Hendrickson (interim) Jason Keefer
Fontbonne University (NCAA Division III) Keith Quigley Matt Wickenhauser
Fordham University (NCAA Division I) Cathy Andruzzi Stephanie Gaitley
Gallaudet University (NCAA Division III) Kevin Cook Brendan Stern
Geneva College (NCAA Division III Renee Drake Lori Wynn
Goshen College (NAIA) Steve Wiktorowski Stephanie Miller
Hawaii Pacific University (NCAA Division II) Jeff Harada Reid Takatsuka (interim)
High Point University (NCAA Division I) Tooey Loy Jennifer Hoover
Iowa Lakes Community College (NJCAA) Brian Radtke Nicole Bullock
Kalamazoo College (NCAA Division III) Sharri Brumfield Katie Miller
Lakeland College (NCAA Division III) Teri Johnson Lindsey Vande Hoef
Lake Superior State University (NCAA Division II) Jamie Pewinski Justin Rees
Lawrence University (NCAA Division III) Dennis Nagan (interim) Tara Carr
Lincoln Memorial University (NCAA Division II) Stephanie Smith Roger Hodge
Lincoln University (NCAA Division II) Kisha Middleton Jessica Kern
Louisiana State University (NCAA Division I) Van Chancellor Nikki Caldwell
Luther College (NCAA Division III) Jane Hildebrand Amanda Nechuta
Merrimack College (NCAA Division II) Helen Williams Monique LeBlanc
Missouri Baptist University (NAIA) Danny Wingate Iris Dixon
MonMouth University (NCAA Division I) Stephanie Gaitley Jenny Palmateer
New Jersey City University (NCAA Division III) Sandra Nunez Dates Amy Mulligan
New Mexico State University (NCAA Division I) Darin Spence Mark Trakh
Northeast Mississippi CC (NJCAA) Ricky Ford Brian Alexander
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NAIA) Milburn Barton Stephanie Shaw
Notre Dame College (NCAA Division II) Dick Deasy Katie Hine
Oglethorpe University (NCAA Division III) Ron Sattele Aaron Nester
Old Dominion University (NCAA Division I) Wendy Larry Karen Barefoot
Ohio Wesleyan University (NCAA Division III) Nan Carney-DeBord Stacey Ungashick Reed (interim)
Point Park University (NAIA) Sam Kosanovich Tony Grenek
Queens College (NCAA Division II) Tom Flahive Elizabeth “Bet” Naumovski
Saginaw Valley State University (NCAA Division II) Shannon Baugh Jamie Pewinski
Saint Joseph’s College (NCAA Division III) Kris Davis Mike Petre
Saint Leo University (NCAA Division II) Chanita Olds Nikki Jessee
Salisbury University (NCAA Division III) Charisse Mapp Kelly Lewandowski
San Jose State University (NCAA Division I) Pam DeCosta Tim La Kose
Southeast Missouri State University (NCAA Division I) John Ishee Ty Margenthaler
Southeastern Illinois College (NJCAA) Rodney Wallace Clyde Buck
Southern Maine Community College (NJCAA) Becky Roak Kendra Reichert
Southwest Baptist University (NCAA Division II) JC Carter Todd Voss
Spring Arbor University (NAIA) Tara Kreklau Ryan Frost
Spring Hill College (NAIA) Ray Fron Karen Curtis McConico
Stevenson University (NCAA Division III) Chris Ramer Jackie Boswell
St. Mary’s College (Md.) (NCAA Division III) Barb Bausch Crystal Gibson
Stony Brook (NCAA Division I) Michele Cherry Beth O’Boyle
Texas A&M University- Kingsville (NCAA Division II) Scott Hyland Michael Trujillo
Texas State University (NCAA Division I) Suzanne Fox Zenarae Antoine
Thomas More College (NCAA Division III) Brian Neal Jeff Hans
Truett-McConnell College (NAIA) Buster Brown Matt Sanders
UCLA (NCAA Division I) Nikki Caldwell Cori Close
University of Arkansas Monticello (NCAA Division II) Chris Ratcliff Tanya Ray
University of California (NCAA Division I) Joanne Boyle Lindsay Gottlieb
University of California, Davis (NCAA Division I) Sandy Simpson Jennifer Gross
University of California, Santa Barbara (NCAA Division I) Lindsay Gottlieb Carlene Mitchell
University of Evansville (NCAA Division I) Misty Murphy Oties Epps
University of Illinois-Chicago (NCAA Division I) Lisa Ryckbosch Regina Miller
University of Indianapolis (NCAA Division II) LeAnn Freeland Constantin Popa
University of Maine (NCAA Division I) Cindy Blodgett Richard Barron
University of Massachusetts, Lowell (NCAA Division II) Kathy O’Neil Sarah Behn
University of Montevallo (NCAA Division II) Brittany Godsey (interim) Cindy Hilbrich
University of Nebraska, Omaha (NCAA Division II) Patty Patton Shearer Chance Lindley
University of New Mexico (NCAA Division I) Don Flanagan Yvonne Sanchez
University of New Orleans (NCAA Division II) Amy Champion Keeshawn Carter (Interim Head Coach)
UNC Charlotte (NCAA Division I) Karen Aston Cara Consuega
UNC Greensboro (NCAA Division I) Lynne Agee Wendy Palmer
University of North Texas (NCAA Division I) Shanice Stephens Karen Aston
University of Tulsa (NCAA Division I) Charlene Thomas-Swinson Matilda Mossman
University of Utah (NCAA Division I) Elaine Elliott Anthony Levrets
University of Virginia (NCAA Division I) Debbie Ryan Joanne Boyle
University of Virginia College at Wise (NAIA) Doug Carter Abby Hearn
University of Washington (NCAA Division I) Tia Jackson Kevin McGuff
University of Wisconsin (NCAA Division I) Lisa Stone Bobbie Kelsey
Virginia Tech (NCAA Division I) Beth Dunkenberger Dennis Wolff
Wayne State University (NCAA Division II) Gloria Bradley Carrie Lohr
Weber State University (NCAA Division I) Carla Taylor Bethann Shapiro Ord
Western Illinois University (NCAA Division I) Leslie Crane JD Gravina
Westminster College (NAIA) JD Gustin Shelley Jarrard
West Virginia Wesleyan (NCAA Division II) Steve Tierney Jackie DeVane
Wheaton College (NCAA Division III) Beth Baker Kent Madsen
Wheeling Jesuit (NCAA Division II) Katie Hine Deborah Buff
Wilkes University (NCAA Division II) Rachel Emmerthal Chris Heery
Winthrop University (NCAA Division I) Bud Childers Marlene Stollings
Xavier University (NCAA Division I) Kevin McGuff Amy Waugh

Source: WBCA

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