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NCAA DI Coaching Changes

Published on March 7, 2016

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NCAA DI Coaching Changes – Sept. 2018 – present
Last updated: 3/17/19

Changes Prior to September 2018 || Changes Prior to December 2017 || Changes Prior to June 2016

School Previous Coach New coach
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Nate Kilbert
Fired 1/15/19
Danny Evans named interim coach
Arkansas State Brian Boyer
Contract not renewed 3/13/19
College of Charleston Candice M. Jackson
Contract not renewed 3/14/19
East Carolina Heather Macy
Resigned 10/17/18
Chad Killinger
Named interim head coach
Eastern Kentucky Chrissy Roberts
Fired 3/2/19
Florida A&M LeDawn Gibson
Fired 2/12/19
Kevin Lynum
Named interim head coach
Georgia Southern Kip Drown
Fired 3/10/19
Holy Cross Bill Gibbons
Suspended for remainder of season on 2/1/19
Ann McInerney
Named interim head coach 1/31/19
Incarnate Word Christy Smith
Contract not renwed 3/10/19
Lipscomb Greg Brown
Fired 3/8/19
Louisiana Monroe Jeff Dow
Announced resignation 2/13/19
North Dakota State Maren Walseth
Resigned 3/11/19
Penn State Coquese Washington
Departure announced 3/8/19
Portland Cheryl Sorenson
Fired 3/12/19
Richmond Michael Shafer
Fired 3/10/19
Rhode Island Daynia La-Force
Fired 3/12/19
Saint Francis University Joe Haigh
Resigned 1/31/19
Interim coach: Susan Robinson-Fruchtl
UMBC Phil Stern
Resigned 2/22/19
Xavier Brian Neal
Resigned 3/10/19
Vermont Chris Day
Resigned 4/26/18
Interim coach: Alisa Kresge

Changes from December 2017 -September 2018

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
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 4/4/18
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 promoted to head coach 12/8/17
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 announced 6/8/18
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
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 6/18/16interim 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 4/21/17
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 3/14/16
1
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 4/7/16
2
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 coach3/9/16
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.

This post is part of the following threads: 2015-16 College Season, 2016-17 College Season, 2017-18 College Season, 2018-19 College Season – ongoing stories on this site. View the thread timelines for more context on this post.


 

Readers Comments (3)

  1. @SPhilbrick says:

    My list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NCA

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

    Phil

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