2014 coaching carousel

October 15, 2014 Alvernia promotes Sawyer to interim head coach First Jen Sawyer played for Alvernia. Then she was an assistant for the Crusaders. Now she'll be their head coach, at least on an interim basis.

October 6, 2014 Medaille makes two moves It was a manic Monday at Medaille. With practice less than two weeks away, the school named new coaches for their men's and women's programs.

September 17, 2014 Mike Strong retires after 815 career wins Scranton women's coach Mike Strong, who has been coaching at the institution since 1972, is calling it a career.

August 31, 2014 Raleigh moves up; assistant replaces him Bill Raleigh will step down as head men's basketball coach at Southwestern to assume the role of assistant athletic director full-time effective immediately.

August 21, 2014 Gilbride moves to RPI Mark Gilbride is moving 200 miles south but staying in the Liberty League as the Clarkson coach takes over at RPI.

August 14, 2014 Neer protege replaces him at Hobart Former Rochester player and assistant coach Tim Sweeney, most recently a Division I assistant, will replace his former coach at Hobart.

August 8, 2014 Bittner ends Monmouth career with record seasons The all-time wins leader in Monmouth College women’s basketball history has stepped down to continue her education.

August 5, 2014 Gulls go for Bentley assistant Bettencourt Kevin Bettencourt, who was a standout at Division I Bucknell and an assistant at Division II Bentley, is now the head coach at Endicott.

July 29, 2014 Rosemont promotes from within Rayne Reber will take over for Andy McGovern, who stepped down this offseason after 20 years as a head coach, 13 at Rosemont.

July 23, 2014 Sage picks Coleman as new coach Sage picked an all-time great Division III women's player as its next coach, replacing Jackie Craft.

July 21, 2014 Army assistant gets Williams job Kevin App, a former Williams assistant under Mike Maker, will succeed him as head coach of the Ephs.

July 12, 2014 Lebanon Valley names new women's coach Amy Sokaitis hired to lead Flying Dutchmen, who made the NCAA Tournament each of the last five years under Todd Goclowski.

July 11, 2014 Rowe headed back to New Hampshire Phil Rowe, who coached at three New Hampshire schools, is leaving Endicott to head back there for a non-coaching job.

July 8, 2014 Mike Neer retires from Hobart Hobart basketball coach Mike Neer announced his retirement today. He'd coached three years and won 66 games since coming out of his first retirement, from Rochester.

July 3, 2014 Fitchburg hires former Wheelock coach Brooke Freeburg, formerly the head coach at Wheelock, will be Fitchburg State's third women's basketball coach in as many seasons.

July 3, 2014 Hope names new men's basketball coach Greg Mitchell, who played under longtime coach Glenn Van Wieren, will get his shot to run the Hope men's basketball program, following the sudden departure of Matt Neil.

July 3, 2014 MIT assistant takes Nichols post Tom Glynn, the associate head coach at MIT and a former assistant at Mass-Lowell, takes over a team that won 23 games last season.

July 2, 2014 Catholic assistant named coach at John Jay Ryan Hyland moved his way up from manager to student-athlete to student assistant to grad assistant at Catholic University. Now he'll be a Division III head coach.

July 2, 2014 Bowdoin assistant Krasco remains in NESCAC Kelly Krasco, an assistant coach at Bowdoin, has been named women's basketball coach at Middlebury.

June 30, 2014 Cairn hires D-I grad assistant The former Philadelphia Bible, which has won just 26 percent of its games in a little over a decade in Division III, has another new men's basketball coach.

June 30, 2014 Shaw steps down, Loyd promoted at Rose-Hulman Rusty Loyd steps into the top spot as men's basketball coach for the Engineers, replacing Jim Shaw, who stepped aside after 303 career wins.

June 25, 2014 LeTourneau turns to D-I assistant LeTourneau hired Leslie Reinecker, an assistant at Sam Houston State, as its new women's basketball head coach.

June 25, 2014 Rivier assistant named Lesley men's coach Lesley has announced the hiring of Rivier assistant Chris Giordano as its men's basketball head coach.

June 24, 2014 Alfred coach heads to Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan, a D-III school that aligns with the NAIA in basketball, hired Dale Wellman after he made the Alfred men competitive.

June 24, 2014 Byrnes hired at RIC Michael Byrnes, an assistant coach at Division I Robert Morris, returns to New England to take the open position at Rhode Island College.

June 20, 2014 Dunagan retires from Roanoke with 611 wins The winningest basketball coach in the state of Virginia, Susan Dunagan is calling it a career at Roanoke.

June 19, 2014 Hartwick hires Sage coach Jackie Craft, who coached Sage to the NCAA Tournament last season, will take over at Hartwick.

June 18, 2014 Merchant Marine coach jumps ship for Maine Maritime David Muchnick took over at Merchant Marine when Danny Nee was suspended and finished out the season there as interim coach. Now he'll be trying to right the ship at Maine Maritime.

June 17, 2014 Williams coach Maker takes Marist job After leading the Ephs within a hair's breadth of a national title, Mike Maker moves to Marist, which was 12-19 last season. He's the second D-III head coach to get a D-I top job this offseason.

June 15, 2014 Lindgren steps down at Nichols After a 23-7 season, Jeff Lindgren resigned as head coach of the Nichols men's basketball team.

June 13, 2014 Dickinson women's coach steps down Dina Henry, who has been women's basketball coach at Dickinson for the past 11 years, has taken a job as athletic director at Linden Hall School for Girls.

June 6, 2014 Cabrini promotes assistant Tim McDonald, an assistant for the past four years, replaces Marcus Kahn, who took the head coaching job at Mary Washington.

June 2, 2014 Kraft promoted at Shenandoah Shenandoah athletic director Doug Zipp announced Monday that Melissa Kraft has been promoted to head women's basketball coach.

May 31, 2014 DePauw assistant gets shot to coach Franklin Franklin has hired former DePauw player and assistant Dana Haggenjos as women’s basketball coach.

May 31, 2014 Earlham assistant takes Mount St. Joseph job Janel Iden will be very familiar with her conference opponents, as she remains in the HCAC.

May 30, 2014 Alumnus returns to coach Finlandia After coaching an area high school to the state semifinals three times, Mike O'Donnell is returning to Finlandia to try his hand at coaching his alma mater.

May 28, 2014 Defiance coach moves to Wabash Kyle Brumett, who has coached at Defiance for the past six years, takes over for Antoine Carpenter at Wabash.

May 28, 2014 Shenandoah coach leaves for D-I assistant job CK Calhoun, who has been head coach at Shenandoah for the past two seasons, will leave to become second assistant at Lafayette.

May 28, 2014 Bostick returns to Becker as women's coach Becker athletic director Frank Millerick has named former assistant David Bostick 'the head coach of the women's basketball program.

May 21, 2014 Yellow Jackets turn to Miller LeTourneau named Dan Miller, a former Division II assistant who built a Texas high school program, as its new head men's basketball coach.

May 14, 2014 Matt Neil out as Hope men's coach After just four seasons succeeding longtime coach Glenn Van Wieren, Matt Neil and Hope College "have mutually agreed to part ways."

May 11, 2014 Wilkes hires former Hobart coach Izzi Metz, who was head coach at Hobart for five seasons and was most recently an assistant coach at Boston College, takes on the challenge of trying to rebuild the Colonels.

May 10, 2014 Bland out at Mount St. Joseph Ashley Bland, who was head coach for four years, never won more than six games in any season with the Lions.

May 10, 2014 Gordon women's coach out After four seasons and just 17 wins, Julie Brown is out as head women's basketball coach at Gordon.

May 10, 2014 Griffin retires from RPI Mike Griffin, who coached RPI men's basketball for 29 years and has spent 38 years as a college basketball head coach, is retiring.

May 10, 2014 Rogers named women's coach at Concordia-Chicago Rusty Rogers, a longtime scholarship-level and high school coach, replaces Joshua Steffen, whose team was 2-23 this past season.

May 9, 2014 Oglethorpe tabs Richey as head women's coach Oglethorpe has named Oglethorpe graduate Alex Richey to the position of head women's basketball coach, replacing Aaron Nester, who resigned in February after serving three seasons in the role.

May 8, 2014 Franklin coach suddenly out of a job After two seasons and a 35-18 record, Jennifer Lodge Temple is out at Franklin nearly two months after the season ended.

May 8, 2014 Keuka coach flies north for the winter Sarah Gaffney, who was previously a Division II assistant in Florida, will have to work on her winter wardrobe. She is the new head coach for Keuka women's basketball.

May 8, 2014 Pecsok steps down at Middlebury Noreen Pecsok ends a 16-year coaching career at Middlebury and a 22-year Division III head coaching career.

May 8, 2014 Salem coach moves to Division II after turnaround Anita Howard parlayed a successful season at Salem into a job at Division II Livingstone.

May 7, 2014 Hartwick loses coach to D-II school After back-to-back-to-back 22-win seasons, Missy West is making the jump from Hartwick to Division II St. Leo's.

May 4, 2014 Walsh takes job at Maine Rhodes Island College Bob Walsh, who has led the Anchormen to eight consecutive 20-win seasons, is the next head men's coach at Division I Maine.

May 1, 2014 Former assistant takes over at Hiram Chris Kibler returns to Hiram to take over from his former boss, Steve Fleming.

April 30, 2014 Centre assistant takes over as Sewanee women's coach Tom Campbell takes over for Dickie McCarthy, who moved into an administrative role in the athletic department following the season.

April 28, 2014 Kahn moves to Mary Washington Marcus Kahn, who coached Cabrini to the 2012 title game and the 2013 Elite Eight, moves to Mary Washington, which made the Elite Eight for the first time this season.

April 26, 2014 Goclowski suddenly let go at Lebanon Valley Todd Goclowski compiled a 170-56 record in eight seasons as head coach at Lebanon Valley, including 21-7 this past season, but was cut loose this past week.

April 22, 2014 Arcadia hires Emory & Henry coach Rose Katz, who spent three seasons at E&H, replaces Lorie Kahlil, who spent three seasons at Arcadia.

April 22, 2014 Transylvania coach takes D-I job Greg Todd leaves Division III but not the state of Kentucky as he joins the short list of women's basketball coaches to make the jump directly from Division III to Division I.

April 16, 2014 Alma coach dies after long battle with breast cancer Keisha Brown touched many lives during her coaching career in Michigan.

April 14, 2014 Finlandia men's coach steps down After three seasons, Terry Smith is stepping down from one of Division III's most isolated outposts.

April 8, 2014 Schreiner coach moves to TLU After leading Schreiner to its most successful D-III men's basketball season ever, Jimmy Smith is staying within the conference, and area code, in moving to Texas Lutheran.

April 4, 2014 Johnson returns to coach Alma mater Former state champion high school coach Kris Johnson (formerly Kris Hengesbach), who has been in the conference office at the Division II GLIAC, will return to the sidelines at Alma.

April 2, 2014 Fontbonne finds its next coach on campus Fontbonne has named Anthony Hall the school’s new head men’s basketball coach. Hall, currently the associate athletic director for the university, succeeds Steve Schafer.

March 28, 2014 Fornari retires from Penn State-Behrend After 347 victories and 19 winning seasons, Roz Fornari is retiring from Penn State-Behrend.

March 27, 2014 Mary Washington coach bumped into admin role After 18 seasons and the program's first NCAA Tournament trip, Rod Wood is being moved into an administrative role at Mary Washington.

March 19, 2014 Former NBA player out as Trine coach Steve Mix hadn't coached a college team in nearly three decades. After two years and a 20-31 record, his time in Division III is done and an assistant has been promoted.

March 11, 2014 Schafer steps down as Fontbonne men's coach Steve Schafer, who had been with the Griffins for three seasons, will be starting up a new program at Benedictine in Mesa, Ariz.

March 8, 2014 Sewanee women's coach leaves bench Dickie McCarthy, who earlier this season became Sewanee's winningest women's basketball coach, moves into an administrative role after 11 seasons, 97 wins.

March 4, 2014 Central removes interim tag from Petersen Central athletic director Eric Van Kley made it official. After piloting the Central College women’s basketball team to its highest victory total in the past decade while serving in an interim role, Chelsea Petersen has been named the program’s head coach.

March 1, 2014 Rickrode steps down at Wilkes Jerry RIckrode led the Colonels to the 1998 Final Four and five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, but Wilkes has lost 10 or more games each of the past 10 years.

February 18, 2014 Baptist Bible coach to focus on AD role Mike Show, the longest-tenured head coach in Baptist Bible's history, will step down at the end of the season. Show will remain athletic director.

February 16, 2014 Whitmore back in Division III Former longtime Colby coach Dick Whitmore took over when Thomas let its coach go this week. And he's actually the fourth coach at Thomas in the past 12 months.

February 14, 2014 Nee out after 'incident' at Merchant Marine Sources tell D3sports.com that coach Danny Nee is no longer on the sidelines for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's basketball team, and has not been there since mid-January.

January 21, 2014 Maine Maritime's Murphy says he'll retire Chris Murphy, who has been coaching the Mariners for 22 seasons, will retire from coaching following the season.

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