2015 coaching carousel
September 22, 2015 After 16 years, Riverso returns to D-III Ted Riverso coached the University of St. Thomas to Division III women's basketball best record in the 1990s, then left coaching altogether. Now after six years on the bench at the University of Minnesota, Riverso is back in D-III, a few blocks down the street at Augsburg.
August 29, 2015 Augsburg women's coach passes away Bill McKee, who spent the past four seasons as Augsburg women's basketball head coach, passed away on Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2015, after a battle with kidney cancer. He was 62 years old.
August 26, 2015 Scranton ends long search with local hire As Hoopsville previously reported, almost a year after the retirement of Mike Strong, the all-time winningest D-III women's coach, and three months after the interim coach left to take a high school job, Scranton has finally found its next women's basketball coach.
July 31, 2015 Bethany selects Juniata assistant Nick Hager as men's basketball coach After a national search, Juniata assistant coach Nick Hager has been selected as the new head men’s basketball and men’s tennis coach at Bethany.
July 28, 2015 Marywood coach named men's basketball coach at Allegheny A coaching veteran with more than two decades of experience, Bob Simmons has been named the head men's basketball coach at Allegheny.
July 15, 2015 Kevin Kovacs returns to Gallaudet to lead men's program Gallaudet University alum and former Bison student-athlete Kevin Kovacs has been selected as the new men’s basketball head coach as announced by athletic director Michael Weinstock. Kovacs will begin his new duties on August 17.
July 9, 2015 Brown goes from one Bobcat to another Pitt-Bradford has named longtime Frostburg State assistant men's basketball coach Sean Brown as the new head coach for its women's program.
June 30, 2015 Assistant gets promoted to lead Wesley program Dean Burrows has seen the Wesley program reach new heights and now he'll have a chance to take them higher. The Wolverines' assistant coach will replace Jerry Kobasa as the head coach.
June 26, 2015 Alumnus returns to coach Salisbury Andrew Sachs, who is a former Salisbury State assistant and was most recently head coach at Bethany, has returned to take over the Sea Gulls men's basketball program.
June 25, 2015 Curry chooses Wheelock coach to lead men's program Matt LeVangie moved from one program with recent struggles to another as the Wheelock coach was named the next head men's basketball coach at Curry College. Wheelock assistant coach Mike Pollio fills the Wildcats' vacancy.
June 16, 2015 Heil returns to Baldwin Wallace Former Baldwin Wallace assistant coach Tom Heil is coming back to the institution as the men's basketball head coach.
June 11, 2015 Filzen named men's coach at Lancaster Bible Zach Filzen, a women's assistant coach at Northwestern (Minn.) and son of former longtime Carleton coach Tammy Filzen, is getting his first head coaching job.
June 10, 2015 Driggs steps down at Allegheny After spending five years at the helm of the Gator program, Jim Driggs has announced his resignation.
June 9, 2015 Wesley coach Kobasa leaves alma mater After 10 years as head coach, Jerry Kobasa is moving on from Wesley.
June 9, 2015 Fontbonne names longtime assistant head men's coach Lance Thornhill, who has been an assistant coach for the Griffins for the past 16 seasons, will finally get a shot as head coach.
June 9, 2015 Rissmiller steps down as Pacific women's coach Rissmiller joins her former George Fox nemesis, Scott Rueck, as the Beavers' director of women's basketball operations. She will be in charge of the program's day-to-day business operations, including travel and budgeting.
June 8, 2015 One year and out for Fontbonne men's coach Anthony Hall, who just took over as head men's basketball at Fontbonne last year, is moving on.
June 8, 2015 Rutgers-Newark names interim coach Former Rowan player and FDU-Teaneck assistant Ashley Cieplicki replaces another interim coach at the helm of the Scarlet Raiders.
June 8, 2015 Harris named head men’s coach at Mass-Boston Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus has named Jason Harris to replace him as head coach at Mass-Boston.
June 7, 2015 Bowdoin grad takes over Bates program Alison Smith, now Alison Montgomery, played at Bowdoin, then coached under Stefanie Pemper at Navy. Now she'll be coaching at her alma mater's rival.
June 3, 2015 Davis named Gettysburg women’s basketball coach Gettysburg has announced Nate Davis, head women’s basketball coach at Eastern, will take over the women’s basketball program at Gettysburg following the retirement of long-time mentor Mike Kirkpatrick.
June 2, 2015 Reid promoted; Panepento named head coach Following five years as head coach of Wooster's women's basketball program, Ashley Reid is taking on a new opportunity as the school's first assistant to the athletic director for diversity and inclusion.
May 30, 2015 Coe coaching changeover Randi (Peterson) Henderson is taking an assistant position at UNC-Charlotte, and a former Coe assistant will replace her.
May 30, 2015 Lakeland women's basketball coach resigns Lindsey Vande Hoef has resigned as head coach at Lakeland in order to take the head coaching job at a former position.
May 30, 2015 Navy assistant takes over at Washington College Washington College has announced the hiring of Navy assistant coach and former Division III assistant coach Aaron Goodman to helm the Shoremen's program.
May 22, 2015 Former Geneseo player hired at Hilbert Melissa Graham, a D3hoops.com All-Region player at Geneseo and a high school assistant girls' basketball and head girls' lacrosse coach, will take over a program which has won 14 games in five seasons.
May 22, 2015 Hunter men's basketball coach steps down Shay Berry is stepping down as coach of the Hawks after four seasons.
May 20, 2015 Dunne deal: Nazareth alum returns to program Nazareth alum Kelly Dunne will lead her alma mater after spending three years as an assistant coach at Brockport State.
May 12, 2015 Allen promoted to head coach at Southern Maine Allen, who was an assistant coach for the Huskies this past season, replaces Gary Fifield, who was head coach for 27 of the past 28 seasons. Allen Replaces Legendary Coach Gary Fifield After 27 Seasons on the USM Bench
May 9, 2015 Scranton assistant named Alvernia head coach Alvernia announced the hiring of Sheila Cook as head women's basketball coach, replacing Jen Sawyer, who was the interim coach this past season.
May 8, 2015 From the sidelines to the classroom Brendan Stern, who led Gallaudet to one of its most successful men's basketball seasons in decades, has resigned his head coaching position to take a tenure track teaching politics at the school.
May 8, 2015 UD announces Grothe as new women's basketball coach The University of Dallas announced Friday that Greta Grothe has been named as the fourteenth head coach of the women’s basketball team.
May 6, 2015 Former All-American named Tyler head coach Two-time D3hoops.com All-America selection Kendra (Anderson) Hassell has been named head coach at UT-Tyler, a conference rival of Hardin-Simmons, her alma mater.
May 5, 2015 Two Baylor assistants named head coaches in ASC East Texas Baptist and Mary Hardin-Baylor each hired Baylor assistant coaches, as former assistant Mark Morefield will take the ETBU job and current assistant Edsel Hamilton the slot at UMHB.
May 4, 2015 Linfield hires former Oregon State star Casey Bunn, who led the Pacific-10 in scoring and has been a successful high school coach in Oregon, will take over the Linfield women's basketball program.
April 30, 2015 Merkel returns to Macon Josh Merkel coached Salisbury, his alma mater to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past season. But he was also an assistant coach under Nate Davis earlier in his career and now will get the chance to replace him.
April 30, 2015 Gene Rushing retires from Louisiana College After 29 seasons, 766 games and 335 wins, Gene Rushing is retiring as head coach of the Wildcats.
April 28, 2015 Amherst assistant gets head coaching job Matt Goldsmith, who was on four NCAA Tournament teams as a player at Amherst and was an assistant coach for three more, will take over the men's basketball program at TCNJ.
April 28, 2015 Sheldon steps down from alma mater Baldwin Wallace men's basketball coach Duane Sheldon resigned his position at the University and has accepted a position as athletic director at Dublin Coffman High School.
April 27, 2015 Postiglione named head men's basketball coach at Bridgewater Bridgewater director of athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Randolph-Macon assistant Shawn Postiglione as the school's new head men's basketball coach.
April 19, 2015 Randolph-Macon coach heads to Division I After having success with Dave Paulsen and Pat Flannery, Bucknell went the Division III route again, this time taking Nate Davis from Randolph-Macon as its next men's basketball coach.
April 17, 2015 Good tabbed Manchester head coach Gerad Good, who played under Steve Alford and was an assistant on the program's national runner-up team, returns to Manchester to try to recapture some of that magic.
April 15, 2015 McKenzie takes over for long-tenured Smith Pat McKenzie was an assistant coach for nine of Jim Smith's 51 seasons and will get the chance to take over for the former St. John's coach.
April 15, 2015 Chad Dickman to take over for father at Hood With Tom Dickman stepping down to focus full-time on his role as athletic director, Chad Dickman is stepping up to take over the men's basketball head coaching role.
April 14, 2015 Daniel takes on Goucher job Patrick Daniel, the only women's basketball coach to post three consecutive winning seasons at Pitt-Bradford, will get a shot to turn around the Goucher women's basketball program.
April 14, 2015 Rose returns to Goucher Tom Rose played for Goucher, then was an assistant coach. Now he returns to Towson, Md., as just the second head coach in the program's history.
April 13, 2015 Coming off tourney trip, Southwestern coach steps down Kerri Brinkoeter coached Southwestern to the NCAA Tournament this season. Someone else will have to take on the challenge of returning.
April 13, 2015 Dickman steps down as coach, remains Hood AD The only men's basketball in the short history of the Hood program, Tom Dickman will leave the sidelines to focus on his role as athletic director.
April 9, 2015 Ricks taking over at Birmingham-Southern Mike Ricks, who has built a college women's basketball program from the ground up, will take on a rebuilding job next.
April 8, 2015 Muskingum names Schwab head men's basketball coach Travis Schwab, an assistant coach at Wittenberg, will take over as men's basketball coach at Muskingum.
April 7, 2015 Murphy retires from Bates After 21 seasons and 343 victories, Bates women's basketball coach Jim Murphy has decided to retire. The school will begin a national search for a replacement immediately.
April 7, 2015 Oilar gets call to turn Otterbein around Otterbein selected DePauw assistant coach Brian Oilar to turn around the Cardinals' men's basketball program that hasn't had a winning record since 2007.
April 2, 2015 Gettysburg’s Coach K announces retirement After raising the bar for not one, but two athletic programs at Gettysburg, head women’s basketball coach Mike Kirkpatrick announced his retirement from the coaching realm on Thursday, April 2.
April 1, 2015 Baribeau resigns after four years at Blackburn It's been a struggle to build the program at Blackburn, which hasn't had even as many as 10 wins since 2006-07. With five freshmen and two sophomores in the rotation, the Beavers won five SLIAC games, the most in eight years.
April 1, 2015 Linfield women's coach steps down Robin Potera-Haskins is leaving the Linfield sidelines after five years at the head of the Wildcats' women's basketball program.
March 31, 2015 Potts succeeds former coach at Moravian Justin Potts, who played under Jim Walker and was his assistant coach at Moravian, will return to the school to take over as head coach.
March 27, 2015 Charney steps down after frustrating season After winning the Skyline Conference four times in five seasons, SUNY-Purchase was beset by injuries and started this season 1-10. Jeff Charney and the department have decided to part ways.
March 26, 2015 Penn College men's coach out Chris Lemasters, who was only the second full-time men's basketball coach in Penn College history, is making way for the third one.
March 25, 2015 Washington College parts ways with Nugent Washington College has decided to take its men's basketball program in a different direction, parting ways with head coach Rob Nugent, who had served in that role since 2001.
March 24, 2015 Murphy out after two decades at Alfred After 13 seasons as head men's basketball coach and seven more as the head women's coach, Jay Murphy is out.
March 24, 2015 Plymouth State women's coach out Liz Stich, who coached the Plymouth State women's basketball team for three seasons, is out as head coach.
March 24, 2015 Ursinus women's coach announces retirement Ursinus head women's basketball coach Jim Buckley leaves Ursinus with the second most wins in school history at 151 and led the Bears to the 2007 Centennial Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
March 23, 2015 Bridgewater men's basketball coach resigns Bridgewater athletics director Curt Kendall announced that Don Burgess, head coach of the college's men's basketball program for the past seven years, has resigned.
March 17, 2015 After 51 seasons, Jim Smith retiring St. John's is known for keeping its coaches around. A little over two years after the legendary John Gagliardi retired as football coach, Jim Smith, who has coached basketball for more than half a century, is calling it a career as well.
March 3, 2015 Both Goucher head basketball coaches resign Leonard Trevino, the only men's basketball coach the Goucher program has ever had, and Didi Cotton, the No. 4 scorer all time in the program's history, resigned at the school on the same day.
March 3, 2015 Washington & Jefferson coach resigns The Presidents had just one winning season in Glenn Gutierrez's nine-year tenure as W&J's head men's basketball coach.
March 3, 2015 Rockford removes interim label from coach Andrew Weber took over midseason when Ryan Rebsom resigned and led Rockford to a 4-8 mark.
March 2, 2015 Simpson men's coach out After leading the Simpson men's basketball team for the past five seasons, Charles Zanders has resigned as head coach, athletic director Brian Niemuth announced Monday.
March 2, 2015 Muskingum coach Ford announces retirement Gene Ford, a Muskingum alumnus, announced his retirement after eight years as Muskingum head men's basketball coach. His announcement concludes a storied coaching career that spanned 39 years.
March 1, 2015 Adrian out at Otterbein Todd Adrian took over a faltering Otterbein program and was unable to turn it around in three years.
February 25, 2015 Walker retiring after 35 seasons at Moravian Moravian head men's basketball coach Jim Walker has announced his retirement after leading the Greyhounds' program for the last 35 seasons, and 36 years as a collegiate head coach.
February 25, 2015 Nadborne steps down from Manchester coaching position Manchester athletic director Rick Espeset announced Wednesday, Feb. 25, that Brad Nadborne has stepped down as head men’s basketball coach. He will remain in his role as an instructor for the university’s Exercise and Sport Science department through the end of 2014-15.
January 8, 2015 Rockford men's coach resigns Ryan Rebsom has stepped down as Rockford men's basketball coach, effective immediately. The Regents are 3-10, 2-6 in the NACC.
November 27, 2014 Titus to retire at end of season Charlie Titus, the only men's basketball coach that Mass-Boston has ever had, announced that he will retire at the end of this season, his 39th on the Beacons' sideline.
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