2017 coaching carousel
October 5, 2017 Thomaskutty steps down at Emory Emory announced that women's basketball coach Christy Thomaskutty is stepping down from her position for health reasons. Misha Jackson, who played and coached under Thomaskutty, will serve as interim head coach.
October 4, 2017 Hiram selects alumna for new coach Hiram selected Alex Dellas as its new head women's basketball coach. Dellas, who graduated from the College in 2010, replaces Emily Hays who left for the head coaching position at Dickinson.
October 3, 2017 Kornaker steps down at St. John Fisher The winningest active men's coach in the East Region has stepped down as Rob Kornaker announced he is leaving St. John Fisher to spend more time with his family. The College named Mike Grosodonia II as his replacement.
October 3, 2017 La Crosse names Dernbach interim coach UW-La Crosse selected Stevens Point assistant Kent Dernbach as its interim head coach. He was the Pointers' interim head coach during Bob Semling's suspension related to the NCAA's investigation of program violations related to out-of-season practices.
September 21, 2017 Eberhardt resigns; interim replacement named UW-Superior lost its second head basketball coach this month as Paul Eberhardt stepped down from his position atop the men's program. The University named alum Greg Polkowski as the interim head coach for this season.
September 20, 2017 St. John Fisher reels in Hilbert coach St. John Fisher named Melissa Kuberka as its new head women's basketball coach and only the third in program history. She replaces Marianne O'Connor-Ermi who led the Cardinals to two NCAA Tournaments.
September 14, 2017 Koelbl leaving Lax Ken Koelbl has decided to step down as head men's basketball coach at UW-La Crosse effective immediately. He will remain with the university in its admissions office and the Eagles will name an interim head coach.
September 6, 2017 Mulhern moves from Superior to St. Kate's Don Mulhern, who won titles in two different conferences with UW-Superior, will be the next head coach at St. Catherine. He replaces Sean Pinkerton who took over Oswego State's program.
August 23, 2017 Newbury quickly names new coach Less than a week after announcing Dana Barros' resignation as head men's basketball coach, Newbury College announced that Pine Manor head coach Rich Fazzi will fill that vacancy.
August 21, 2017 Scots go Young, name new coach After a national search of candidates, the Covenant men's basketball program has a new head coach as director of athletics Tim Sceggel named Neal Young the 16th head coach in program history.
August 4, 2017 Dickinson hires Hays away from Hiram After losing its head women's basketball coach to Johns Hopkins, Dickinson found her replacement at Hiram. Emily Hays will fill the Red Devils' vacancy after three seasons with the Terriers.
July 31, 2017 Pinkerton heads back Upstate After leading the turnaround at St. Catherine in Minnesota, Sean Pinkerton is headed back to Upstate New York to become the next head coach at Oswego State.
July 31, 2017 Generals recruit alum after coach decamps Washington and Lee selected Chris McHugh as its next head men's basketball coach, replacing Adam Hutchinson who accepted an assistant coaching position at his alma mater Amherst.
July 27, 2017 Panthers pick D2 assistant PItt-Bradford named Sharay Hall as its next head women's basketball coach. Hall played and coached at Division II schools Lock Haven (Pa.), Clarion (Pa.) and West Virginia Wesleyan.
July 27, 2017 Dallas goes to west coast for next coach The University of Dallas named Lacey Burns as its new head women's basketball coach. Burns was the head coach of a Division II team and assistant on a Division I team in California.
July 26, 2017 Staten Island makes interim hire Staten Island turned to former player T.J. Tibbs as its interim head coach to fill the vacancy created by Tony Petosa's retirement. Tibbs was the interim head coach for Mount St. Vincent last season.
July 21, 2017 Goucher grad takes over at Centenary Damian Pitts, who played at Goucher and coached at D2 Millersville for more than a decade, will be the next head coach for Centenary (N.J.).
July 13, 2017 ASC veteran gets her Le-turn as head coach Cassi Rozanski played four years at Texas-Dallas and coached seven years at Texas-Tyler. After two seasons away from the conference, she gets her chance to be a head coach in the ASC at LeTourneau.
July 6, 2017 Eureka finds next coach inhouse Amos Arbogast will move from the Eureka men's basketball team, where he has been an assistant coach since 2011, to the women's team where he'll be the next head coach.
July 6, 2017 Schaetzle gets a shot with Pitt-Greensburg Pitt-Greensburg named Hayley Schaetzle as its new head women's basketball coach. She was previously a graduate assistant to Roz Fornari at Penn State-Behrend and was briefly interim coach when Fornari retired.
July 3, 2017 ODAC All-American to lead Ferrum men Shortly after announcing its upcoming move to the ODAC, Ferrum announced that one of the ODAC's best players in recent history will be its new head men's basketball coach. Tyler Sanborn, who was a two-time All-American for Guilford, was announced as the choice this week.
July 1, 2017 Oberlin assistant takes over at Bard Casi Donelan, who was the primary assistant to Kerry Jenkins at Oberlin for three seasons, will be the next women's basketball head coach at Bard College.
July 1, 2017 Pitt-Greensburg picks Purple Raider Pitt-Greensburg selected Brody Jackson, an assistant coach at Mount Union, to be its new head men's basketball coach. He replaces Sean Strickland who was let go earlier this summer.
July 1, 2017 Petosa steps down at Staten Island Making a decision he described as "fifty percent personal and fifty percent basketball," Staten Island's Tony Petosa has resigned from his position as men's basketball coach. Petosa was the College's winningest coach in any sport with 459 wins.
June 30, 2017 Centenary (La.) goes far north for next coach Lyndon State head coach Chris Dorsey is moving from Vermont to Shreveport, Louisiana to become the next head coach for the Centenary Gents.
June 26, 2017 Coe-ching change for Kohawks Coe women's basketball head coach Nate Oakland stepped down to take an assistant position at D1 North Dakota State. The College has promoted assistant Kayla Waskow to fill the vacancy.
June 26, 2017 Pirates snag coach from SCAC rival Greta Grothe is changing jobs but staying in the SCAC. After two seasons at the University of Dallas, she's headed to Southwestern University.
June 22, 2017 McNeely docks at Maine Maritime Piedmont assistant coach Dan McNeely is sailing far up the east coast to become the new head men's basketball coach at Maine Maritime.
June 19, 2017 Salem State selects new coach Al Berger will be the new women's basketball head coach at Salem State. He replaces Michelle Cunningham who stepped down from the position after six seasons.
June 16, 2017 Dickinson coach moves to Johns Hopkins After three seasons at Dickinson, Katherine Bixby is leaving the Red Devils but staying in the Centennial Conference. She will fill the vacancy created at Johns Hopkins when Nancy Funk retired.
June 14, 2017 Mitchell names new women's coach Mitchell has selected Courtney Burns as its new head women's basketball coach. Burns played at Rhode Island College and coached at Johnson and Wales.
June 14, 2017 Pitt-Bradford coach moves from women to men Pitt-Bradford stayed not just in-house but in the same hallway to find its new men's basketball coach. Sean Brown will move from the Panthers' women's head coaching position to the men's head coaching position.
June 5, 2017 TCNJ name replacement for long-time coach TCNJ needed a new women's coach after Dawn Henderson decided her 28th season would be her last. On Monday the Lions announced Francesca Jackson as their selection.
June 5, 2017 Wash U makes coaching pick Nancy Fahey left some big shoes to fill when she left Wash U to take a D-I head coaching job at Illinois. Attempting to follow one of the most successful women's basketball coaches at any level will be former D-III coach and current D-I assistant Randi Henderson.
May 31, 2017 Nigro hired at Medgar Evers Brian Nigro, who was let go by Mount St. Vincent midway through the season, has landed at Medgar Evers. He replaces Chris Pursoo who coached the Cougars for eight seasons.
May 31, 2017 Medaille alum docks at Maritime SUNY-Maritime named Michael Berkun as its new head men's basketball coach. Berkun played and coached at Medaille on the other side of the Empire State.
May 31, 2017 Witt removes interim tag from women's coach Wittenberg promoted Kelly Mahlum to head coach after she completed a season as the Tigers' interim leader. Mahlum was previously the head coach at Colorado College and Greensboro.
May 24, 2017 Blackburn chooses new women's coach The Beavers are eager for change after going 3-70 the last three seasons. Dr. James Chandler will try to deliver as their new head coach.
May 17, 2017 Walsh hired at Shenandoah Adam Walsh is coming home to Winchester, Va. to coach the Shenandoah men's team. He spent the last seven seasons guiding Centenary (La.) through its transition to Division III.
May 12, 2017 Caltech replaces women's coach Caltech named Bridgette Reyes as its new head coach, replacing Sandra Marbut who went 27-321 in 14 seasons with the Beavers.
May 11, 2017 CLU goes coast to coast Cal Lutheran went all the way to Hackettstown, N.J. to pick its next men's basketball coach. Tim Fusina, who coached at Centenary for four seasons, will lead the Kingsmen next season.
May 11, 2017 Leopard changes spots for Ford's scarlet Haverford hired LaFayette associate head coach Patrick Doherty as its new head men's basketball coach. Doherty also spent time as an assistant at Williams and TCNJ.
May 8, 2017 Etown gets Moore from coaching search Elizabethtown picked Pitt-Bradford head coach Britt Moore to be its next head men's basketball coach, replacing Bob Schlosser who retired at the end of last season.
May 8, 2017 New Loggers coach has deep NWC roots Casey Kushiyama, who was a part of the final four teams at Whitman and George Fox, was named the new women's basketball coach at Puget Sound.
May 8, 2017 Westminster (Mo.) selects women's coach James Arnold, who has experience as a Division I assistant and NAIA head coach, will be the Blue Jays' next head coach. He replaces Tracey Braden who took the top job at Sewanee.
May 5, 2017 Cornell promotes assistant Cornell promoted Dave Schlabaugh from lead assistant coach to head men's basketball coach. He replaces Chad Murray who took the head coaching position at Pacific Lutheran.
May 5, 2017 SUNY New Paltz men announce coaching change SUNY New Paltz announced that head men’s basketball coach Michael Rejniak has elected to step down from his position and be replaced by alum Keith Kenney.
May 4, 2017 Loeffler to return to D-III, take Johns Hopkins job Josh Loeffler, who coached Stevens to the Sweet 16 in 2008 and spent the next nine years in Division I, will take over for Bill Nelson at Johns Hopkins.
May 3, 2017 Central chooses men's assistant to lead women Joe Steinkamp will move up from his role as Central College assistant men's basketball coach to become the Dutch's new head women's coach.
May 2, 2017 Dolphins reel in alum for men's coach Mount St. Vincent hired former player and assistant coach James Mooney to fill the men's head coaching vacancy. He will also be an associate athletic director at the College.
May 1, 2017 Former D3 and D1 head coach fills spot at Nebraska Wesleyan Sam Dixon, who was the head men's coach at Denison for four seasons and head women's coach at Furman for eight, will be the Prairie Wolves' new head women's basketball coach.
May 1, 2017 Sewanee names new coach Sewanee selected assistant coach Michael Hedgepeth as its new head men's basketball coach, replacing Bradley Pierson who resigned after one season. Hedgepeth was previously an assistant at Williams College.
April 29, 2017 Lakeland stays in house for next coach Sam Schroeder, who earned two degrees from Lakeland, played there and coached there, will be the Muskies' new head men's basketball coach.
April 27, 2017 Cowboys wrangle alum for next coach Hardin-Simmons University named Matt Brackett, who played four years for the Cowboys, as its next head men's basketball coach.
April 27, 2017 Iowa Wesleyan hires new women's coach Jack Bruns has had several jobs at Iowa Wesleyan University and his latest is head women's basketball coach.
April 25, 2017 Ozarks takes Texas-Dallas alum as coach The University of Ozarks named Travis Carruthers as its new head men's basketball coach. Carruthers played and coached at Texas-Dallas and then at Howard Payne.
April 25, 2017 Schreiner takes Rhodes assistant Schreiner University turned to Samantha Davidson as its next head women's basketball coach. She has spent time coaching in Tennessee at the high school, Division I and Division III levels since graduating from Birmingham-Southern.
April 25, 2017 Funk retires from Johns Hopkins After 31 years and more than 500 victories, Nancy Funk announced her retirement as Johns Hopkins' women's basketball coach on Tuesday. Her announcement coincides with the retirement of the Blue Jays' long-time men's coach Bill Nelson.
April 24, 2017 Earlham coach steps down Earlham College announced that Melissa Johnson will not return as the Quakers' head coach following a long battle with life-threatening health issues. Johnson cited "a major setback" in her decision to resign.
April 21, 2017 Bridgewater looks far north for new coach Bridgewater (Va.) tabbed Sarah Gaffney as the third coach in the program's history, replacing recently retired Jean Willi. Gaffney spent the last three seasons as head coach of Keuka College in Upstate New York.
April 21, 2017 Broadhurst to Lead Keuka women’s basketball Gary Broadhurst will become the 13th women’s basketball coach in Keuka College history, replacing Sarah Gaffney who left to take the head coaching job at Bridgewater College in Virginia.
April 20, 2017 Eureka coach stepping down Steve Thompson, who was the SLIAC Coach of the Year last season, is stepping down from his job as women's basketball head coach. He will remain Eureka's Director of Athletics
April 20, 2017 Ferr-enough: Tharp steps down After 12 seasons as Ferrum's head coach, Bill Tharp has decided not to return to the Panthers' sideline next season. He leaves as the program's all-time leader for coaching victories since it moved to Division III in 1985.
April 14, 2017 Rock out, Whittier: Poets change coaches Rock Carter announced he is stepping down as Whittier's head men's basketball coach.. Assistant Mark Jensen will be the Poets' interim head coach through the 2017-18 season.
April 11, 2017 Goucher names Preston as head coach Goucher named Andrea Preston as its new head women's basketball coach. Preston was previously the head coach at Hiram and Clarkson before joining Dixie Jeffers' staff at Capital for three seasons.
April 8, 2017 Payne logs off, heads to D1 Puget Sound head coach Loree Payne is leaving the Loggers to become a Lumberjack. She will be the next head coach at Division I Northern Arizona University after leading UPS to its first outright NWC title in program history.
April 8, 2017 Sul Ross hires new women's coach again Sul Ross State hired Katie Novak Peebles as its next head women's basketball coach. She replaces Caleb Henson who resigned In January, less than 10 months after being hired.
April 7, 2017 JCU keeps it in the family After Mike Moran retired as head basketball coach at John Carroll, the Blue Streaks turned to his son Pete to take his place. Pete was an assistant under his father the past five seasons.
April 7, 2017 Kevin Hopkins named Muhlenberg men's basketball coach Kevin Hopkins, a player and coach at one of the most successful programs in Division III, is the new head men’s basketball coach at Muhlenberg College.
April 5, 2017 Skarzenski returns to alma mater MaryLynn Skarzenski is returning to Nichols College where she was a four-time all-star and conference player of the year. Skarzenski had just finished her fourth season as the head coach at Mitchell College.
April 3, 2017 Jimmy Smith returns to D3 Jimmy Smith, who had short but successful tenures as the head coach at Schreiner and Texas Lutheran, is returning to Division III after one year as a Division I assistant. He's the next head coach at Millsaps College.
March 31, 2017 Valley Forge hires new coach Valley Forge named DJ Damazo, who was an assistant at nearby Eastern University, as its new head coach for men's basketball.
March 30, 2017 PLU picks new men's coach Pacific Lutheran named Chad Murray, who coached at Cornell and played at Chapman, as its new head men's basketball coach. He replaces Steve Dickerson who retired at the end of last season.
March 29, 2017 Mueller steps down at Nebraska Wesleyan After four seasons at Nebraska Wesleyan, Britni Mueller has stepped down to spend more time with her family. The Prairie Wolves went 13-13 last season for their first non-losing campaign in over a decade.
March 28, 2017 Braden moves to Sewanee Tracey Braden, head women's basketball coach of Westminster (Mo.) for the past 10 years, is moving to Sewanee.
March 24, 2017 Aanonsen moves from Lakeland to WLC Aaron Aanonsen is moving from Lakeland to Wisconsin Lutheran to become the Warriors' new head men's basketball coach. He will replace Skip Noon who will focus on his duties as school's athletic director.
March 23, 2017 Berry's coach Dunn and moving on Stephanie Dunn resigned from her position as Berry head women's basketball coach to take a high school coaching job. Thomas Johnson, who was an assistant coach for the men's team, will fill the vacancy.
March 22, 2017 D-III says farewell to Fahey On the heels of her 737th career win and her 29th NCAA Tournament trip, legendary Washington U. coach Nancy Fahey is moving on, and up, to the Big Ten.
March 22, 2017 Millikin goes with Scherer hiring Mark Scherer, who holds Elmhurst's record for coaching victories, is returning to the CCIW. Millikin announced his hiring, replacing Matt Nadelhoffer who resigned in February.
March 22, 2017 Mucci announces retirement Michael Mucci, the winningest coach in the 99 year history of the Haverford men's basketball program, has announced his retirement after 22 years.
March 16, 2017 Lynx star takes the Rhodes home The winningest coach in Rhodes women's basketball will be replaced by one of his best players. Lauren Avant Sumski returned to Rhodes to become the Lynx's next head coach following Matt Dean's retirement.
March 15, 2017 Johnson wins fight for her life, returns to Earlham Melissa Johnson, who spent more than 600 days in the hospital and missed three years of coaching after what was supposed to be routine surgery, is returning to her old job.
March 14, 2017 Ozarks' men's coach steps down University of the Ozarks coach David Ferrell has resigned from his position after four years to pursue other professional opportunities, specifically in Northwest Arkansas.
March 14, 2017 Valley Forge coach steps down Jon Mack ushered Valley Forge into the NCAA as athletic director and was head coach for 17 seasons before he stepped down following this season.
March 14, 2017 Nelson retires from JHU after 606 career wins After 31 years, more than 500 wins and 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament, Blue Jay basketball coach Bill Nelson is hanging it up.
March 10, 2017 Rusty Rainbolt returns to ASC Former American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year Rusty Rainbolt has been named head coach for the East Texas Baptist women's basketball program.
March 10, 2017 Wise to leave Millsaps coaching role Long-time Millsaps head men's basketball coach Tim Wise, will be relinquishing his coaching duties and moving into a full-time administrative role within the athletics department.
March 7, 2017 A fitting finale for Carse Craig Carse has spent 40 years coaching, 26 as a head coach. His career at Hardin-Simmons will conclude near his hometown in Marietta, or at the Final Four. Either way, it's a fitting farewell for a man who has given so much to so many.
February 28, 2017 Rhodes women's coach retires Lynx head women's basketball coach Matt Dean, will step down from his duties, after 15 seasons as head coach and 12 more as an assistant men's coach.
February 28, 2017 Veteran Bridgewater coach announces retirement After spending parts of five decades on campus, Bridgewater head women's basketball coach Jean Willi has announced her retirement after 21 seasons at the helm of the Eagles program.
February 27, 2017 McClary resigns as Muhlenberg men's coach Scott McClary has announced his resignation after eight years as head men's basketball coach at Muhlenberg after the Mules completed a 12-12 season.
February 24, 2017 ETBU women's coach out after two years Edsel Hamilton is no longer women's basketball coach at East Texas Baptist after the Tigers won 14 fewer games than a year ago.
February 24, 2017 Nadelhoffer out at Millikin After six seasons of trying to turn the Big Blue around, Matt Nadelhoffer is no longer head men's basketball coach at Millikin.
February 23, 2017 Mullen steps down as women's basketball coach Nichols women’s basketball head coach Alice Mullen has announced her resignation to assume a full-time role in the Sport Management department at the college.
January 31, 2017 Schlosser stepping down at E-town Elizabethtown announced that long-time head coach Bob Schlosser will retire at the end of this season, wrapping up a career that spanned 27 years, more than 350 victories and a national runner-up appearance in 2002.
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