2011-12 coaching carousel
October 27, 2011 Hamilton selects women's basketball coach Kate DeSorrento, formerly the top assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Rochester since 2008, has been named head coach at Hamilton College.
September 10, 2011 Keystone names Nevada Smith its new coach After losing its head coach to one East region school, the Giants filled their vacancy with the assistant from another East region school.
September 9, 2011 NYCCT coach lands at John Jay After NYCCT discontinued its athletics program, men's basketball coach Otis Fenn landed at fellow CUNYAC school John Jay.
September 9, 2011 Oswego State picks Keystone coach Jason Leone, a Syracuse native, is headed back to Upstate New York to become the new head coach for Oswego State.
September 2, 2011 Women's Final Four coach resigns Carolyn Hunter, who coached Christopher Newport to the 2011 Division III women's basketball Final Four, resigned suddenly Sept. 2.
August 23, 2011 Mike Neer returns to coaching Longtime Rochester coach Mike Neer is coming out of retirement after one year to return to head coaching at Hobart.
August 12, 2011 CCNY hires former D-I coach Tom Green spent 26 years at Fairleigh Dickinson (or FDU-Teaneck, if you prefer) before being hired at D-III CCNY this week.
July 28, 2011 Amherst assistant takes over reins at New Paltz Mike Rejniak brings seven years of Division III coaching experience, having served as an assistant coach at Amherst, Plymouth State and TCNJ.
July 27, 2011 Wilkes hires Muhlenberg assistant Chris Heery becomes the 13th head coach in the 51-year history of Wilkes women's basketball.
July 22, 2011 Junior college coach hired at Hood Hood's new women's basketball coach is familiar with the area.
July 22, 2011 Stockwell moves from Oswego to Hamilton Adam Stockwell, most recently the head men's basketball coach at Oswego State, has been selected to fill the same position at Hamilton.
July 21, 2011 NYC Tech drops athletics New York City Tech has dropped intercollegiate athletics effective immediately, D3sports.com has learned.
July 19, 2011 Centenary coach takes Arcadia job Lorie Khalil helped turn around the Centenary program and will now take her shot at doing the same at Arcadia.
July 18, 2011 Gallaudet coach steps down Kevin Cook, who coached Gallaudet women's basketball to its first NCAA Tournament trip since the Ronda Jo Miller era, resigned July 18 for personal reasons.
July 13, 2011 Plymouth State hires men's coach Former Tulane assistant Andrew Novick was hired to replace Damien Strahorn, who took the head coaching job at Colby earlier in the offseason.
July 12, 2011 Hood coach leaves for AD job Jay Butler, women's basketball coach at Hood and former coach at D-I Columbia, is leaving the school to take a D-III athletic director position.
July 3, 2011 Gettysburg assistant gets Salisbury job Kelly Lewandowski, a former Scranton player and Gettysburg assistant, replaces Charisse Mapp, who resigned after four seasons.
June 29, 2011 Wilkes women's coach released Wilkes has announced that it will begin a search for a new women's basketball coach to replace Rachel Emmerthal.
June 28, 2011 Stevenson hires former D-I coach Gary Stewart, most recently head coach at UC Davis, emerged from a long hiring process to get the job at Stevenson, returning to Division III.
June 28, 2011 Lesley hires former D-III standout Leah Lipschitz, a former Division-I and D-III player at Boston University and Emmanuel, respectively, has been named head coach at Lesley.
June 22, 2011 Boswell named women’s coach at Stevenson After 10 highly successful seasons at Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, Jackie Boswell has been named women's coach at Stevenson.
June 14, 2011 Eastern hires D-I assistant A former D-III player and current Division I assistant got tabbed to replace Matt Nadelhoffer at Eastern.
June 3, 2011 Birmingham-Southern loses coach On the verge of becoming eligible for the NCAA Tournament, Birmingham-Southern will enter the 2011-12 season without Mitch Cole, who rebuilt the program from scratch in D-III.
June 3, 2011 Hans on: Thomas More names new coach Thomas More named Jeff Hans, an assistant coach at nearby Division II Northern Kentucky, as its next head coach for women's basketball.
June 1, 2011 McMurry hires new men's coach Jerry Isler, a successful high school coach and father of a McMurry men's basketball player, has been named head coach.
May 27, 2011 Kalamazoo hires women's coach Katie Miller replaces Sherri Brumfield as the Hornets' head coach. She's been a full-time assistant at Westminster (Pa.).
May 27, 2011 New Paltz head men's coach resigns Dagan Nelson has stepped down from his post effective June 8. He has been named the director of community outreach & external affairs and varsity boys’ basketball coach at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, N.C.
May 26, 2011 Wheaton (Ill.) promotes interim coach Kent Madsen was named CCIW coach of the year as an interim replacement at Wheaton this past season. He got rewarded for that success with a title change.
May 25, 2011 Franciscan men's coach resigns After five years as head coach at Franciscan, Sean Donovan completed his last day on May 15. He was the only varsity men's basketball coach in the program's history.
May 24, 2011 Colby alum returns as coach You needed a Colby or Dick Whitmore connection to be a finalist for this job, and Damien Strahorn has that.
May 23, 2011 Won and done: Garnett leaves McMurry After leading McMurry to the NCAA tournament in his first season, Matt Garnett takes the head coaching position at his alma mater.
May 19, 2011 Former D2 coach hired at UW-EC Kyle Green, currently an assistant at Northern Iowa and formerly head coach at D-II Lewis, took the UW-Eau Claire job.
May 17, 2011 Chatham coach leaves for Niagara The most successful coach in Chatham's history is moving on up.
May 17, 2011 Former Ohio State coach hired at Emerson Jim O’Brien, who last coached at OSU in 2004 before being fired for NCAA violations, has been named Emerson’s men’s coach, replacing Hank Smith, who was deposed midseason.
May 16, 2011 Mulligan appointed head women's coach at N.J. City Amy Mulligan has been appointed as the 13th head women’s basketball coach in New Jersey City history after an extensive search to fill the position.
May 12, 2011 Fritz steps down at St. Thomas St. Thomas men's basketball coach Steve Fritz announced Thursday afternoon, May 12, that he was stepping down from the coaching position for the 2011 national champions.
May 11, 2011 Thomas More coach leaves for Xavier Brian Neal, the winningest coach in Thomas More history, won't have to move after taking a Division I assistant job.
May 10, 2011 Salisbury hires alumnus as men's basketball coach Salisbury announced the return of one of its own, with alumnus Josh Merkel as the new men's basketball head coach.
May 7, 2011 Alma hires Dominican assistant A former Calvin player will take a head coaching position in the MIAA.
May 6, 2011 Hamilton coach leaves for Siena Tobin Anderson won 118 games in seven seasons with Hamilton, but the school will have a new men's basketball coach when it returns to NESCAC play next season.
May 4, 2011 Wartburg assistant hired at Oglethorpe Aaron Nester takes over for the Stormy Petrels, whose coach stepped down early in the season for personal reasons.
May 4, 2011 Wheaton women's coach formally retires Beth Baker went on medical leave in November and formally stepped down as Wheaton (Ill.) head women's basketball coach this week after 25 years.
May 3, 2011 Lehigh assistant takes Whitworth job With Jim Hayford gone for Division I, the Pirates' next coach comes from a Division I assistant job.
May 2, 2011 Benedictine assistant hired at Fontbonne Steve Schafer was tabbed to try to fill the shoes of coaching legend Lee McKinney, who passed away earlier in the offseason.
May 2, 2011 New Augsburg coach has long track record An assistant on St. Thomas' previous Final Four team, Bill McKee turned a program around as a high school head coach and was called on to do the same with Augsburg.
April 28, 2011 Former Bowdoin assistant returns to Maine Julie Veilleux was an assistant under Stefaine Pemper at Bowdoin and following her to Division I Navy. But she will return to Maine as Colby's new women's head coach.
April 27, 2011 CMU hires former Dartmouth head coach Carnegie Mellon has named Jacquie Hullah as head coach of the women’s basketball program. Hullah will succeed Gerri Seidl, who resigned in March after 27 years.
April 27, 2011 Air Force assistant takes Shenandoah job Rob Pryor takes over a Hornets squad that was 4-21 overall, 2-10 in the USA South and 0-5 against schools in the ODAC, where Shenandoah will move in 2012-13.
April 27, 2011 St. Vincent retains interim coach Jimmy Petruska, who was elevated to interim coach midseason following the death of Kristen Zawacki, has been elevated to head coach for St. Vincent.
April 26, 2011 Howard returns to Division III After three years as a Division I assistant coach, former Hardin-Simmons coach Dylan Howard returns to Division III as head coach at North Park.
April 22, 2011 Lakeland women hire new coach Former Division III player Lindsey Vande Hoef will get her first head coaching job with the Muskies.
April 22, 2011 Wabash promotes assistant to replace Petty Antoine Carpenter will move over a spot on the Little Giants' bench and inherit the unenviable task of replacing a legend.
April 21, 2011 Monmouth tabs Whitewater assistant A former opponent will now be Monmouth's mentor.
April 19, 2011 Bethany Lutheran hires men's coach David Balza, who has spent the past nine seasons as head coach at Florida Gulf Coast, is taking on a different challenge.
April 19, 2011 OWU coach leaves to take AD job Nan Carney-DeBord, who led Ohio Wesleyan to the 2001 Final Four among her 400-plus career wins, is leaving coaching to become athletic director at NCAC rival Denison.
April 19, 2011 Northwood assistant takes Finlandia job Jason Keefer, an assistant at Division II Northwood, will become the next head women's basketball coach at Finlandia.
April 19, 2011 Polytechnic replaces its men's basketball coach Athletic director Maureen Braziel has announced that Nolan Adams will be the new head men's basketball coach for the NYU-Poly Fighting Blue Jays. Adams comes to NYU-Poly after a three year stint as the assistant coach at Mount St. Vincent.
April 18, 2011 Beloit hires Loras assistant coach Jennifer Randall has been named the 12th head women’s basketball coach at Beloit, after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Loras.
April 18, 2011 Nadelhoffer named coach at Millikin Former Wheaton player Matt Nadelhoffer will return to the CCIW, taking over a struggling Millikin men's basketball program.
April 15, 2011 Benedictine coach reassigned Paul Nelson has been named the manager of the Dan and Ada Rice Center Fitness Center, Benedictine athletics director Mark McHorney announced.
April 12, 2011 Carr comes back to coach Lawrence Former Saginaw Valley State and Ohio Northern assistant coach Tara Carr will be Lawrence's fourth women's basketball coach in five seasons.
April 11, 2011 Mount Union names head men's basketball coach The University of Mount Union has named Mike Fuline its new head men's basketball coach.
April 4, 2011 Averett names Liz Hickey head coach The three-time D3hoops.com All-American from Mary Washington was most recently an assistant at Rochester.
April 4, 2011 Johnson State men's assistant moves over Greg Eckman has been hired as Johnson State's head women's basketball coach effective immediately. Dale Tatro resigned after the team went 4-21.
April 2, 2011 Ramer resigns as Stevenson women’s coach After 16 seasons as the head women's basketball coach at Stevenson, Chris Ramer has announced his resignation.
March 31, 2011 Fontbonne promotes assistant coach Fontbonne moved quickly, elevating Matt Wickenhauser to replace Keith Quigley, who resigned last week.
March 31, 2011 Gibbons steps down at UW-Eau Claire Terry Gibbons, who coached UW-Eau Claire to the national title game in 2000 but has had four sub-.500 seasons in the past six, stepped down as the Blugolds' coach.
March 29, 2011 Whitworth coach moves to Division I Jim Hayford is the first Division III men's basketball head coach to jump directly to a D-I head coaching job since Dave Paulsen in 2008.
March 28, 2011 Theulen set to return as men's coach at Western New England Mike Theulen stepped down after the 2007-08 season to focus on his athletic director role and steps back in to replace Chris Agoglia.
March 24, 2011 Fontbonne women's coach steps down Keith Quigley, who coached Fontbonne to the 2001 Sweet 16 and compiled a 254-134 mark in 15 seasons, is pursuing other opportunities.
March 23, 2011 Haynes resigns as LaGrange men's basketball coach LaGrange made the GSAC conference finals, but it was one of just five wins for the Panthers this season.
March 23, 2011 Former All-American hired as head coach Amanda Nechuta was a two-time D3hoops.com All-American. Now she'll be a Division III head coach as well, replacing Jane Hildebrand at Luther.
March 16, 2011 Carnegie Mellon women's coach resigns Gerri Seidl reached 275 career wins at Carnegie Mellon this year, but is within 10 losses of 400 as well after 27 seasons.
March 16, 2011 Mount Union coach resigns Mount Union has announced that Lee Hood has resigned his position as head men's basketball coach. The Purple Raiders were 10-16 this past season, 8-10 in the OAC.
March 16, 2011 Salisbury men's coach out Steve Holmes is no longer coach at Salisbury after 11 seasons, 116-170 record. No announcement was apparent on Salisbury's site, but the head coaching job was posted by HR.
March 15, 2011 Colby coach Dick Whitmore retires Dick Whitmore, one of the all-time leaders in NCAA Division III men's basketball for career victories and one of the top 50 winning coaches in all divisions, announced he is stepping down.
March 10, 2011 Brumfield out at Kalamazoo Sharri Brumfield, who had turned Thomas More into a national contender, was unable to turn Kalamazoo around and resigned after three seasons.
March 10, 2011 North Park men's coach out No formal announcement was made by the school, but the men's basketball coaching job has been posted at North Park, meaning Paul Brenegan is out after seven years as head men's coach.
March 9, 2011 Augsburg's women's coach resigns Jennifer Britz was the third coach in three seasons at the time she was hired. She brought some stability to Augsburg, but not a lot of wins.
March 8, 2011 Sattele resigns as Oglethorpe women’s basketball coach Oglethorpe head women's basketball coach Ron Sattele has announced his resignation as Stormy Petrel basketball coach, effective immediately.
March 7, 2011 Trine coach promoted Trine men's basketball coach Rob Harmon was promoted to assistant athletic director and will leave the sidelines. He was 80-115 in eight seasons.
March 6, 2011 Smith out at Millikin Marc Smith was hired at Millikin four years ago after having some success at Keystone. But the Big Blue was 1-23 this past season and Smith was 33-66 in four years.
March 4, 2011 Bethany Lutheran men's coach resigns A day after the Vikings lost in the UMAC tournament, Rick Jeddeloh resigned. He'd been coach for eight seasons.
March 2, 2011 Both Earlham coaches out When Earlham announced it was moving from the NCAC to the HCAC, its president said a goal was to win more games. They went a combined 2-48 and won zero HCAC games.
February 26, 2011 Stevenson's coach to focus on AD role Stevenson's Brett Adams is stepping down as men's basketball coach but will remain athletic director for the growing department.
February 25, 2011 Monmouth coach steps down After four years guiding the Monmouth men’s basketball program, Mark Vershaw has stepped down. His Scots compiled a record of 23-67.
February 25, 2011 Harris resigns Shenandoah basketball post Shenandoah athletic director Wayne Edwards announced Friday that men's basketball coach Robert Harris has resigned.
February 24, 2011 Luther women's coach resigns Luther has announced that after 27 years at the helm of the women’s basketball program, Jane Hildebrand has resigned to accept the position of assistant dean for student life.
February 23, 2011 McKinney confirms: He's retiring Longtime Fontbonne coach Lee McKinney confirmed what D3hoops.com reported last week: This is his last year coaching.
February 21, 2011 Lewis and Clark men's coach retires Lewis and Clark coach Bob Gaillard coach will retire at the end of the season. He has 526 career wins and counting.
February 18, 2011 Lawrence to conduct national search for women’s coach Lawrence could be searching for its fourth coach in five seasons.