2019 coaching carousel
September 16, 2019
Hixon taking sabbatical from Amherst
Getting a sabbatical from coaching is fairly rare in college basketball, slightly less so at the Division III level, but David Hixon will be taking this season off, Hoopsville and D3sports.com have learned. More details inside.
September 12, 2019
Lisella leaving bench at Rowan
Gabby Lisella retired from her position as head women’s basketball coach at Rowan University where she set the program record for career victories with 245.
August 23, 2019
Former Norwich coach returns to D3
Steve Lanpher, who led the Norwich women to postseason success more than a decade ago, has returned to Division III to coach the Randolph College women's program.
August 16, 2019
Manhattanville hires Baruch alumnus
The Valiants will have a new head men's basketball coach when they return to the Skyline Conference this fall. Chris Alesi replaces Pat Scanlon who took a high school job in Connecticut.
August 8, 2019
From Moravian to Montclair
Justin Potts, who has the only two 20-win seasons in 84 seasons of Moravian College men's basketball, left his alma mater to take the head coaching job at Montclair State.
August 7, 2019
Pioneers pick UWO assistant
UW-Platteville will try to kick start the rebuild of its women's basketball program by hiring Kelly McNiff who won WIAC titles as a player and coach at UW-Oshkosh.
August 1, 2019
Signor-Brown goes to Garnet
Candice Signor-Brown, who led Vassar to the NCAA Tournament four times, will be the next head women's basketball coach at Swarthmore.
July 30, 2019
Rosemont hires Amherst assistant
Rosemont hired Amherst assistant Grace Elliott to do double duty as its head women's basketball coach and Sports Information Coordinator.
July 26, 2019
Jeremy Reigle tabbed to lead Rockford men
Rockford University announced the hiring of Jeremy Reigle as its next head men's basketball coach. Reigle was previously the head coach at former D3 member Presentation.
July 23, 2019
WIAC assistant takes over at Houghton
Houghton hired UW-River Falls assistant coach Lance Westberg to lead it's men's basketball team. He takes over for Corky McMullen who stepped down from the position in June.
July 22, 2019
Cal Lutheran turns over both coaches
Cal Lutheran lost its head men's and women's basketball coaches to other colleges and quickly filled the vacancies with alums coaching at the high school level.
July 16, 2019
Smith goes back to Big Blue
Kalamazoo head men's basketball coach Jay Smith is returning to Division I Michigan to join Juwan Howard's staff as the Wolverines' director of player personnel and development.
July 15, 2019
Colby picks D1 assistant to lead women
Colby named Chenel Harris-Smith as its new head women's basketball coach. This will be her first foray into Division III basketball after playing and coaching at the D1 level.
July 12, 2019
Cyclones spinning through another change
Centenary (N.J.) is changing its men's basketball head coach for the fifth time since 2012. Jason Geleski will be the Cyclones' new head coach, replacing Damian Pitts.
July 11, 2019
Metcalf-Filzen returns to Carleton
Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who is the only coach with a winning record in Carleton women's basketball history is returning to lead the Knights' program after a nine-year hiatus.
July 10, 2019
Arcadia chooses Albright alum to lead program
Arcadia hired former Albright player and assistant coach Adam Van Zelst to lead its men's program after Justin Scott took an assistant job at Division I St. Joseph's (Pa.).
July 9, 2019
Susquehanna replaces Reed
Susquehanna hired Marywood head coach Gabby Holko as its new head women's basketball coach after Jim Reed stepped down to join Trevor Woodruff's staff at Division I Bucknell.
July 3, 2019
Dowling rides the Wave to D1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Kristen Dowling is the fifth Division III head coach to make the jump to a D1 job this offseason. She was named the head coach at Pepperdine.
July 1, 2019
Simmons coach lands at CCNY
After Simmons decided to disband its women's basketball program, the Sharks' head coach Michael Williams found a new home at City College of New York.
June 27, 2019
Cardinals' Curle migrates south
Plattsburgh State head coach Tom Curle, who led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament nine times, is leaving Upstate New York to become William Peace University's Athletic Director.
June 23, 2019
CCNY fills men's coaching post
CCNY filled its men's head coaching vacancy, hiring former John Jay assistant Sean Clores to lead the Beavers' program.
June 21, 2019
Wheaton hires Bowdoin All-American as coach
Wheaton (Mass.) brought Sara Binkhorst back to Division III where she was an All-American guard at Bowdoin. She will be the Lyons' new head women's basketball coach, replacing Melissa Hodgdon.
June 14, 2019
SUNY Cobleskill coach heads west to Macalester
For the second consecutive off season, Macalester selected a head coach from a distant Division III school to lead its women's program. Katie Kollar replaces Pamela Findlay who resigned in April.
June 13, 2019
Nichols names Army assistant to be new coach
For the second off season in a row, Nichols men's basketball followed a successful season with a coaching change. The Bison hired Army West Point assistant Brandon Linton to replace Scott Faucher who moved to Division II Assumption College.
June 12, 2019
Rhodes names Rogan as its new head coach
Rodney Rogan led the Millsaps men on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament more than a decade ago. Now he'll try to do the same with the Rhodes women as their head coach.
June 9, 2019
Cobbers choose UWEC assistant
Concordia-Moorhead named UW-Eau Claire lead assistant Kim Wagers as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces Jessica Rahman who retired in April.
June 5, 2019
Hobart names Thompson head coach
Stefan Thompson, who was an All-American guard and assistant coach at Hobart, will be the Statesmen's next head men's basketball coach.
May 30, 2019
Franciscan turns to Bryn Athyn assistant
The Barons selected Sean Kirk as their new head women's basketball coach, replacing Suzanne Delaney who went 32-137 in seven seasons in Steubenville.
May 29, 2019
Berube gone to D-I
After a 17-year career in which she turned the Tufts women's basketball program into a title contender, Carla Berube is heading to Princeton.
May 28, 2019
Salem switches coaches
Salem College hired Quntashea Lewis, who was one of the Spirits' most successful players, as its new head coach. She replaces Britni Mohney who was named head coach at Penn College.
May 24, 2019
Kuykendall switches to Southwestern
Conner Kuykendall is leaving Schreiner but staying in the SCAC to become the next head coach at Southwestern. The Mountaineers and Pirates finished within a game of each other last season.
May 23, 2019
Alma promotes assistant to head coach
Sami Stormont was Alma's interim head coach briefly during the school's last two coaching changes. Now she'll be the Scots' new head coach.
May 23, 2019
From JHU to BVU: Beavers name new coach
Buena Vista named Johns Hopkins assistant head coach Trevor Johnson as its new head coach. He replaces Todd Lorenson who left the University after one season to become the head coach at NAIA Mount Marty.
May 22, 2019
Greensboro promotes from within
After Bryan Galuski left his positions as Greensboro's Athletic Director and head men's basketball coach, the College promoted associate head coach Jim Cantamessa to lead the basketball program.
May 17, 2019
Southern Virginia swaps coaches
Adam Wardenburg moved from the Southern Virginia women's program to the men's, where he'll be the new head coach. Alumna Lynette Schroeder fills the vacancy on the women's side.
May 17, 2019
Marlins reel in Hudy as next coach
Virginia Wesleyan lured Liz Hudy from Averett, where she built the Cougars into conference title contenders, to be its next head women's basketball coach.
May 14, 2019
Scheuers returns to Earlham
Earlham head coach Jason Polykoff returned to his former position at a high school in the Philadelphia suburbs so Joe Scheuers is returning to lead the Quakers' program.
May 9, 2019
Conn College turns to Sweeney
Connecticut College hired Hobart head coach Tim Sweeney to lead its men's basketball program back to relevance in the NESCAC. The Camels are winless in the conference since 2017.
May 8, 2019
Va Wes coach decides to go Yeo
Virginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmyer is returning to the conference where she thrived as a player to lead the Oberlin Yeowomen's program.
May 4, 2019
Lewis gets to keep job
Matt Lewis, the interim head coach of the UW-Oshkosh men's basketball team this past season, led the Titans to the national title. But he still had to apply for his own job, and he got it.
May 3, 2019
UW-River Falls hires former D1 assistant
Blake DuDonis' resume includes several positions in and around women's basketball -- D1 assistant, SEC broadcaster, WNBA scout. Now he can add head coach to that list.
April 30, 2019
Rahman retires from Concordia-Moorhead
Jessica Rahman, who was the most successful player and coach in Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball history, announced her retirement.
April 30, 2019
Sewanee's Hedgepeth heads to alma mater
After leading Sewanee to the NCAA Tournament, Mick Hedgepeth stepped down to take a position at Division I Belmont. His assistant Brian Emerson will take over as the Tigers' head coach.
April 29, 2019
Thompson heads to Wasps' hive
After spending three seasons in way Upstate New York, Ben Thompson is headed back home to Southwest Virginia to become the next head men's basketball coach at Emory and Henry.
April 26, 2019
Bruins look to the Sky(line) for next coach
Michael Coppolino will move from Newburgh (N.Y.) where he led Mount St. Mary back to prominence in the Skyline to Newburg (Ore.) where he'll be charged with keeping George Fox as national title contenders.
April 25, 2019
Logie leaves Whitworth
Matt Logie, who won 194 games in eight seasons at Whitworth, is leaving Division III, with his longtime assistant taking over.
April 25, 2019
Blue Jays promote assistant to lead women's program
After Westminster (Mo.) head women's basketball coach James Arnold left the College for an athletic director position, the school named assistant coach Talisha Washington as his replacement.
April 25, 2019
Woodruff leaving Lady Royals
Trevor Woodruff, who led Scranton to the 2019 national semifinals, is leaving Division III to become the next head coach at Division I Bucknell. He is the third D-III women's head coach to take a Division I job this offseason.
April 24, 2019
Christner comes home to Calvin
After coaching the Waynesburg men for seven seasons, Mark Christner is returning to his alma mater to become the Knights' new head women's basketball coach.
April 23, 2019
Hinz takes over at alma mater
Josh Hinz, a two-time D3hoops.com All-America selection at Beloit and the program's all-time leading scorer, will be the next head coach of the Buccaneers men's basketball program he used to play for.
April 22, 2019
Clark returns to Alma men
Less than 13 months after Alma named Ryan Clark as its head women's basketball coach, the College picked him to fill the men's head coaching vacancy. He replaces Sam Hargraves who moved to Olivet.
April 22, 2019
Off Rhodes: Sumski goes D1
Lauren Sumski, who is the only person to win an SAA championship as a player and coach, is leaving Rhodes to become the head coach at Division I Lipscomb.
April 19, 2019
Richardson retires at Otterbein
A series of moves in the Otterbein athletics department included Connie Richardson stepping down from her head coaching position after 28 seasons.Her assistant Diana Noles will take over the program.
April 18, 2019
St. Norbert selects D1 assistant
Making its first women's basketball coaching hire in more than four decades, St. Norbert College selected UW-Green Bay assistant coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry to lead its program.
April 17, 2019
Clark picks Ivy League assistant
Clark selected Brown University assistant coach Tyler Simms to lead the Cougars' men's program back into contention in the NEWMAC. He replaces Paul Phillips who retired at the end of last season.
April 13, 2019
Catholic chooses Kelly to lead program
Aaron Kelly, who coached at nearby Division I George Mason under former Williams coach Dave Paulsen, will be the next head coach at his alma mater, replacing Steve Howes who resigned.
April 11, 2019
Blackburn promotes young alum
Austin Kirby, a 2017 graduate of Blackburn, will be coaching his former teammates in October of 2019 after Steve Kollar left for Concordia-Chicago.
April 11, 2019
Former Schreiner coach hired at Iowa Wesleyan
Temaine Wright, who coached at Schreiner for five seasons, will be the next women's basketball head coach for the Tigers, replacing Jack Bruns who went 9-38 in two seasons.
April 5, 2019
St. Vincent hires new men's coach
St. Vincent promoted assistant coach and business professor Dr. Terrance Smith to head men's basketball coach, replacing D.P. Harris who took a head coaching job in Florida.
April 4, 2019
Kimbrough returns to the ODAC
Hampden-Sydney needed a new men's basketball coach and went with someone slightly less on the inside, as the Tigers will now be coached by Guilford alumnus Caleb Kimbrough. He was most recently men's basketball coach at Huntingdon.
April 3, 2019
Promotions lead to changes at E&H
Emory & Henry women's basketball coach Anne Crutchfield was named the school's permanent Athletic Director, so Jaclyn Dickens will be the Wasps' new head coach.
April 2, 2019
Geneva grabs Grinder as next coach
The Golden Tornadoes hired Michael Grinder as their next head women's basketball coach. Grinder comes from Pitt-Titusville where he coached men's and women's basketball teams last season.
April 2, 2019
Knox hires Green Mountain coach
Knox named Ben Davis as its new head men's basketball coach. Davis spent last season as the head coach at former Division III member Green Mountain College, which is closing at the end of the semester.
March 29, 2019
Hargraves changes MIAA address
After eight seasons as Alma's head coach, Sam Hargraves will take over another MIAA program. He was named the new head coach at Olivet College.
March 28, 2019
Kollar named CUC men's basketball coach
Steve Kollar has been appointed the 21st head coach in Concordia University Chicago men's basketball history. Kollar comes to Concordia Chicago following a four year stint as head coach at Blackburn University.
March 27, 2019
George Fox coach jumps to D-I
Michael Meek has become the fifth Division III women's basketball head coach to jump directly to a Division I head coaching job in a little more than 24 months, as the George Fox coach will make a short trip to the University of Portland.
March 26, 2019
One Moore season at Wooster
Steve Moore announced that the 2019-20 season will be his last as the head of the Fighting Scots men's basketball program before he turns over the reins to associate head coach Doug Cline. Press release courtesy of Wooster athletics.
March 25, 2019
Winters is coming to Otterbein
Andy Winters is staying in the Columbus area and the OAC for his next job. Otterbein named the Capital University men's assistant as its next head coach.
March 19, 2019
Howes resigns at Catholic
Catholic University announced Steve Howes' resignation as the head coach of the Cardinals' men's basketball program. Howes went 278-138 over 15 seasons with four conference titles.
March 14, 2019
Jenkins steps down at Oberlin
Kerry Jenkins, who led the Oberlin women's basketball program to new heights, has decided to step down from his postion with the Yeowomen.
February 28, 2019
Vande Streek announces his retirement
Kevin Vande Streek, head coach of the Calvin mwne's basketball team for the past 23 years, has retired. He won 435 games and two Division III national championships at the helm of the Knights.
February 26, 2019
Willson stepping down from E&H job
David Willson, who helped lead the Emory & Henry men's basketball program to their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in 2018, is leaving his position to assume the same role at Memphis University school.
February 25, 2019
Rockford moves men's assistant over
Taylor Stinson, a former Rockford men's basketball player and a four-year assistant men's basketball coach, has been tabbed to take over a women's basketball program which has won 27% of its games over the past 11 seasons.
February 19, 2019
Eastern coach to focus on AD role
Eastern athletic director Eric McNelley will be stepping away from his role as Head men's basketball coach to focus on the overall needs of athletics. Associate head coach Dan Pruessner will assume leadership of the men's basketball program.
February 19, 2019
Walden resigns as coach at alma mater
Kevin Walden, a Knox alumnus, led the Prairie Fire out of the Midwest Conference basement, if only temporarily. The team was 1-24 this past season.
February 18, 2019
Vick out at Hampden-Sydney
Dee Vick, an alumnus and former assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney, is done after 11 seasons as the school's head basketball coach. The Tigers finished the season 4-19.
January 14, 2019
Winkelman out; Calvin cites lack of fit
Chuck Winkelman, who has coached the Calvin women's basketball team since the fall of 2016, is out with nine games to on the conference slate as the school mentions the lack of fit with the program.
January 6, 2019
Tilley to retire from St. Norbert
Connie Tilley has announced that her 42nd season at the helm of the St. Norbert women's basketball team will be her last. She has won more than 1,000 games as a Green Knights coach in basketball, softball and volleyball.
January 5, 2019
Phillips announces retirement from Clark
Paul Phillips' second stint as Clark men's basketball coach lasted more than a decade, but this time around, it's a retirement rather than a resignation.
February 16, 2018
2018 coaching carousel
Division III basketball coaching changes following the 2017-18 season, from retirements announced midseason to offseason moves.
February 24, 2017
2017 coaching carousel
Division III basketball coaching changes headed into the 2017-18 season, from retirements announced midseason to offseason moves.
February 22, 2016
2016 coaching carousel
Check out the coaching changes leading into the 2016-17 Division III basketball season
April 1, 2015
2015 coaching carousel
Check out the coaching changes leading into the 2014-15 Division III basketball season.
April 1, 2014
2014 coaching carousel
Follow all of the head coaching changes leading into the 2014-15 Division III basketball season.