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2013 College Football Coach Changes


Updated on 1/23/14: 

As the 2013 season progresses, schools will be lining up to make coaching changes. Here is a look at the current college football coach openings and hirings. The coaching changes here are for the 2013season and will carry over as into next year for the 2014 college football coach changes.






University of Alabama Birmingham Conference Realignment


Former coach: Garrick McGee (resigned)
New Coach: Bill Clark (Jacksonville St. coach)

Potential UAB coach candidates: Tommy Bowden (former Clemson coach), Jim Grobe (former Wake Forest coach), Mike Canales (North Texas assistant), Anthony Blevins (NFL Arizona assistant), Tyson Helton (Cincinnati assistant), John Neal (Oregon assistant), Tyson Summers (UCF Assistant), Bill Clark (Jacksonville St. coach), Jon Sumrall (Tulane assistant), Houston Nutt (former Arkansas coach), Kenny Edenfield (Troy assistant), Hal Mumme (SMU assistant), Eddie Gran (Cincinnati assistant)


Alabama A&M University Conference Realignment

Alabama A&M:

Former coach: Anthony Jones (fired)
Interim Coach: 
Cedric Pearl
New Coach: James Spady  (Nevada assistant)

Potential Alabama A&M coach candidates: James Spady (Nevada assistant)



University at Albany Conference Realignment


Former coach: Bob Ford (retired)
New coach: Greg Gattuso (Maryland assistant)

Potential Albany coach candidates: K.C. Keeler (former Delaware coach) , Greg Gattuso (Maryland assistant), Antoine Smith (Holy Cross assistant)


United States Millitary Academy Conference Realignment


Former coach: Rich Ellerson (fired)
New Coach: Jeff Monken (Georgia Southern coach)

Potential Army coach candidates: Ben Kotwica (NFL NY Jets assistant), Dave Steckel (Missouri assistant), Jeff Monken (Georgia Southern coach), Mike Sullivan (NFL Tampa assistant), Ed Warinner (Ohio St. assistant)


Arkansas St. Conference Realignment

Arkansas St.:

Former coach: Bryan Harsin (resigned)
New Coach: Blake Anderson (UNC assistant)

Potential Arkansas St. coach candidates: Kurt Roper (Duke assistant), Chad Morris (Clemson assistant), Mike Norvell (Arizona St. assistant), Philip Montgomery (Baylor assistant), Neal Brown (Kentucky assistant), Blake Anderson (UNC assistant), John Thompson (Arkansas St. assistant), Rhett Lashlee (Auburn assistant), Eddie Gran (Cincinnati assistant), Dan Werner (Ole Miss assistant), Ed Orgeron (former USC interim coach)



BSU Conference Realignment

Boise St.:

Former coach: Chris Petersen (resigned)
New Coach: Bryan Harsin (Arkansas St. coach)

Potential Boise St. coach candidates: Bryan Harsin (Arkansas St. coach), Justin Wilcox (Washington assistant), Chris Strausser (Boise St. assistant), Bob Gregory (Boise St. assistant), Dirk Koetter (NFL Atlanta assistant)




Bowling Green State University Conference Realignment

Bowling Green:

Former coach: Dave Clawson (resigned)
New Coach: Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois coach)

Potential Bowling Green coach candidates: DJ Durkin (Florida assistant), Ed Warriner (Ohio State), Rob Ambrose (Towson coach), Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois coach), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Stan Drayton (Ohio St. assistant), Mick McCall (Northwestern assistant), Mike Bajakian (Tennessee assistant), Adam Scheier (Bowling Green assistant)




The Citadel Conference Realignment


Former coach: Kevin Higgins (resigned)
New Coach: Mike Houston (Lenoir-Rhyne coach)

Potential Citadel coach candidates: Everette Sands (Citadel assistant), Maurice Drayton (Citadel assistant), Ashley Ingram (Navy assistant), Clay Hendrix (Air Force assitant), Chris Culton (Navy assistant), Mike Houston (Lenoir-Rhyne coach) and KC Keeler (former Delaware coach)




Colgate University Conference Realignment


Former coach: Dick Biddle (retired)
New Coach: Dan Hunt (Colgate assistant)

Central Arkansas Conference Realignment


Central Arkansas:

Former coach: Clint Conque (resigned)
New Coach: Steve Campbell (Gulf Coast CC coach)

Potential Central Arkansas coach candidates: Steve Campbell (Gulf Coast CC coach), Steve Roberts (former Arkansas St. coach), Ken Collums (ACU coach), Buster Faulkner (MTSU assistant), Chris Hatcher (Murry St. coach)



Central Connecticut State University Conference Realignment

Central Connecticut St.:

Former coach: Jeff McInerney (resigned)
New Coach: Pete Rossomando (New Haven coach)

Potential Central Connecticut St. coach candidates: Pete Rossomando (New Haven coach), Kevin Morris (Yale assistant), Jeff Behrman (Stony Brook assistant), Isaac Collins (Seton Hill coach), Tim Cramsey (Montana St. assistant)



University of Connecticut Conference Realignment

Former coach: Paul Pasqualoni (fired)
Interim Coach:
T.J. Weist
New Coach: Bob Diaco (Notre Dame assistant)

Potential UConn coach candidates: Bob Diaco (Notre Dame assistant), Houston Nutt (former Ole Miss coach), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Joe Moorhead (Fordham coach), Bud Foster (VA Tech coach), Rob Ambrose (Towson coach), Pete Lembo (Ball St. coach), Noel Mazzone (UCLA assistant)



Drake University Conference Realignment


Former Coach: Chris Creighton (resigned)
New Coach: Rick Fox (Drake assistant)





Eastern Illinois University Conference Realignment

Eastern Illinois:

Former coach: Dino Babers (resigned)
New Coach: Kim Dameron (LA Tech assistant)

Potential EIU coach candidates: Bill Legg (Marshall assistant), Lance Leipold (Wisconsin-Whitewater coach), Curt Mallory (Michigan assistant), Kim Dameron (LA Tech assistant), Mickey Matthews (former JMU coach), Jimmie Dougherty (San Jose St. assistant)




Eastern Michigan University Conference Realignment
Eastern Michigan:

Former coach: Ron English (fired)
Interim Coach: 
Stan Parrish
New Coach: Chris Creighton (Drake coach)

Potential EMU coach candidates: Chris Creighton (Drake coach), Kenny Carter (Louisville assistant), Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois coach), John Wristen (Colorado St. – Pueblo coach), Jerry Glanville (former NFL coach), Paul Winters (Wayne St. coach), Chuck Martin (Notre Dame assistant), Scot Loeffler (VA Tech assistant), Tyrone Wheatley (Buffalo Bills assistant), Mike Haywood (former Pitt coach), Bill Cubit (Illinois assistant), Ron Adams (Roosevelt Wyandotte H.S. coach), Mike Hart (EMU assistant)



Elon Conference Realignment

Former coach: Jason Swepson (fired)
New Coach: Rich Skrosky (Ball St. assistant)

Potential Elon coach candidates: Jay Bateman (Ball St. assistant), Rich Skrosky ( Ball St. assistant), Jamey Chadwell (Charleston Southern assistant), Steve Shankweiler (FIU assistant)




Florida Atlantic University Conference Realignment
Florida Atlantic:

Former coach: Carl Pelini (fired)
Interim Coach: 
Brian Wright
New Coach: Charlie Partridge (Arkansas assistant)

Potential FAU coach candidates: Charlie Partridge (Arkansas assistant), Shane Beamer (VA Tech assistant), Brian Wright (FAU assistant), Jeff Brohm (WKU assistant), Luke Fickell (Ohio st. assistant), Ed Orgeron (former USC interim coach), Eddie Gran (Cincinnati assistant), Tim Brewster (Florida St. assistant), Everett Withers (Ohio St. assistant), Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois coach)




Georgia Southern University Conference Realignment Georgia Southern:

Former coach: Jeff Monken (resigned)
New Coach: Willie Fritz (Sam Houston St. coach)

Potential Georgia Southern coach candidates: Mike Ayers (Wofford coach), Willie Fritz (Sam Houston State coach), Ivin Jasper (Navy assistant), Tim Horton (Auburn assistant), Rhett Lashlee (Auburn assistant), Zach Azzanni (Tennessee assistant), Brent Pry (Vanderbilt assistant),  Mike Bobo (Georgia assistant)




Grambling State University Conference Realignment Grambling:

Former coach: Doug Williams (fired)
Interim Coach: George Ragsdale (reassigned)
Interim Coach: Dennis “Dirt” Winston
New Coach: Broderick Fobbs (McNeese St. assistant) 

Potential Grambling coach candidates: Broderick Fobbs (McNeese St. assistant)



Hampton University Conference Realignment Hampton:

Former coach: Donovan Rose (fired)
New Coach: Connell Maynor (WSSU coach) 




Jackson State University Conference Realignment Jackson St.:

Former coach: Rick Comegy (fired)
New Coach: Harold Jackson (former Jackson St. player)

Potential Jackson St. coach candidates: Harold Jackson (former Jackson St. player)



Jacksonville State University Conference Realignment Jacksonville St.:

Former coach: Bill Clark (resigned)
New Coach: John Grass (Jacksonville St. assistant)

Potential Jackson St. coach candidates: John Grass (Jacksonville St. assistant)




JMU Conference Realignment
James Madison:

Former coach: Mickey Matthews (fired)
New Coach: Everett Withers (Ohio St. coach)

Potential JMU coach candidates: Everett Withers (Ohio St assistant), George Barlow (Vanderbilt assistant), Rod Smith (Arizona assistant), Rob Ambrose (Towson coach), Mike O’Cain (JMU assistant), Brian Stinespring (VA Tech assistant)



JMU Conference Realignment

Former coach: Charlie Strong (resigned)
New Coach: Bobby Petrino (WKU coach)

Potential Louisville coach candidates: Derek Mason (Stanford assistant), Bobby Petrino (WKU coach), Shawn Watson (Louisville assistant), Vance Bedford (Louisville assistant), Pat  Narduzzi (Michigan St assistant), Chad Morris (Clemson assistant)




University of Massachusettes Amhearst Conference Realignment

Former coach: Charlie Molnar (fired)
New Coach: Mark Whipple (former UMass coach)

Potential UMass coach candidates: Don Brown (Boston College assistant), Mark Whipple (former UMass coach), Neal Brown (Kentucky assistant), Rob Ambrose (Towson coach), Bob Shoop (Vanderbilt assistant), Kenny Carter (Louisville assistant)



Miami University Ohio Conference Realignment
Miami (OH):

Former coach: Don Treadwell (fired)
Interim Coach: Mike Bath
New Coach: Chuck Martin (Notre Dame assistant)

Potential Miami (OH) coach candidates:  Chuck Martin (Notre Dame assistant), Jim Tressel (former Ohio St. coach), Ron Zook (former Illinois coach), Kerry Coombs (Ohio St. assistant)



Mississippi Valley St.:Mississippi Valley State Un Conference Realignment

Former coach: Karl Morgan (fired)
Interim Coach: Terrence Graves
New Coach: Rick Comegy (former Jackson St. coach)

Potential Mississippi Valley St. coach candidates:  Terrence Graves (MVSU assistant), Rick Comegy (former Jackson St. coach)




Morgan State University Conference Realignment

Morgan St.:

Former coach: Donald Hill-Eley (fired)
New Coach: Lee Hull (Maryland assistant)

Potential Morgan St. coach candidates: Lee Hull (Maryland assistant)



north carolina central Conference Realignment
NC Central:

Former coach: Henry Frazier III (fired)
New Coach: Jerry Mack (South Alabama assistant)

Potential NCCU coach candidates: Connell Maynor  (Winston-Salem coach), Dawson Odums (Southern coach), Jerry Mack (South Alabama assistant)



university of north dakota Conference Realignment
North Dakota:

Former coach: Chris Mussman (fired)
New Coach: Bubba Schweigert (SIU assistant)

Potential North Dakota coach candidates: Bubba Schweigert (SIU assistant) , Kalen DeBoer (SIU assistant), Jamie Marshall (Montana St. assistant), Robin Ross (Wyoming assistant), Robert Ianello (Kansas assistant), Robin Pflugrad (former Montana coach)



North Dakota State University Conference Realignment
North Dakota St.:

Former coach: Craig Bohl (resigned)
New Coach: Chris Klieman (NDSU assistant)

Potential North Dakota St. coach candidates: Jamie Marshall (Montana St. assistant), Robert Ianello (Kansas assistant), Robin Pflugrad (former Montana coach), Scottie Hazleton (Nevada assistant), Brent Vigen (NDSU assistant), Chris Klieman (NDSU assistant), Brad Salem (Michigan St. assistant)



Pennsylvania State University Conference Realignment
Penn State:

Former coach: Bill O’Brien (resigned)
New Coach: James Franklin (Vanderbilt coach)

Potential Penn St. coach candidates: Greg Schiano (former Rutgers coach), Al Golden (Miami coach), James Franklin (Vanderbilt coach), Greg Roman (NFL 49ers assistant)




University of Rhode Island Conference Realignment
Rhode Island:

Former coach: Joe Trainer (fired)
New Coach: Jim Fleming (UCF assistant)

Potential URI coach candidates: Ben Albert (Boston College assistant), Tom Masella (Wagner assistant), John Perry (Delaware assistant), Jim Fleming (UCF assistant)




Robert Morris University Conference Realignment
Robert Morris:

Former coach: Joe Walton (retired)
New Coach: John Banaszak (Robert Morris assistant)



Sam Houston State University Conference Realignment
Sam Houston St.:

Former coach: Willie Fritz (resigned)
New Coach: KC Keeler (former Delaware coach)

Potential Sam Houston St. coach candidates: KC Keeler (former Delaware coach), Mel Tjeersdma (Missouri St. AD), Scott Wachenheim (Virginia assistant), Darrell Wyatt (former Texas assistant)



Southeast Missouri State University Conference Realignment
Southeast Missouri St.

Former coach: Tony Samuel (fired)
New Coach: Tom Matukewicz (Toledo assistant)

Potential SE Missouri St. coach candidates:  Tom Matukewicz (Toledo assistant)




Stephen F Austin University Conference Realignment
Stephen F. Austin:

Former coach: J.C. Harper (fired)
New Coach: Clint Conque (Central Arkansas coach)

Potential Stephen F. Austin coach candidates:  Clint Conque (Central Arkansas coach), Scott Stoker (UTEP assistant), Don Carthel (former West Texas A&M coach), Curtis Luper (TCU assistant)


University of Southern California Conference Realignment

Former coach: Lane Kiffen (fired)
Interim Coach: Ed Orgeron
New Coach: Steve Sarkisian (Washington coach)

Potential USC coach candidates: Steve Sarkisian (Washington coach), Chris Petersen (Boise St. coach), James Franklin (Vanderbilt coach)



University of Texas Austin Conference Realignment

Former coach: Mack Brown (resigned)
New Coach: Charlie Strong (Louisville coach)

Potential Texas coach candidates: Jim Mora (UCLA coach), Gus Malzahn (Auburn coach), Art Briles (Baylor coach), Charlie Strong (Louisville coach), Jim Harbaugh (NFL San Francisco coach), Jimbo Fisher (FSU coach), Mark Dantonio (Michigan St. coach), Pete Carroll (NFL Seattle coach), Jim Mora (UCLA coach), James Franklin (Vanderbilt coach), Sean Payton (NFL New Orleans coach), Chip Kelly (NFL Philadelphia coach)


Vanderbilt University Conference Realignment

Former coach: James Franklin (resigned)
New Coach: Derek Mason (Stanford assistant)


Potential Vanderbilt coach candidates: Pep Hamilton (NFL Indianapolis assistant), Derek Mason (Stanford assistant), Mark Hudspeth (ULL coach), Greg Roman (NFL 49ers assistant), Chad Morris (Clemson assistant), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Mike MacIntyre (Colorado coach)



Valparaiso University Conference Realignment

Former coach: Dave Carlson (fired)
New Coach: Dave Cecchini (Lehigh assistant)

Potential Valparaiso coach candidates: TBD



Wake Forest University Conference Realignment
Wake Forest:

Former coach: Jim Grobe (retired)
New Coach: Dave Clawson (Bowling Green coach)

Potential Wake Forest coach candidates: Dave Clawson (Bowling Green coach)Tim DeRuyter (Fresno St. coach), Noel Mazzone (UCLA assistant), Matt Wells (Utah State coach), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Pete Lembo (Ball State coach), Greg Roman (NFL 49ers assistant), Chad Morris (Clemson assistant), Ed Orgeron (former USC interim coach)



University of Washington Conference Realignment

Former coach: Steve Sarkisian (resigned)
Interim Coach: Marques Tuiasosopo (Washington assistant)
New Coach: Chris Petersen (Boise St. coach)

Potential Washington coach candidates: Chris Petersen (Boise St. coach), Doug Nussmeier (Alabama assistant), Justin Wilcox (Washington assistant), Tim DeRuyter (Fresno State coach), Jim McElwain (Colorado State coach), Marques Tuiasosopo (Washington assistant)
No Longer a Candidate: Jim Mora Jr. (UCLA coach)



WKU Conference Realignment

Western Kentucky:

Former coach: Bobby Petrino (resigned)
New Coach: Jeff Brohm (WKU assistant)

Potential WKU coach candidates: Jeff Brohm (WKU assistant)





Weber State University Conference Realignment

Weber St.:

Former coach: Jody Sears (fired)
New Coach: Jay Hill (Utah assistant)

Potential Weber St. coach candidates: Jay Hill (Utah assistant), Brandon Doman (former BYU assistant), Justin Ena (Southern Utah assistant), Gary Crowton (former BYU coach), Eric Price (Tulane assistant), Rob Akey (former Idaho coach), Beau Baldwin (EWU coach),  Kyle Gillenwater (JMU assistant), Brian Wright (Montana State assistant), DeLane Fitzgerald (Southern Virginia coach)



Wyoming Univesity Conference Realignment

Former coach: Dave Christensen (fired)
New Coach: Craig Bohl (North Dakota St. coach)

Potential Wyoming coach candidates: Jeff Tedford (former Cal coach), Mike Breske (Washington St. assistant), Rob Ash (Montana St. coach), Craig Bohl (NDSU coach), Justin Wilcox (Washington assistant), Dino Babers (Eastern Illinois coach), Brock Spack (Illinois St. coach), Ted Gilmore (NFL Oakland assistant)






1/21/14: HIRING: KC Keeler to Sam Houston St.
1/21/14: HIRING: Jacksonville St. Promotes Grass to Head Coach
1/21/14: HIRING: Bill Clark Leaves Jacksonville St. for UAB
1/18/14: HIRING: Rossomando to Central Connecticut State

1/16/14: HIRING: Vanderbilt Selects Stanford Assistant
1/13/14: HIRING: Jackson St. Hires Harold Jackson
1/12/14: HIRING: MVSU Hires former Jackson St. coach
1/11/14: HIRING: Penn St. Selects James Franklin
1/10/14: HIRING: UMass Brings Back Mark Whipple
1/10/14: UAB Coach Resigns to Join Louisville Staff
1/10/14: HIRING: EIU Choses LA Tech assistant
1/09/14: HIRING: Brohm Promoted at WKU
1/09/14: HIRING: Georgia Southern Hires Sam Houston St. coach
1/08/14: HIRING: Petrino Leaves WKU for Louisville

1/08/14: HIRING: Lee Hull to Morgan St.
1/06/14: HIRING: Citadel Hires Lenior-Rhyne Coach
1/04/14: HIRING: Louisville’s Strong to Texas
12/31/13: O’Brien Leaving Penn St. for NFL
12/29/13: HIRING: Alabama A&M Hires Nevada Assistant
12/21/13: HIRING: Bubba Schweigert to North Dakota
12/21/13: HIRING: Army Hires Georgia Southern Coach Monken
12/20/13: HIRING UCF Assistant to URI
12/20/13: HIRING: Ohio St. Assistant Everett Withers to JMU
12/18/13: HIRING: Anderson to Arkansas St.
12/18/13: HIRING: NCCU To Hire Jerry Mack
12/17/13: Comegy Out at Jackson St.
12/17/13: HIRING: Dino Babers to Bowling Green
12/17/13: HIRING: Gulf Coast CC Coach to Central Arkansas
12/17/13: HIRING: Matukewicz to SE Missouri St.
12/17/13: HIRING: WSSU Coach to Hampton
12/16/13: Citadel Coach to Wake Forest as Assistant
12/15/13: Ellerson Let Go By Army
12/15/13: HIRING: North Dakota St. Promotes Klieman
12/14/13: HIRING: FAU To hire Arkansas Assistant
12/14/13: HIRING: Central Arkansas Coach to Stephen F. Austin
12/14/13: Mack Brown Out at Texas
12/11/13: HIRING: Ball St. Assistant Skrosky to Elon
12/11/13: HIRING: Diaco Tabbed as Uconn coach
12/11/13: HIRING: Drake Coach to Eastern Michigan, Fox Promoted at Drake
12/11/13: HIRING: Jay Hill Takes Over Weber St.
12/11/13: HIRING: Boise St. Selects Arkansas St. coach
12/10/13: HIRING: Dave Cecchini To Be Named Next Valpo Coach
12/9/13: HIRING: Wake Forest Selects Dave Clawson
12/7/13: HIRING: Wyoming Tabs NDSU Coach Bohl
12/7/13: HIRING: Albany Selects Maryland Assistant as Next Coach
12/7/13: Mississippi Valley St. To Dismiss Coach
12/6/13: HIRING: Petersen Leaving Boise St. for Washington
12/4/13: HIRING: Grambling Hires Broderick Fobbs
12/3/13: HIRING: Chuck Martin to Coach Miami (OH)
12/2/13: HIRING: Dick Biddle Retires at Colgate, Hunt Promoted
12/2/13: HIRING: USC to Hire Sarkisian
12/2/13: Wake Forest coach Grobe to retire
12/1/13: Christensen Fired at Wyoming
12/1/13: Alabama A&M Fires Coach Jones
11/26/13: Sears Out at Weber St.
11/26/13: Southeast Missouri St. Removes Coach
11/25/13: Harper out at Stephen F. Austin
11/25/12: Elon Coach Out
11/25/13: Morgan St. Coach Let Go
11/25/13: Matthews Fired as JMU coach
11/22/13: Ford Retires from Albany
11/19/13: Mussman Fired at North Dakota
11/18/13: URI Fires Coach Trainer
11/9/13: English Fired at EMU
11/1/13: Pelini Out at FAU
10/18/13: Ragsdale Out at Grambling Interim Coach
10/06/13: Treadwell Fired at Miami (OH)
9/30/13: UConn Fires Pasqualoni
9/29/13: Kiffin Fired at USC
9/26/13: NCCU Denies Frazier Appeal
9/11/13: Doug Williams Out at Grambling
8/6/13: Walton Retiring from Robert Morris at End of Season




Previous Years:

2013 College Football Coaching Changes

2012 College Football Coaching Changes

2011 College Football Coaching Changes

2010 College Football Coaching Changes

2009 College Football Coaching Changes

2008 College Football Coaching Changes

2007 College Football Coaching Changes

2006 College Football Coaching Changes


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