2013-14 coaching carousel

June 3, 2014 Alfred promotes assistant coach Bob Rankl got the call to move up at Alfred after Dave Murray departed to take the head coaching position at Hamilton.

May 16, 2014 Westfield removes interim tag from Kowalski After being named interim head coach earlier in the offseason, Pete Kowalski has been officially named the head football coach at Westfield State.

May 15, 2014 Alfred's Murray is new Hamilton head football coach Dave Murray, head football coach at Alfred since 1998, has been named head football coach at Hamilton.

May 7, 2014 Miller returns to sidelines at Wisconsin Lutheran The program's first coach will relinquish vice president of student affairs duties and become its third coach.

April 28, 2014 Southern Virginia changes coaches twice Jason Walker was first hired as defensive coordinator, then head coach in separate transactions taking place at Southern Virginia a little over a month apart this spring.

April 27, 2014 Volpone named coach at Castleton Endicott assistant coach Tony Volpone is taking over as Spartans head coach.

April 24, 2014 Murphy changes role with Wisconsin Lutheran Ben Murphy, who was head coach for one season, cited time with family as reason for decision for stepping back as Warriors' head coach.

April 10, 2014 Hanover coordinator takes over at Bluffton Denny Dorel replaces Tyson Veidt, who took an assistant coaching job at Division I Toledo.

April 1, 2014 Clements moves to D-II, Del Val promotes Greco Delaware Valley coach as Jim Clements has resigned to take over as head coach at Division II Kutztown. Assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Duke Greco has been moved into the head coach spot.

March 31, 2014 Ramler named head coach at St. Scholastica Kurt Ramler, former head coach at Carleton and most recently offensive coordinator at St. John's, takes over the St. Scholastica program.

March 14, 2014 Elmhurst names Planz head coach Elmhurst has named Ron Planz, most recently an assistant coach at Minnesota State-Mankato, as its new head football coach.

February 14, 2014 Widener coach leaving for Syracuse Bobby Acosta became the third D-III head coach in 13 months to get hired at Syracuse, and Widener will soon have its third head coach in as many seasons.

February 13, 2014 Adam steps down as Elmhurst coach Elmhurst head football coach Joe Adam has announced his resignation to accept an assistant coaching job at Syracuse.

February 11, 2014 Duerr named Beloit football coach Seth Duerr, a D3football.com All-American at Wooster, was named Beloit football coach.

February 10, 2014 Southern Virginia coach moves to Frostburg State DeLane Fitzgerald, who helped shepherd Southern Virginia into Division III football, moves a few hours up I-81.

February 6, 2014 Anderson promoted to Oberlin head coach Oberlin announced the appointment of Jay Anderson as the school's head football coach. He had been the program's defensive coordinator.

January 30, 2014 Averett hires longtime Ferrum assistant Cleive Adams, who has has served as Ferrum's defensive coordinator since 2007, is the third head coach in Averett history.

January 30, 2014 St. Scholastica coach retires After six years at St. Scholastica and 27 as a Division III head coach, Greg Carlson told his staff and his team that he is retiring from the profession.

January 26, 2014 St. Francis assistant named Westminster (Pa.) coach Westminster (Pa.) has named Scott Benzel as head coach. Benzel previously was the associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Division I Saint Francis

January 10, 2014 Saint Vincent tabs Ron Dolciato as eighth head football coach Saint Vincent announced today that Ron Dolciato, associate head coach and offensive coordinator at John Carroll, has been named SVC's head football coach.

December 31, 2013 St. Norbert hires Colby assistant St. Norbert has named Steve Opgenorth as its head football coach. He's spent the past two years as offensive coordinator at Colby.

December 30, 2013 Alum returns to coach E&H after 15 years in D-I A 1982 graduate of E&H, Curt Newsome returns to replace Don Montgomery and become the program's 20th head coach.

December 23, 2013 Castleton State coach resigns Castleton State football coach Marc Klatt has resigned after three years at the helm of the Spartans.

December 22, 2013 Wheaton assistant takes Whitworth job Rod Sandberg, a longtime defensive assistant coach at Wheaton (Ill.), has been selected as the head football coach at Whitworth.

December 19, 2013 Sheptock steps down at Wilkes After 18 seasons, 107 wins, Frank Sheptock leaves the Wilkes head coaching job to become an athletic administrator.

December 17, 2013 Helminiak has interim tag removed Steve Helminiak, who took over the Loras program with three games left in a 1-9 season, will remain on as head coach.

December 16, 2013 Ponx tabbed as Aurora head coach Aurora University announced today that former North Central assistant Rick Ponx has been named its new head football coach.

December 6, 2013 Oberlin coach steps down Jeff Ramsey's 15-year head coaching career comes to a close at Oberlin, where 42-108 could be considered Hall of Fame-worthy.

November 26, 2013 Frostburg State coach retires Frostburg State coach Tom Rogish announced that he is retiring after guiding the program for the past six years.

November 25, 2013 Don Montgomery steps down at E&H After nine years and a 45-45 record, the former Mount Union defensive coordinator is out as head coach of the Wasps.

November 25, 2013 Westminster's Hand steps down Westminster (Pa.) has announced that Jeff Hand has resigned as head football coach. He was 34-55 in nine seasons.

November 24, 2013 St. Norbert coach steps down St. Norbert football coach Jim Purtill announced he has resigned from his position after 15 seasons. Purtill, 58, led the Green Knights to 11 MWC championships and 10 playoff trips.

November 22, 2013 Beloit football coach Brann resigns Athletic director Peggy Carl announced that football coach Chris Brann has resigned his position effective immediately. Brann recently finished his eighth season with the Buccaneers.

November 20, 2013 Averett coach resigns after 12 seasons Mike Dunlevy didn't start the program, but he coached it to a USA South co-championship and three seven-win seasons.

November 20, 2013 Tully resigns after 19 seasons at Whitworth After 24 years as a head coach, 19 of them at Whitworth, John Tully resigns as Pirates coach.

November 20, 2013 Urban takes over for former coach at Trinity In 2002, Jerheme Urban was a D3football.com first-team All-American. As recently as two years ago he was playing in the NFL. Now he's the head coach at his alma mater.

November 19, 2013 Colbert let go at St. Vincent After Bob Colbert helped St. Vincent restart its football team, the program again fell on hard times, having gone 0-10 each of the past two seasons.

November 19, 2013 Dale Olmsted named Nichols football coach Nichols athletic director Charlie Robert has announced the hiring of Dale Olmsted as its new head football coach. Olmsted replaces Kevin Loney, who resigned over the weekend.

November 1, 2013 Loras coach out on eve of game Paul Mierkiewicz resigned less than a day before his Loras Duhawks take on Central. Loras is 1-6.

October 31, 2013 Mooney out, Mumme in at LaGrange There's a Mumme head coaching in Division III again, except this time it's Matt Mumme, who takes over at LaGrange after Todd Mooney suddenly stepped down.

October 30, 2013 Westfield State coach announces retirement Westfield State University long-time football head coach Steve Marino has announced his retirement, effective the end of the 2013 season.

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