2019 Women's Coaching Carousel

It's the offseason which means that the coaching carousel spins once again. The following is a list of Division III women's soccer head coaching changes since the 2018 season. Included are the names of the incoming and replaced head coaches as well as a little information about both.

To date we are aware of 54 women's coaching changes. Help us make this the most complete and accurate list of Division III women's soccer coaching changes by submitting new or missing coaching changes by e-mail.

[UPDATED: August 22, 2019]

 

 
Anna Maria

Lindsey Garvey (Emmanuel '17)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Newbury ('16-'18) - 4-30-1 (.129)

Replaces

Mark McGowan (Mass-Boston)

At Anna Maria:
2 years ('17-'18) - 0-23-0 (.000)

 
Austin

Michele Housden (Alabama '02)

Career: 152-31-15 (.806), H.S. Head Coaching

Replaces

David Sheridan (Mount Ida '00)

At Austin:
3 years ('16-'18) - 7-40-4 (.176)

Career: 16-46-6 (.279), Incl. 1 yeat Notre Dame (Md.)

 
Bates

Joe Vari (Hiram '03)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Puget Sound ('16-'18) - 38-14-7 (.703)

Career: 113-57-21 (.647), Women's D-III

Replaces

Kelsey Ross (Roanoke '05)

At Bates:
8 years ('11-'18) - 44-63-10 (.419)

 
Bethany

Alyssa Finelli  (Lafayette '15)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Seton Hill ('17-'18)

Replaces

Afrim Latifi (Gannon '11)

At Bethany:
1 years ('18-'18) - 5-13-0 (.278)

 
Bethany Lutheran

Emma Morris (Heidelberg  '17)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Heidelberg  ('17-'18)

Replaces

Derick Lyngholm  (Bethel '99)

At Bethany Lutheran:
12 years ('07-'18) - 98-117-23 (.460)

 
Bethel

Ben Linder (Biola University '98)

Preceding position:
Men's Assistant, Bethel ('16-'18)

Replaces

Amanda Maxwell (Minnesota '03)

At Bethel:
7 years ('12-'18) - 60-57-11 (.512)

 
Brooklyn

Sebastian Zieba

Preceding position:
Men's Assistant, St. Joseph's (Blyn.) ('16-'17)

Replaces

Patrick Horne  (SIUE '76)

At Brooklyn:
7 years ('12-'18) - 50-65-6 (.438)

 
Buena Vista

Benton Frayne (Winona State '09)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Gustavus Adolphus ('15-'18)

Replaces

Sheena Van Roekel  (Northwestern College '05)

At Buena Vista:
5 years ('14-'18) - 12-67-5 (.173)

 
Caltech

Ellery Gould (Bowdoin '12)

Preceding position:
Women's Assoc Head Coach, Bowdoin ('14-'18)

Replaces

Taylor Houck (Villanova  '13)

At Caltech:
2 years ('17-'18) - 4-23-0 (.148)

 
Case Western Reserve

Jen Simonetti  (Dayton '05)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Oberlin ('18-'18)

Career: 12-32-6 (.300), Women's NAIA and D-III

Replaces

Tiffany Crooks (Ashland '02)

At Case Western Reserve:
12 years ('07-'18) - 97-98-25 (.498)

 
Clarkson

Zac Shaw (Ithaca '92)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Rochester ('18-'18)

Career: 51-59-8 (.466), Rhode Island ('05 to '10)

Replaces

Kelsey Yam (Skidmore '13)

At Clarkson:
3 years ('16-'18) - 18-25-9 (.433)

 
Concordia (Texas)

Andy Tunnicliffe (Staffordshire University '00)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Niagra University ('17-'18)

Career: 18-29-6 (.396), Women's NAIA

Replaces

Lindsay Hanson (UT-San Antonio '14)

At Concordia (Texas):
2 years ('17-'18) - 16-18-0 (.471)

 
Defiance

BJ Pheasant (Purdue '02)

***Interim***

Preceding position:
Assistant Coach, Defiance ('18-'18)

Replaces

Jenny Vincent (Ohio Northern '07)

At Defiance:
5 years ('14-'18) - 10-71-4 (.141)

 
Delaware Valley

Joe Nemzer (Penn State-Abington '09)

Preceding position:
First Assistant Coach, Sky Blue FC (NWSL) ('18-'18)

Career: 10-24-2 (.306), Mount St. Mary's Coach

Replaces

Kevin Doherty (Delaware Valley)

At Delaware Valley:
23 years ('96-'18) - 155-226-28 (.413)

 
DePauw

Cristin Allen (Belmont '02)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Franklin ('17-'18) - 22-14-1 (.608)

Replaces

Kristina Corona (Tulsa '09)

At DePauw:
1 years ('18-'18) - 4-11-1 (.281)

Career: 47-63-7 (.432), D-III Women

 
East Texas Baptist

Kristin Cox (Lubbock Christian '15)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, East Texas Baptist ('16-'18)

Replaces

Erik Solberg (Univ. of Mississippi '12)

At East Texas Baptist:
3 years ('16-'18) - 27-21-7 (.555)

 
Eastern

AJ Stueck  (Providence '14)

Preceding position:
Women's Assoc Head Coach, Wesleyan ('16-'18)

Replaces

Brandon West (Messiah '15)

At Eastern:
2 years ('17-'18) - 14-18-5 (.446)

 
Edgewood

Derek Helmer  (Edgewood '03)

Preceding position:
Men's Coach, Edgewood ('15-'18) - 33-37-2 (.472)

Replaces

Tim Alexander (Green Bay '78)

At Edgewood:
26 years ('93-'18) - 331-160-29 (.664)

Career: 574-364-66 (.605), Men's and Women's

 
Eureka

Shelby Chrisman-Forza (Wingate '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Piedmont ('17-'18)

Replaces

Dwain Baker (Western Ill. '09)

At Eureka:
5 years ('14-'18) - 8-72-2 (.110)

Career: 32-131-4 (.204), Men's and Women's

 
Finlandia

Grace Sokolow  (Vassar '09)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Austin ('16-'18)

Replaces

Jordan Andrews (Bluffton '13)

At Finlandia:
1 year ('18 - 11-4-1 (.719)

 
Franciscan

Christyn Bobak (Franciscan '10)

Preceding position:
Girl's Coach, North Catholic H.S. ('18-'18)

Replaces

Bernardo Gonzalez  (Franciscan '15)

At Franciscan:
1 years ('18-'18) - 5-11-1 (.324)

 
Franklin

Kim DeCesare (Duke '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Elon ('18-'18)

Replaces

Cristin Allen  (Belmont '02)

At Franklin:
2 years ('17-'18) - 22-14-1 (.608)

 
Greensboro

Jordan May (Roanoke '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, St. Lawrence ('16-'18)

Replaces

Gus Mota (Clemson '10)

At Greensboro:
4 years ('15-'18) - 52-19-4 (.720)

 
Hilbert

Jenna Castricone  (Hilbert '18)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Canisius ('18-'18)

Replaces

Don Herlan (Geneseo State)

At Hilbert:
1 years ('18-'18) - 0-16-0 (.000)

Career: 27-91-1 (.231), Women's D-I & D-III

 
Houghton

Nikki Elsaesser (Messiah '16)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Messiah ('18-'18)

Replaces

David Lewis (King's (NY))

At Houghton:
28 years ('91-'18) - 400-121-39 (.749)

 
Huntingdon

Cliff Jordan (South Florida '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Huntingdon ('18-'18)

Replaces

Matt Gill (Mount Ida '09)

At Huntingdon:
3 years ('16-'18) - 21-27-7 (.445)

 
Iowa Wesleyan

Chris Gaskin (Green Mountain '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, ('18-'18) - 8-6-0 (.571)

Replaces

Chris Early (Univ. of Iowa '16)

At Iowa Wesleyan:
2 years ('17-'18) - 6-25-0 (.194)

 
JWU-Denver

Ria Denny (Florida '08)

Preceding position:
Assoc Head Coach, JWU-No. Miami ('16-'18)

Replaces

Amanda Davis (William Smith '12)

At JWU-Denver:
1 years ('18-'18) - 6-8-1 (.433)

 
Juniata

Joseph Alianiello (St. Francis '03)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Minnesota-Crookston ('12-'18) - 22-84-19 (.252)

Career: 57-144-26 (.308)

Replaces

 Scott McKenzie  (SUNY-Brockport '84)

At Juniata:
19 years ('00-'18) - 137-173-25 (.446)

Career: 230-328-47 (.419), Men's and Women's D-III

 
Knox

Taylor Houck (Villanova  '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Caltech ('17-'18) - 4-23-0 (.148)

Replaces

Chris Haught-Thompson (Lake Forest '12)

At Knox:
2 years ('17-'18) - 27-11-6 (.682)

 
Linfield

Steve Simmons (Concordia (Oregon) '90)

Preceding position:
Men's Coach, Oregon State ('09-'17) - 67-83-15 (.452)

Career: 190-166-31 (.531), Men's and Women's DI & D-III

Replaces

Cole McCool (UNLV '07)

At Linfield:
5 years ('14-'18) - 52-32-14 (.602)

 
Marietta

Sean Kaighin  (Toledo '15)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Marietta ('18-'18)

Replaces

Tracy Blasius (Gettysburg '95)

At Marietta:
6 years ('13-'18) - 21-79-11 (.239)

Career: 123-172-33 (.425), Women's D-III

 
Marymount

Manya Puppione (Arizona State '06)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Maryland ('16-'18)

Replaces

Gayle Wilson (Viriginia '90)

At Marymount:
13 years ('06-'18) - 57-146-9 (.290)

 
Mass. Maritime

John Sousa (Mass-Dartmouth)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Bristol C.C. ('18-'18) - 5-5-0 (.500)

Replaces

Yvonna Press (Jacksonville '02)

At Mass. Maritime:
2 years ('17-'18) - 6-24-0 (.200)

 
Meredith

Jen Grubb (Univ. of Tennessee '03)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Meredith ('17-'18)

Replaces

Paul Smith (Methodist '85)

At Meredith:
18 years ('01-'18) - 204-109-22 (.642)

 
Mississippi University for Women

Jack Byrd (Ouachita Baptist '03)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Pearl River C.C. ('09-'18) - 158-34-9 (.808)

Replaces

Gray Massey (Mississippi College '01)

At Mississippi University for Women:
1 years ('18-'18) - 5-11-0 (.313)

 
Mitchell

Marc Davis (Univ. of Southhampton '05)

Preceding position:
Men's Assistant, Mitchell ('15-'18)

Replaces

Chelsea Shaughnessy (Nichols '06)

At Mitchell:
4 years ('15-'18) - 9-47-5 (.189)

 
Morrisville State

Amir Pasic  (Castleton '15)

Preceding position:
Men's Assistant, Middlebury ('19-'19)

Replaces

Amanda Gagliano (Virginia '12)

At Morrisville State:
3 years ('16-'18) - 20-29-3 (.413)

 
Ohio Wesleyan

Becca Madison (Ohio Wesleyan '12)

***Interim***

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, ('16-'18)

Replaces

Nicole Ross (Springfield  '08)

At Ohio Wesleyan:
3 years ('16-'18) - 21-27-3 (.441)

Career: 54-64-10 (.461), Women's D-III

 
Penn College

Christa Matlack (Bucknell '11)

Preceding position:
Interim Women's Coach, ('17-'18)

Replaces

Matlack was interim head coach in 2018

At Penn College:

 
Pfeiffer

Sean Esterhuizen (UW-Platteville '83)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Clarion University ('14-'18)

Career: 77-113-17 (.413), Men's and Women's DII & D-III

Replaces

Robyn Horner (Franklin & Marshall '08)

At Pfeiffer:
4 years ('15-'18) - 41-26-3 (.607)

 
Puget Sound

Kim Calkins (Portland)

***Interim***

Preceding position:
Technical Director, Reign Academy

Replaces

Joe Vari (Hiram '03)

At Puget Sound:
3 years ('16-'18) - 38-14-7 (.703)

Career: 113-57-21 (.647)

 
Rockford

Breena Proctor (Springfield '14)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, SUNY-Purchase ('17-'18) - 10-20-1 (.339)

Replaces

Kevin Smerko (Loras '07)

At Rockford:
5 years ('14-'18) - 16-51-1 (.243)

 
Schreiner

Alyssa Taramona (St. Mary's Univ. '16)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, St. Mary's Univ. ('17-'18)

Replaces

Nick Morrison (Schreiner '09)

At Schreiner:
6 years ('13-'18) - 41-57-9 (.425)

 
St. Elizabeth

Rick Stainton (Green Mountain '98)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Seton Hall ('14-'18) - 12-59-17 (.233)

Career: 20-67-21 (.282)

Replaces

Ashley Sanchez (Bloomsburg '17)

At St. Elizabeth:
1 years ('18-'18) - 3-13-0 (.188)

 
St. John Fisher

Molly Romano (John Carroll '05)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, RIT ('17-'18)

Replaces

Jill McCabe (Rochester)

At St. John Fisher:
19 years ('00-'18) - 116-193-33 (.387)

 
St. Joseph's (L.I.)

Emily Morphitis  (Hofstra '14)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Hofstra ('16-'18)

Replaces

Rafael Morais (Long Island Univ. '07)

At St. Joseph's (L.I.):
2 years ('17-'18) - 21-14-1 (.597)

 
St. Norbert

Bob Rickards (College of Charleston '95)

Preceding position:
Head Coach Girls & Boys, Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay

Career: 278-133-44 (.659), High School Head Coaching

Replaces

Dennis Detrie (UW-Green Bay '02)

At St. Norbert:
16 years ('03-'18) - 164-116-19 (.580)

 
St. Olaf

Whitney Frary (William Smith '13)

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Vassar ('16-'18)

Replaces

Rachael Sushner  (Skidmore '09)

At St. Olaf:
3 years ('16-'18) - 27-21-4 (.558)

 
St. Thomas (Texas)

Nick Morrison (Schreiner '09)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, Schreiner ('13-'18) - 41-57-9 (.425)

Replaces

Nikola Barjaktarevic (Union Univ. (Tenn.) '02)

At St. Thomas (Texas):
5 years ('14-'18) - 55-26-9 (.661)

Career: 149-87-20 (.621), Career (NAIA)

 
SUNY-Purchase

Julie Grutzner (UW-Green Bay '95)

Preceding position:
Girl's Coach, Oregon H.S. (Wis.) ('06-'18) - 169-62-32 (.703)

Replaces

Breena Proctor  (Springfield  '14)

At SUNY-Purchase:
2 years ('17-'18) - 10-20-1 (.339)

 
Trine

Gary Boughton (Medaille  '09)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, SUNY Erie  ('14-'18) - 64-25-2 (.714)

Replaces

Terry Stefankiewicz (Indiana '15)

At Trine:
10 years ('09-'18) - 32-142-14 (.207)

Career: 254-418-45 (.386), Men's and Women's

 
Trinity (Conn.)

Rachael Sushner (Skidmore '09)

Preceding position:
Women's Coach, St. Olaf ('16-'18) - 27-21-4 (.558)

Replaces

Maggie Crowe (Acting Coach) (Trinity (Conn.))

At Trinity (Conn.):
1 years ('18-'18) - 5-7-3 (.433)

 
Utica

Brooke Barbuto

Preceding position:
Women's Assistant, Cortland State ('18-'18)

Replaces

Eileen Coyle (Geneseo State '09)

At Utica:
4 years ('15-'18) - 20-43-8 (.338)

 
UW-Platteville

Emily Ryan (UW-Platteville '14)

Preceding position:
Interim Women's Coach, ('17-'18)

Replaces

Ryan was interim head coach in 2017 & '18

At UW-Platteville:
2 years ('17-'18) - 16-21-0 (.432)

 


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