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 40 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: July 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)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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)

 
Greensboro

Jordan May (Roanoke '13)

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

Replaces

Gus Mota (Clemson '10)

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

 
Houghton

Nikki Elsaesser (Messiah '16)

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

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) - 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)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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:

 
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. 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)

 
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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