2019 Offseason: 13 NCAA Division I Head Coaching Positions Open Already

Two weeks after the conclusion of the 2018-2019 NCAA swimming & diving championship season, the collegiate coaching carousel has begun to turn, quickly.

For the first time in a few years, we didn’t have any coaches departing jobs during NCAAs, but a big retirement from Alabama head coach Dennis Pursley, announced on Wednesday, sent the offseason into overdrive.

Here are the Division I head coaching openings that we know about so far:

Along with a couple of already-announced assistant coaching openings at big-time programs, including Tennessee assistant Christian Hanselmann, who announced he was heading back to club swimming yesterday, things are heating up on the circuit.

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3 years ago

Ted Knapp just announced his retirement yesterday from the Stanford program.

Dennis PursleyGoat
3 years ago

This man is the Goat.

3 years ago

Indiana ast / sprint coach position is advertised. Was this Coley’s position? Did he get one of the head positions currently open?

***Update – Kirk Grand is listed as the ast sprint coach at IU. So, this is not Coley’s position. So, did Kirk get one of the head jobs?

Reply to  Greg
3 years ago

I thought Coley got the UNC job?

3 years ago

3 of the programs on this list will be looking for new coaches after a coach was hired less than a year ago. What is going on with those programs?

Gardner-Webb swimmer
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

This past season at GW was divisive, confusing, and heart-breaking. I don’t agree with the abrupt termination of the coach, and the lack of clarity from the AD, but our team needs to move forward after a disappointing season.

Tony R
3 years ago

Has Mizzou settled their coaching situation yet? I see they still have Greg listed as head coach, after he was suspended for nearly all of the season.

Reply to  Tony R
3 years ago

I imagine they have to wait until the investigation’s concluded to make an official decision, and things like that can take a long time (lots of paperwork and lots of pressure to not make any mistakes evaluating the evidence). Mizzou had a pretty successful season, I can see Grevers being promoted to non-interim head coach if it turns out Rhodenbaugh is out.

Reply to  Brendon Bray
3 years ago

As a former Nevada Assistant, I can attest to the quality of the university and the department. Keep up the great work coach!

Coachless in Minnesota
3 years ago

Does anyone know where in Minnesota Matt Bos is moving?

3 years ago

Is there a vacancy at Youngstown State as well?

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