A Summary Of Current Open Division I Head Coaching Positions

With the NCAA offseason already in motion, it’s time to look at what Division I head coaching positions are open.

Programs that still have a head coaching position open (as of the morning of April 10th):

  • Iowa State: Head coach Duane Sorenson led the team for 27 years and announced his retirement. The school is home to a women’s-only program.
  • BYU: Shari Skabelund announced her retirement after leading BYU for 37 seasons. Skabelund was one of few women to lead a Power 5 men’s and women’s program.
  • Cal Poly: Phil Yoshida was placed on a leave of absence at the start of the 2023-2024 season and the athletes have now been informed that he will not return to his position.
  • Georgia Southern: Allyson Sweeney stepped down from her head coaching position after two years with the Eagles.
  • Boston College: The Boston College staff will look entirely different this fall as the school parted ways with the staff in January after hazing allegations surfaced last September.
  • Penn State: After head coach Tim Murphy spent most of the season on an unspecified leave of absence, the school announced that they would not renew his contract.
  • Texas A&M: With the retirement of head women’s swimming coach Steve Bultman, the school announced that it would combine the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. The school’s indication included “A national search for a Director of Texas A&M Swimming & Diving has begun as the department continues its work with search firm TurnkeyZRG.”
  • Fairfield: Jacy Dyer left the program to become the new head coach of Toledo (See below). Dyer spent two years at Fairfield
  • Illinois State: After head coach Caitlin Hamilton departed for Kentucky, Sean Sullivan was named interim head coach

Programs that have already filled their head coaching positions:

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2 days ago

u guys wear speedos.. hahaha

19 days ago


1 month ago

Illinois State also has an interim situation. Imagine they will be announcing soon.

1 month ago

WVU soon???

Swammer TX
Reply to  Swim
1 month ago

Jason Calanog incoming

Dude, trust me
Reply to  Swim
1 month ago


1 month ago

WVU soon???

1 month ago

What’s the deal with the UMass Head Women’s Coach position?

Reply to  Xanadu
1 month ago

The programs combined during COVID under a single head coach and are now separating

James Beam
Reply to  Coach
1 month ago

Wow. When was the last time that happened??!!

Dean T
1 month ago

I can’t find Boston College’s posting anywhere. Wondering if they are quietly pulling the plug on the program after such a loud year

Sink Tank
Reply to  Dean T
1 month ago

For a school that is just intending to cut a program. They certainly made a lot of noise about how they intend to bring it back in the fall.

Then again, if they were planning on bringing the team back in the fall, It makes no sense to part with that caliber of a coach. So who knows.

Reply to  Sink Tank
1 month ago

The athletes received a week-by-week plan after Spring break which has been on target so far to be back in for Aug 2024. The plan is to have a coach hire before the end of the semester so they could get together with the athletes currently on campus that will be swimming in the Fall (freshman and juniors). The athletes continue to train as a team. Fingers crossed …

olde coach
Reply to  Dean T
1 month ago

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m afraid you may be right. They had a top notch staff!

1 month ago

University of St. Thomas in MN is now D1 and looking for a HC of their combined program

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