The ever-changing nomenclature of college coaching in America presents a challenge for our traditional listing-shorthand of coaching changes made in the off-season.
It used to be just head coaches and assistants, but now we have more and more “directors” working alongside “coordinators” and “associates.” Says one coach of the Director tag, “I hate that title. I’d rather be ‘head coach for men’s & women’s track.’ ”
However, more and more secondary people in the chain are being called “head coach.” In the real world, though, someone’s still in charge. We list those people as head coaches, and every other paid position as assistants, regardless of their relative rank in the hierarchy. In the common case of a track assistant being a head cross country coach, we denote those with “XC.”
In this chronicling of NCAA Div. 1 mentors we do not list the many “volunteer coaches” or “graduate assistants” since such a compilation would prove unwieldy and also likely be rapidly out of date.
This listing is meant to be inclusive of changes since the end of the last NCAA season in early June.
M/W assistant—Justin Wickard.
M/W assistants—Alan Quinn. XC—Trey Brokaw.
M/W assistants—Ryan Hayes, Will Palmer.
M/W assistant—Abel Gilet.
M/W assistant—Raymond Brewer.
M/W assistants—Sheldon Blockburger, Hanna Peterson.
M/W assistant—Dion Miller.
M assistant—Mario Sategna.
M/W assistant—Timothy Thompson.
M/W assistant—Neil Baroody.
M/W assistant—Jesse Fuca.
M/W assistants—Cody Sohn, Benji Wetli.
M/W assistant—Stephen Saenz.
M/W assistant—J.J. Riese.
M/W assistant—Justin Byron.
M/W assistant—Russ Johnson.
M/W assistant—Scott Houston.
M/W assistant—Joe Silvers.
M/W assistants—Jebreh Harris, Sarah Haveman.
M/W assistants—Rodney Burkes, Daniel Gooris, Jeff Rebholz.
W XC—Amy Rudolph.
M/W assistant—Paul Thornton.
M/W assistants—Lamar Garrett, Ryan Herschberger, Nathan Ott.
M/W assistant—Jay Fiorello.
M/W—Lonnie Greene. M/W assistants—Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Kris Grimes, Tim Hall, Keith McBride.
M/W XC (interim)—Rebekah Ricksecker. XC assistant (interim)—Mark Fairley.
M/W assistants—Tommy Badon, Terry Hughes.
M/W assistant—Jeff Petersmeyer.
M/W assistant—Greg Watson.
W assistant—Matt Adams.
M/W assistant—Ibrahim Kabia.
M/W assistant—Carmelita Jeter.
M/W—Lyle Weese. M/W assistants—Whitney Henderson, Jay Turner.
M/W assistant—Marcus Jones.
M/W—Brian Johnson. M/W assistant—Brock Moreaux.
M/W XC—Andrea Grove-McDonough.
North Carolina Wilmington
North Dakota State
M/W assistant—Casie Witte.
M/W assistant—Kaitlin King.
M/W—Tramaine Shaw. M/W assistants—Wilfredo de Jesus Elias, John Murray, Steve Waithe, Consandria Walker-Hall.
M/W assistants—Alan Dunson, Jason Schutz.
M/W—Matt Sparks. M/W assistants—Kendra Foley, Wayne Pate, Rodney Zuyderwyk.
M/W assistant—Victor Houston.
M/W assistants—Helen Lehman-Winters, Ben Thomas.
M/W assistants—Billy Caldwell, Brad Herbster.
M/W—Norbert Elliott. M/W assistants—Jim Garnham, Jermaine Jones, Pristina Jones, Miles Smith.
M/W XC—Sam Bradley.
M/W assistant—Kayla Koebel.
San Francisco State
San José State
M/W—Kendra Reimer-Gonzalez. M/W assistant—Christopher Asher.
M/W—Rosalind Joseph. M/W assistant—Ashley Caldwell.
M/W assistant—Doug McDannald.
M/W assistant—Casey Fonnesbeck.
M/W assistant—Tommy Badon.
M/W assistants—Mariah Fitzgerald, Nicole Svendsen.
M/W assistant—Amin Nikfar.
M/W assistants—Michael Delgado, Dan Gordon.
M/W—Brien Bell. M/W assistants—Sean Hopkins, Holland Sherrer.
M/W assistants—Ryan Foster, Travis Geopfert, Ken Harnden.
M/W assistant—Ed Loyd.
M/W—Edrick Floréal. M/W assistants—Matthew McGee, PattiSue Plumer, Zeb Sion, Pete Watson, Devin West.
M/W assistant—Milton Mallard.
W assistant—Jordon Andreassen.
M/W assistant—Eric Fremd.
M/W assistants—Kiely Gode, Jenna Hinkle.
M/W assistan—Lindsey Hall.
M/W assistant—Paul Benavides.
M XC—Jason Dunn. W XC—Megan LaVoie.
M/W assistants—Jason Cusack; Eric Johannigmeier.
M/W assistants—Collin Post.
M/W—Maurica Powell. M/W assistants—Jeshua Anderson, Chris Kwiatkowski, Andrew Ninow, Andy Powell, Toby Stevenson.
M/W assistant—Derrick Atkins.
M/W assistants—Patrick Cheptoek, Remuro Henry.
William & Mary
XC—Forest Braden. M/W assistant—Omar Brown.
M/W assistant—David Payne.
M/W assistants—Tyler Mettile, Megan Tomei.