2007-08 Division I coaching changes

Originally Published: June 12, 2008
ESPN.com

2007-08 DIVISION I COACHING CHANGES
TEAM OLD COACH NEW COACH
Alabama
Alabama
Stephany Smith -- Story
After the Crimson Tide finished 1-14 in the SEC, Smith was fired. The Tide were 27-61 overall and 4-41 in the SEC in Smith's three seasons as head coach.
Wendell Hudson
Alcorn State
Alcorn State
Shirley Walker
Tonya Edwards -- Story
Alcorn State hired the former University of Tennessee player. Edwards spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Detroit-Mercy.
American
American
Melissa McFerrin
Matt Corkery
Appalachian State
Appalachian State
Adrienne Shuler
Shuler stepped down after six seasons and a 63-110 mark, including an 8-22 record in 2007-08.
Darcie Vincent
Arizona
Arizona
Joan Bonvicini -- Story
Bonvicini was fired after 17 seasons. She had a 287-223 record with Arizona, but her last three teams had losing records. The Wildcats were 10-20 overall and 4-14 in the Pac-10 this season.
Niya Butts -- Story
Butts joined Kentucky's staff as an associate coach in 2003 and previously coached at Michigan State for one year and Tennessee Tech for two.
Ball State
Ball State
Tracy Roller -- Story
Roller resigned, citing personal reasons. Roller missed much of last season while recovering from mononucleosis and an inner-ear infection. The winningest coach in school history, she had three 20-plus win seasons.
Kelly Packard
Bethune-Cookman
Bethune-Cookman
Francis Simmons
Boston College
Boston College
Cathy Inglese -- Story
Inglese resigned. Her 2007-2008 team was 21-12 and finished fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She has eight 20-win seasons and seven NCAA tournament appearances in the last 10 years.
Sylvia Crawley -- Story
Crawley, who had been head coach at Ohio since 2006, inked a five-year deal with Boston College. She coached the Bobcats to a 20-13 mark this year, their first 20-win season since 1994-95.
Central Arkansas
Central Arkansas
Checola Seals-Horton Matt Daniel
Colorado State
Colorado State
Jen Warden -- Story
Warden, who had two years left on her contract, took over the Rams' program on May 10, 2005, after three seasons at Boise State. She was just 21-69 in three seasons at CSU and 50-128 overall.
Kristen Holt -- Story
Rams assistant Holt replaced fired coach Jen Warden. Holt joined the Rams staff in 2007 as an assistant in charge of coaching guards and recruiting.
Denver
Denver
Pam Tanner
The three-time coach of the year resigned after compiling a 190-181 record in 13 seasons.
Erik Johnson
Detroit Mercy
Detroit Mercy
Michael Barrett Autumn Rademacher
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky
Larry Joe Inman Chrissy Roberts
Elon
Elon
Brenda Paul Karen Barefoot
Evansville
Evansville
Tricia Cullop -- Story
Cullop leaves for Toledo after eight seasons. She was the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year last season after leading Evansville to a 21-8 record and WNIT bid.
Misty Murphy
FAMU
FAMU
Debra Clark -- Story
Clark was let go after compiling a 14-17 record in her seventh season at the school. Clark was 100-109 during her tenure.
LeDawn Gibson
George Mason
George Mason
Debbie Taneyhill
After 11 seasons, Taneyhill resigned with an overall record of 144-162 and two appearances in the WNIT. She has been at George Mason since 1988, first as a player and then as an assistant coach before taking over the team in 1997.
Jeri Porter
Porter was the head coach at Radford the past six seasons. Prior to Radford, the former Liberty star was the head coach for four seasons at North Alabama.
George Washington
George Washington
Joe McKeown -- Story
McKeown, who was the winningest coach in GW and Atlantic 10 women's basketball history, left for Northwestern after compiling a 441-154 record as head coach of the Colonials.

Grambling State
Grambling State
David Ponton
David "Rusty" Ponton was not retained for the 2008-09 season after a 2-26 campaign (1-17 SWAC).
Donnita Drain -- Story
Drain spent 13 years at rival Langston and will try to turn her success there into wins at Grambling State.
Howard
Howard
Cathy Parson

Idaho
Idaho
Mike Divilbiss -- Story
Divilbiss resigned after athletic director Rob Spear decided the Vandals needed to move in another direction. The Vandals were 4-25 this season and 82-119 in Divilbiss' seven seasons as head coach.
Jon Newlee
Idaho State
Idaho State
Jon Newlee Seton Sobolewski
Memphis
Memphis
Blair Savage-Lansden Melissa McFerrin
Monmouth
Monmouth
Michele Baxter
Baxter, who had one year remaining on a four-year contract, was 51-51 in three seasons with the Hawks.
Stephanie Gaitley
Murray State
Murray State
Jody Adams -- Story
Adams spent one season at Murray State, leading the Racers to a 24-8 record and a win in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
Rob Cross
Navy
Navy
Tom Marryott
Marryott took over the Navy women in 2003 but has been associated with Navy basketball for two decades. He was the athletic director and basketball coach at the Naval Academy Prep School for 10 years, followed by five seasons as an assistant with the Navy men.
Stefanie Pemper
Nicholls State
Nicholls State
Mark Cook
In four seasons, Cook compiled a 25-84 overall record, including a 16-50 mark in the Southland Conference. The Lady Colonels were 6-21 this past season.
DoBee Plaisance
North Dakota State
North Dakota State
Amy Ruley Carolyn DeHoff
North Texas
North Texas
Tina Slinker
The contract of the program's winningest coach -- 241-287 in 19 seasons -- will not be renewed, North Texas announced on March 11.
Shanice Stephens -- Story
Stephens spent nine years at Rice and three at Clemson. At 36, she is the youngest head coach in the Sun Belt Conference.
Northwestern
Northwestern
Beth Combs
Combs resigned May 7, after Northwestern went 5-26 overall while finishing last in the Big Ten at 1-17.
Joe McKeown -- Story
McKeown leaves GW as the winningest coach in school history (441-154) and in 22 seasons as a college head coach, he has guided a team to postseason play 19 times.
Ohio
Ohio
Sylvia Crawley -- Story
Crawley stepped down after accepting a five-year deal with Boston College.
Semeka Randall
Radford
Radford
Jeri Porter Tajama Ngongba
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Michelle Bento-Jackson -- Story
Santa Clara will not renew the contract of Bento-Jackson, parting ways with the sixth-year coach. Her contract expired after this season.
Jennifer Mountain -- Story
Santa Clara hired Mountain, giving Gonzaga's top assistant a five-year deal.
South Carolina
South Carolina
Susan Walvius -- Story
Walvius announced her resignation after 11 seasons at South Carolina. She went 165-160 during her tenure and made the NCAA tournament twice.
Dawn Staley -- Story
Staley became Temple's winningest coach (172-80) the past eight years and was the Atlantic 10 coach of the year twice. The Owls earned a conference title in Staley's second season in 2002 and then won three straight crowns from 2004-06.
South Carolina State
South Carolina State
Tonya Mackey Doug Robertson, Jr.
Temple
Temple
Dawn Staley

Texas Southern
Texas Southern
Claude Cummings, III Yolanda Wells-Broughton -- Story
The former LSU assistant will replace Surina Dixon, who was hired in March but released June 30 after a contract dispute with athletic director Charles McClelland.
Toledo
Toledo
Mark Ehlen
After 13 seasons at Toledo, Ehlen resigns with a 240-148 career record, winning three regular-season Mid-American Conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances.
Tricia Cullop -- Story
Cullop was at Evansville for eight seasons. She was the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year last season after leading Evansville to a 21-8 record and WNIT bid.

UC Irvine
UC Irvine
Molly Tuter
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Mark French Lindsay Gottlieb
UCLA
UCLA
Kathy Olivier -- Story
Olivier resigned but will continue to work for the athletic department on special projects yet to be determined. Olivier compiled a record of 232-208 during her 15 seasons as head coach.
Nikki Caldwell -- Story
After six seasons (and two NCAA titles) as an assistant at Tennessee, Caldwell, 35, steps into her first head coaching position. She served as the Lady Vols' recruiting director since 2003.
UNLV
UNLV
Regina Miller
Miller had a 175-125 record in 10 seasons in Las Vegas and is 235-225 overall after the Rebels went 8-22 this season.
Kathy Olivier -- Story
Former UCLA coach and Lady Rebels player Olivier, 48, becomes the eighth head coach in UNLV's 33-year history.
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
Ron Stewart
Stewart's 11-year tenure included a 101-77 mark in Mid-American Conference games. Director of Athletics Kathy Beauregard told the Kalamazoo Gazette the program had stopped "moving forward in the direction I truly wanted."
Tasha McDowell
Wichita State
Wichita State
Jane Albright
Albright was fired after going 48-95 in five seasons.
Jody Adams -- Story
Wichita State hired Adams less than a week after she led Murray State to its first NCAA tournament appearance.
Youngstown State
Youngstown State
Tisha Hill
Hill resigned after five seasons and a losing record. With two games left, she is 43-97 overall and 24-57 in Horizon League play.
Cindy Martin
Martin led Indiana University of Pennsylvania to a school-best 27 wins in 2007-08 as the WBCA Division II East Region Coach of the Year. She was 70-23 in three seasons at IUP and also is a former recruiting coordinator at West Virginia.