All-time Coaching Changes by Year

These changes include only the time the respective programs were part of Division I. Changes listed back to 1948, the start of the "modern era." Prior to that, often times, coaching changes were more frequent, with, at times, team captains coaching the team.

Also See: All-Time Coaching Record Index

TeamNew CoachReplaced CoachReason
2017 (9)
Alaska Dallas Ferguson Left for WHL
Michigan Mel Pearson Red Berenson Retired
Michigan State Danton Cole Tom Anastos Resigned
Michigan Tech Joe Shawhan Mel Pearson Left for Michigan
Nebraska-Omaha Mike Gabinet Dean Blais Resigned
Niagara Jason Lammers Dave Burkholder Fired
Northern Michigan Grant Potulny Walt Kyle Fired
Rensselaer Dave Smith Seth Appert Fired
Canisius Trevor Large Dave Smith Left for Rensselaer
2016 (4)
Massachusetts Greg Carvel John Micheletto Fired
St. Lawrence Mark Morris Greg Carvel Left for Massachusetts
Wisconsin Tony Granato Mike Eaves Fired
American Int'l Eric Lang Gary Wright Retired
2015 (1)
North Dakota Brad Berry Dave Hakstol Left to become head coach with Philadelphia (NHL)
2014 (4)
Princeton Ron Fogarty Bob Prier Fired
Holy Cross David Berard Paul Pearl Resigned to become Harvard assistant
Colorado College Mike Havilland Scott Owens Resigned
Lake Superior Damon Whitten Jim Roque Fired
2013 (7)
Ala.-Huntsville Mike Corbett Kurt Kleinendorst Resigned
Ohio State Steve Rohlik Mark Osiecki Fired
Maine Red Gendron Tim Whitehead Fired
Denver Jim Montgomery George Gwozdecky Fired
Alaska-Anchorage Matt Thomas Dave Shyiak Fired
Boston University David Quinn Jack Parker Retired
Connecticut Mike Cavanaugh Bruce Marshall Resigned
2012 (5)
Ala.-Huntsville Kurt Kleinendorst Chris Luongo Resigned
Massachusetts John Micheletto Don Cahoon Resigned
St. Lawrence Greg Carvel Mike Hurlbut Joe Marsh officially announces retirement
i St. Lawrence Mike Hurlbut Joe Marsh Joe Marsh illness
Minnesota State Mike Hastings Troy Jutting Fired
2011 (10)
Northeastern Jim Madigan Greg Cronin Left for Toronto (NHL)
Western Michigan Andy Murray Jeff Blashill Left for Detroit (NHL)
Princeton Bob Prier Guy Gadowsky Left for Penn State
Union Rick Bennett Nate Leaman Left for Providence
Clarkson Casey Jones George Roll Fired
Michigan Tech Mel Pearson Jamie Russell Fired
Providence Nate Leaman Tim Army Fired
Mass.-Lowell Norm Bazin Blaise MacDonald Fired
Michigan State Tom Anastos Rick Comley Retired
Penn State Guy Gadowsky n/a Start of Program
2010 (4)
Ala.-Huntsville Chris Luongo Danton Cole Left for USNTDP
Ohio State Mark Osiecki John Markell Fired
Bowling Green Chris Bergeron Dennis Williams Not renewed
Western Michigan Jeff Blashill Jim Culhane Fired
2009 (4)
Brown Brendan Whittet Roger Grillo Left for USA Hockey
Nebraska-Omaha Dean Blais Mike Kemp Took Asst. AD position
Sacred Heart C.J. Marottolo Shaun Hannah Resigned
Bowling Green Dennis Williams Scott Paluch Resigned
2008 (1)
Alaska-Fairbanks Dallas Ferguson Doc DelCastillo Resigned
2007 (2)
Alaska Doc DelCastillo Tavis MacMillan Resigned
Ala.-Huntsville Danton Cole Doug Ross Resigned
2006 (2)
Rensselaer Seth Appert Dan Fridgen Resigned
Yale Keith Allain Tim Taylor Fired
2005 (9)
Alaska-Anchorage Dave Shyiak John Hill Took assistant position at Minnesota
Lake Superior Jim Roque Frank Anzalone Fired
Merrimack Mark Dennehy Chris Serino Resigned
Northeastern Greg Cronin Bruce Crowder Fired
Notre Dame Jeff Jackson Dave Poulin Resigned
Providence Tim Army Paul Pooley Took assistant position at Notre Dame
St. Cloud State Bob Motzko Craig Dahl Resigned
Canisius Dave Smith Clancy Seymour Interim
i Canisius Clancy Seymour Brian Cavanaugh Fired
2004 (7)
Army Brian Riley Rob Riley Resigned
Robert Morris Derek Schooley n/a Start of Program
Princeton Guy Gadowsky Len Quesnelle Fired
Harvard Ted Donato Mark Mazzoleni Resigned
Alaska-Fairbanks Tavis MacMillan Guy Gadowsky Left for Princeton
Colgate Don Vaughan Stan Moore Leave of Absence Ended
North Dakota Dave Hakstol Dean Blais Left for NHL (asst.)
2003 (6)
* Clarkson George Roll Fred Parker Interim
Colgate Stan Moore Don Vaughan Leave of Absence
Union Nate Leaman Kevin Sneddon Left for Vermont
Vermont Kevin Sneddon Mike Gilligan Retired
Michigan Tech Jamie Russell Mike Sertich Retired
i Clarkson Fred Parker Mark Morris Fired
2002 (5)
Bentley Ryan Soderquist Jim McAdam Resigned
Bowling Green Scott Paluch Buddy Powers Fired
Michigan State Rick Comley Ron Mason Retired
Northern Michigan Walt Kyle Rick Comley Left for Michigan State
Wisconsin Mike Eaves Jeff Sauer Retired
2001 (7)
Maine Tim Whitehead Shawn Walsh Passed Away
Niagara Dave Burkholder Blaise MacDonald Left for Lowell
Mass.-Lowell Blaise MacDonald Tim Whitehead Resigned
Lake Superior Frank Anzalone Scott Borek Fired
Alaska-Anchorage John Hill Dean Talafous Fired
Bemidji State Tom Serratore Bob Peters Retired
Michigan Tech (*) Mike Sertich Tim Watters Fired
2000 (4)
Massachusetts Don Cahoon Joe Mallen Fired
Princeton Len Quesnelle Don Cahoon Left for Massachusetts
Minnesota State Troy Jutting Don Brose Retired
Minnesota-Duluth Scott Sandelin Mike Sertich Retired
1999 (7)
Minnesota Don Lucia Doug Woog Fired
Colorado College Scott Owens Don Lucia Left for Minnesota
Alaska Guy Gadowsky Dave Laurion Fired
Miami Enrico Blasi Mark Mazzoleni Left for Harvard
Harvard Mark Mazzoleni Ronn Tomassoni Fired
Nebraska-Omaha Mike Kemp n/a Start of Program
* Western Michigan Jim Culhane Bill Wilkinson Fired
1998 (2)
Union Kevin Sneddon Stan Moore Left for Colgate (asst.)
Merrimack Chris Serino Ron Anderson Fired
1997 (5)
Dartmouth Bob Gaudet Roger Demment Fired
Brown Roger Grillo Bob Gaudet Left for Dartmouth
Air Force Frank Serratore Chuck Delich Resigned
Holy Cross Paul Pearl Peter Van Buskirk
* Maine Shawn Walsh Greg Cronin Walsh Suspension Ended
1996 (10)
Lake Superior Scott Borek Jeff Jackson Left for U.S. National Program
Holy Cross Peter Van Buskirk Paul Pearl
Niagara Blaise MacDonald n/a Start of Program
Sacred Heart Shaun Hannah John Glynne Resigned
Union Stan Moore Bruce Delventhal Resigned
Mass.-Lowell Tim Whitehead Bruce Crowder Left for Northeastern
Northeastern Bruce Crowder Ben Smith Left for U.S. Women's National Team
Michigan Tech Tim Watters Bob Mancini Left for U.S. National Program (asst.)
Alaska-Anchorage Brush Christiansen Dean Talafous Retired
* Maine Greg Cronin Shawn Walsh Suspended
1995 (3)
Notre Dame Dave Poulin Ric Schafer Fired
Cornell Mike Schafer Brian McCutcheon Fired
* Ohio State John Markell Jerry Welsh Fired
1994 (9)
Boston College Jerry York Steve Cedorchuk Fired
Providence Paul Pooley Mike McShane Resigned
Miami Mark Mazzoleni George Gwozdecky Left for Denver
Denver George Gwozdecky Frank Serratore Fired
Holy Cross Paul Pearl Bill Bellerose Resigned
Bowling Green Buddy Powers Jerry York Left for Boston College
RPI Dan Fridgen Buddy Powers Left for Bowling Green
Yale Tim Taylor Dan Poliziani Taylor Returned from Olympics
North Dakota Dean Blais Gino Gasparini Retired
1993 (4)
Alaska Dave Laurion Don Lucia Left for Colorado College
Colorado College Don Lucia Brad Buetow Fired
Yale Dan Poliziani Tim Taylor Left for U.S. Olympic team
Massachusetts Joe Mallen n/a Start of Program
1992 (5)
Boston College Steve Cedorchuk Len Ceglarski Retired
Ferris State Bob Daniels Bob Mancini Left for Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech Bob Mancini Newell Brown
Colgate Don Vaughan Brian Durocher Interim
i Colgate Brian Durocher Terry Slater Passed Away
1991 (4)
Dartmouth Roger Demment Ben Smith Left for Northeastern
Northeastern Ben Smith Don McKenney Fired
Princeton Don Cahoon Jim Higgins Fired
Mass.-Lowell Bruce Crowder Bill Riley Fired
1990 (6)
Dartmouth Ben Smith Brian Mason
Lake Superior Jeff Jackson Frank Anzalone Resigned
Ferris State Bob Mancini John Perpich
New Hampshire Dick Umile Bob Kullen Passed away
Michigan Tech Newell Brown Herb Boxer
Denver Frank Serratore Ralph Backstrom
1989 (3)
Miami George Gwozdecky Bill Davidge
Northeastern Don McKenney Fern Flamen Retired
RPI Buddy Powers Mike Addesa Fired
1988 (7)
Brown Bob Gaudet Herb Hammond
Mercyhurst Rick Gotkin Fred Lane
Holy Cross Bill Bellerose Peter Van Buskrik
Clarkson Mark Morris Cap Raeder
New Hampshire Bob Kullen Dave O'Connor
Colorado College Brad Buetow Mike Bertsch
Connecticut Bruce Marshall Ben Kirtland
1987 (4)
Cornell Brian McCutcheon Lou Reycroft
Notre Dame Ric Schafer Lefty Smith
Alaska Don Lucia Ric Schafer Left for Notre Dame
New Hampshire Dave O'Connor Bob Kullen Leave of absence
1986 (4)
New Hampshire Bob Kullen Charlie Holt Retired
Army Rob Riley Jack Riley Retired
i Ferris State Peter Esdale Dick Bertrand
Ferris State John Perpich Peter Esdale
1985 (7)
Clarkson Cap Raeder Bill O'Flaherty Resigned to become athletic director
Minnesota Doug Woog Brad Buetow
Providence Mike McShane Steve Stirling
St. Lawrence Joe Marsh Mike McShane Left for Providence
Michigan Tech Herb Boxer Jim Nahrgang
Air Force Chuck Delich John Matchefts
Miami Bill Davidge Steve Cady
1984 (5)
Maine Shawn Walsh Jack Semler
AIC Gary Wright Lincoln Flagg
Michigan Red Berenson John Giordano
Dartmouth Brian Mason George Crowe
Vermont Mike Gilligan Jim Cross Retired
1983 (2)
Providence Steve Stirling Lou Lamoriello Resigned to become athletic director
* Lake Superior Frank Anzalone Bill Selman
1982 (8)
Brown Herb Hammond Paul Schilling
Wisconsin Jeff Sauer Bob Johnson Left for NHL's Calgary Flames
WMU Bill Wilkinson Glen Weller
Colorado College Mike Bertsch Jeff Sauer Left for Wisconsin
Cornell Lou Reycroft Dick Bertrand Left for Ferris State
Ferris State Dick Bertrand Rick Duffett
Michigan Tech Jim Nahrgang John MacInnes Retired
Minnesota-Duluth Mike Sertich Gus Hendrickson
1981 (3)
Lake Superior Bill Selman Rick Yeo
Denver Ralph Backstrom Marshall Johnston
Michigan John Giordano Wilf Martin
1980 (2)
St. Lawrence Mike McShane Leon Abbott
Michigan Wilf Martin Dan Farrell
1979 (7)
Michigan State Ron Mason Amo Bessone Retired
RPI Mike Addesa Jim Salfi
Bowling Green Jerry York Ron Mason Left for Michigan State
Clarkson Bill O'Flaherty Jerry York Left for Bowling Green
Minnesota Brad Buetow Herb Brooks Left for U.S. Olympic team
Holy Cross Peter Van Buskirk Mike Addesa Left for RPI
Alaska-Anchorage Brush Christiansen n/a Start of Program
1978 (4)
Brown Paul Schilling Richard Toomey
North Dakota Gino Gasparini Rube Bjorkman
Western Michigan Glen Weller Bill Neal
Miami Steve Cady n/a Start of Program
1977 (4)
Denver Marshall Johnston Murray Armstrong Retired
Princeton Jim Higgins Jack Semler
Colgate Terry Slater Jim Higgins Left for Princeton
Maine Jack Semler n/a Start of Program
1976 (5)
Yale Tim Taylor Paul Lufkin
St. Lawrence Leon Abbott Bernie McKinnon
Lake Superior Rick Yeo Rick Comley Left for Northern Michigan
Holy Cross Mike Addesa Bill Kane
Northern Michigan Rick Comley n/a Start of Program
1975 (4)
Dartmouth George Crowe Grant Standbrook
Minnesota-Duluth Gus Hendrickson Terry Shercliffe
Colgate Jim Higgins Brad Houston
Ohio State Jerry Welsh Gerald Walford
1974 (3)
Air Force John Matchefts Vic Heyliger Retired
* Boston University Jack Parker Leon Abbott Fired
Brown Richard Toomey Allan Soares
1973 (5)
Bowling Green Ron Mason Jack Vivian
Lake Superior Rick Comley Ron Mason Left for Bowling Green
Michigan Dan Farrell Al Renfrew Retired
Princeton Jack Semler H.G. Quackenbush
Western Michigan Bill Neal n/a Start of Program
1972 (9)
Colgate Brad Houston Ron Ryan
Boston University Leon Abbott Jack Kelley Resigned
Boston College Len Ceglarski Snooks Kelley Retired
Clarkson Jerry York Len Ceglarski Left for Boston College
Minnesota Herb Brooks Ken Yackel
i Minnesota Ken Yackel Glen Sonmor
Ohio State Gerald Walfor Dave Chambers
RPI Jim Salfi Leon Abbott Left for BU
Yale Paul Lufkin Richard Gagliardi
1971 (3)
Colorado College Jeff Sauer John Matchefts
Harvard Bill Cleary Cooney Weiland Retired
St. Lawrence Bernie McKinnon George Menard
1970 (6)
Ohio State Dave Chambers Harry Neale
Brown Allan Soares James Fullerton
Cornell Dick Bertrand Ned Harkness Left for NHL's Detroit Red Wings
Dartmouth Grant Standbrook Abner Oakes
Northeastern Fern Flaman Jim Bell
Minnesota-Duluth Terry Shercliffe Bill Selman Left for St. Louis
1969 (2)
RPI Leon Abbott Gerry Kearns
Bowling Green Jack Vivian n/a Start of Program
1968 (6)
Air Force Vic Heyliger n/a Start of Program
Notre Dame Lefty Smith n/a Start of modern Program
Providence Lou Lamoriello Zellio Toppazzini
Minnesota-Duluth Bill Selman Ralph Romano
North Dakota Rube Bjorkman Bill Selman Left for Minnesota-Duluth
New Hampshire Charlie Holt Rube Bjorkman Left for North Dakota
1967 (2)
Dartmouth Abner Oakes Eddie Jeremiah
Princeton H.G. Quackenbush John Wilson
1966 (6)
Minnesota Glen Sonmor John Mariucci Olympics
Ohio State Harry Neale Glen Sonmor Left for Minnesota
Wisconsin Bob Johnson John Riley
Colorado College John Matchefts Bob Johnson Left for Wisconsin
North Dakota Bill Selman Bob Peters Left for Bemidji State
Lake Superior Ron Mason n/a Start of Program
1965 (4)
Colgate Ron Ryan Olav Kollevoll
Ohio State Glen Sonmor Tom Bedecki
Princeton John Wilson Norman Wood
Yale Richard Gagliardi Murray Murdoch
1964 (5)
Dartmouth Eddie Jeremiah Abner Oakes Jeremiah returned from illness
RPI Gerry Kearns Rube Bjorkman Left for New Hampshire
New Hampshire Rube Bjorkman A. Barr Snively
Providence Zellio Toppazzini Thomas Eccleston
North Dakota Bob Peters Barry Thorndycraft
1963 (5)
Dartmouth Abner Oakes Eddie Jeremiah Stepped down for health reasons
Ohio State Tom Bedecki n/a Start of Program
Cornell Ned Harkness Paul Patten Resigned
RPI Rube Bjorkman Ned Harkness Left for Cornell
Colorado College Bob Johnson Tony Frasca
1962 (2)
Boston University Jack Kelley Harry Cleverly
New Hampshire A. Barr Snively Horace Martin
1959 (1)
Princeton Norman Wood Richard Vaughan
1958 (3)
Clarkson Len Ceglarski Bill Harrison
Colorado College Tony Frasca Tom Bedecki
North Dakota Barry Thorndycraft Bob May
1957 (2)
Michigan Al Renfrew Vic Heyliger
North Dakota Bob May Al Renfrew Left for Michigan
1956 (5)
Minnesota John Mariucci Marsh Ryman Returned from Olympics
Providence Thomas Eccleston Richard Rondeau
Denver Murray Armstrong Neil Celley
North Dakota Al Renfrew Fido Purpur
Michigan Tech John MacInnes Al Renfrew Left for North Dakota
1955 (6)
Minnesota Marsh Ryman John Mariucci Olympics
Brown James Fullerton Donald Whiston
St. Lawrence George Menard Olav Kollevoll
Northeastern Jim Bell Herb Gallagher
Colorado College Tom Bedecki Cheddy Thompson
Minnesota-Duluth John Pleban Bob Boyat
1954 (1)
Minnesota-Duluth Bob Boyat Gord Eddolls
1952 (3)
Minnesota John Mariucci Doc Romnes
Brown Donald Whiston Westcott Moulton
Providence Richard Rondeau n/a Start of modern Program
1951 (5)
Michigan State Amo Bessone Harold Paulsen
New Hampshire Horace Martin Joseph Petroski
Denver Neil Celley Vern Turner
Minnesota-Duluth Gord Eddolls Hank Jensen
Michigan Tech Al Renfrew Amo Bessone Left for Michigan State
1950 (4)
Army Jack Riley Len Patten
Colgate Tom Dockerell Howard Starr
Harvard Cooney Weiland John Chase
St. Lawrence Olav Kollevoll Paul Patten
1949 (2)
North Dakota Fido Purpur Don Norman
Denver Vern Turner n/a Start of Program
1948 (1)
Michigan Tech Amo Bessone Ed Maki

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i - Midseason interim replacement

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