List: Schools that replaced both coordinators for 2017

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 16, 2017

Heading into the 2017 season, 24 FBS schools have replaced both coordinators. That’s nearly 1/5 of all FBS programs.

As spring practice gets underway, new coordinators are installing new schemes and terminology, and many schools are experiencing that on both sides of the ball.

There were 21 head coaching changes, but Indiana and LSU are keeping the same defensive coordinator situation. Five schools didn’t change the head coach, but do have two new coordinators, four of which are Power 5 schools. Here are the schools with new coordinators on offense and defense in 2017:

Arizona State*
Offense: Chip Lindsey to Billy Napier
Defense: Keith Patterson to Phil Bennett

Offense: Kendal Briles to Jeff Nixon / Glenn Thomas
Defense: Phil Bennett to Phil Snow

Offense: Jake Spavital to Beau Baldwin
Defense: Art Kaufman to Tim DeRuyter

Offense: Zac Taylor to Mike Denbrock
Defense: Robert Prunty to Marcus Freeman

Offense: Travis Trickett to Kendal Briles
Defense: Roc Bellantoni to Chris Kiffin

Offense: Steve Shankweiler to Rich Skrosky
Defense: Ron Cooper to Brent Guy

Fresno State
Offense: Eric Kiesau to Kalen Deboer
Defense: Lorenzo Ward to Orlondo Steinauer

Georgia State
Offense: Luke Huard to Travis Trickett
Defense: Jesse Minter to Nate Fuqua

Offense: Major Applewhite to Brian Johnson
Defense: Todd Orlando to Mark D’Onofrio

Offense: Jorge Munoz to Will Hall
Defense: Melvin Smith to Mike Lucas (removed interim)

Offense: Jay Johnson to Kirk Ciarrocca
Defense: Jay Sawvel to Robb Smith

Offense: Tim Cramsey to Matt Mumme
Defense: Scott Boone to Jeff Casteel

Notre Dame*
Offense: Mike Sanford to Chip Long
Defense: Brian VanGorder to Mike Elko

Ohio State*
Offense: Ed Warinner to Kevin Wilson
Defense: Luke Fickell to Greg Schiano (sole DC)

Ole Miss*
Offensive coordinator: Dan Werner to Phil Longo
Defensive coordinator: Dave Wommack to Wes McGriff

Offense: Matt Lubick to Mario Cristobal / Marcus Arroyo
Defense: Brady Hoke to Jim Leavitt

Offense: Terry Malone to Brian Brohm / Tony Levine
Defense: Ross Els to Nick Holt

San Jose State
Offense: Al Borges to Andrew Sowder
Defense: Ron English to Derrick Odum

South Florida
Offense: T.J. Weist / Darren Hiller to Sterlin Gilbert
Defense: Raymond Woodie to Brian Jean-Mary

Offense: Glenn Thomas to Dave Patenaude
Defense: Phil Snow to Taver Johnson

Offense: Sterlin Gilbert to Tim Beck
Defense: Vance Bedford to Todd Orlando

Offense: Frank Verducci to Rhett Lashlee
Defense: Anthony Poindexter to Billy Crocker

Western Kentucky
Offense: Brian Brohm / Tony Levine to Junior Adams
Defense: Nick Holt to Clayton White

Western Michigan
Offense: Kirk Ciarrocca to Kevin Johns
Defense: Ed Pinkham to Tim Daoust

*Didn’t replace head coach


Graduate assistants hired to full-time FBS jobs

Support staffers hired to full-time FBS jobs

NFL coaches who moved to college football

College coaches who moved to the NFL

High school coaches hired to FBS jobs

Coaches who made two moves this offseason

Coaches who moved within the same conference

Full-time coaches who joined support staffs

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News,, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to