The College Football America staff is keeping track of all of the coaching changes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), with changes in 2021 that will be reflected for the 2022 season. Any time a change is made, the tracker below will be updated.
Below you’ll find our tracker, including the school, the coaching change, including the date of the change and interim coach that took over, if applicable. Next to that, you’ll find the new head coach, when hired, along with the hiring date.
As of Dec. 15, there were 28 coaching openings, with 28 positions already filled. Temple made the last hire of the cycle (for now), luring Stan Drayton away from Texas.
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2021-22 FBS Coaching Changes
Akron: Tom Arth (fired on Nov. 4; Oscar Rodriguez Jr. to serve as interim head coach); Joe Moorhead (hired Dec. 9).
Georgia Southern: Chad Lunsford (fired on Sept. 27; Kevin Whitley to serve as interim head coach); Clay Helton (hired on Nov. 2: Helton was formerly the head coach at USC).
FIU: Butch Davis (will not return for 2022 season, but will coach out the season, Nov. 15); Mike MacIntyre (hired Dec. 9)
Florida: Dan Mullen (fired Nov. 21; Greg Knox to serve as interim head coach); Billy Napier (hired Nov. 28)
Fresno State: Kalen DeBoer (left to take Washington job, Nov. 29); Jeff Tedford (hired Dec. 8)
Louisiana: Bill Napier (Nov. 28, resigns to take Florida job); Michael Desormeaux (elevated to head coach on Dec. 5)
LSU: Ed Orgeron (separation agreement announced on Oct. 17); Brian Kelly (hired Nov. 30)
Miami (FL): Manny Diaz (fired Dec. 6); Mario Criostbal (hired Dec. 6)
Nevada: Jay Norvell (took job at Colorado State on Dec. 6); Ken Wilson (hired Dec. 10)
Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley (took USC job on Nov. 28; Bob Stoops to serve as interim coach for bowl game); Brent Venables (hired Dec. 5).
Oregon: Mario Cristobal (left to take Miami job, Dec. 6); Dan Lanning (hired, met media on Dec. 13)
SMU: Sonny Dykes (taking TCU job on Nov. 30); Rhett Lashlee (hired by SMU on Nov. 29(
TCU: Gary Patterson (mutual agreement with university on Oct. 31; Jerry Kill to serve as interim head coach); Sonny Dykes (hired Nov. 29)
Texas Tech: Matt Wells (fired on Oct. 25; Sonny Cumbie to serve as interim head coach); Joey McGuire (hired Nov. 8: McGuire was formerly an assistant coach at Baylor)
Temple: Rod Carey (fired on Nov. 29); Stan Drayton (hired Dec. 15)
Troy: Chip Lindsey (fired on Nov. 21; Brandon Hall to serve as interim head coach); Jon Sumrall (hired Dec. 6)
USC: Clay Helton (fired on Sept. 13, Donte Williams to serve as interim head coach); Lincoln Riley (hired Nov. 28)
UConn: Randy Edsall (left program Sept. 6, Lou Spanos to serve as interim head coach); Jim Mora Jr. (hired Nov. 11: He was 46-30 previously at UCLA)
UMass: Walt Bell (fired on Nov. 7, Alex Miller to serve as interim head coach); Don Brown (hired Nov. 22: Brown was 43-19 in his first stint at UMass from 2004-08)
Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall (resigned on Dec. 2, effective after Virginia’s bowl game); Tony Elliott (hired Dec. 10)
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente (fired on Nov. 16; J.C. Price to serve as interim head coach); Brent Pry (Hired Nov. 30)
Washington: Jimmy Lake (fired on Nov. 14; Bob Gregory to serve as interim head coach); Kalen DeBoer (hired Nov. 29)
Washington State: Nick Rolovich (fired on Oct. 20); Jake Dickert (served as interim head coach, elevated to permanent head coach Nov. 27).