Tulsa hires Ohio State coordinator Wilson as head coachDecember 7, 2022 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kevin Wilson will seek to bring Tulsa some of the prolific passing and scoring he's overseen during six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Wilson was hired as Tulsa's coach on Tuesday and introduced at an afternoon news conference.
Hall of Famer Croom: ‘Not enough progress’ for Black coachesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant.
Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football coach with Mississippi State.
Saints’ Allen doesn’t see latest loss sparking major changesDecember 6, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen doesn't see the benefit of trying to overhaul lineups or change coaching staff duties now.
For New Orleans' struggling first-year coach, a 17-16 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night exemplified as much as any game this season why the Saints (4-9) are more in need of targeted refinements than a major reconstruction.
Ga Tech coach Key wants to ‘dominate’ -- even against UGaDecember 5, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Now that the Georgia Tech coaching job belongs to him, Brent Key is setting his sights as high as possible.
That other Power 5 program in the state?
Yep, he thinks the Yellow Jackets can compete with them.
Iowa St promotes Nate Scheelhaase to offensive coordinatorDecember 5, 2022 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Scheelhaase has been promoted from Iowa State's receivers coach to offensive coordinator.
Scheelhaase replaces Tom Manning, who was fired last week after the Cyclones finished at the bottom of the Big 12 in scoring and total offense during a 4-8 season.
North Texas fires Littrell after .500 record over 7 yearsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Bowl-bound North Texas has fired coach Seth Littrell, who went 44-44 over seven seasons.
University president Neal Smatresk said Sunday night that the decision to make the move came after a thorough assessment of the program.
Coach Prime delivers pizzazz to college football’s wastelandDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Part politician, part preacher and part pitchman, Deion Sanders fired up a crowd of alumni, boosters, former players and other VIPs celebrating his hire as Colorado's coach on Sunday.
Bad math: Jets settle for too many FGs in loss to VikingsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike White and the New York Jets coaching staff won’t need to take long to dissect what went wrong in Sunday’s 27-22 loss at Minnesota.
Coastal Carolina hires NC State’s Beck to replace ChadwellDecember 4, 2022 GMT
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina has hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Tim Beck to replace Jamey Chadwell, who left to coach Liberty.
AP source: USF hiring to Tennessee OC Golesh as head coachDecember 4, 2022 GMT
South Florida is hiring Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh to be its head football coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal with the 38-year-old Golesh was still being finalized.
VMI picks Danny Rocco as next football coachDecember 3, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Military Institute has hired Danny Rocco as its football coach.
The school made the announcement Saturday. Rocco replaces Scott Wachenheim, who resigned after eight seasons last month.
Column: College coaching color barrier firmly entrenchedDecember 3, 2022 GMT
Hugh Freeze returns to the Southeastern Conference with enough baggage to fill a jumbo jet.
He turned his last SEC job into “Freeze Gone Wild," using a university-issued cell phone to call an escort service while presiding over enough scandalous behavior to land Ole Miss on NCAA probation.
Coaching friends Swinney, Brown meet in ACC championshipDecember 2, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At the conclusion of his news conference Friday at Bank of America Stadium, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turned to walk away from the podium when he saw North Carolina coach Mack Brown approaching with a big smile on his face.
Texas State hires Incarnate Word coach Kinne to lead BobcatsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Texas State hired Incarnate Word coach G.J. Kinne on Friday to lead a Sun Belt program that has had only one winning season since moving up to the Bowl Subdivision in 2012.
The 34-year-old former Tulsa quarterback has made a fast rise in coaching since ending his professional career in 2017.
Josh McCown hopeful to get a coaching opportunityDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Josh McCown played quarterback for 12 teams across nearly two decades in the NFL, and learned a different offense almost every season.
He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience as a coach.
Wofford promotes interim coach Watson to full-time FCS jobDecember 1, 2022 GMT
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Wofford has promoted interim coach Shawn Watson to the full-time job leading the FCS program.
The school announced Watson's hiring Thursday. He had come to the school as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator last January, then was named interim after the Terriers let go of coach Josh Conklin after five games and the team on a 15-game losing streak.
Jill Ellis voted to US Soccer Hall of Fame, won 2 World CupsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jill Ellis was voted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame after coaching the American women to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019.
The 56-year-old British-born coach was picked on 20 of 24 ballots in the builder voting that included only coach candidates for the 2023 class.
Ravens OC Roman in contact with Stanford about vacancyNovember 30, 2022 GMT
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman has been in contact with Stanford about its coaching vacancy.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Wednesday. Stanford is in the market for a new coach after David Shaw stepped down.
Sun hire Darius Taylor as GM, promote Tuck to assistant GMNovember 30, 2022 GMT
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Darius Taylor as the team's general manager Tuesday and added assistant GM to Morgan Tuck's title.
Taylor takes over for Curt Miller, who served as Connecticut's coach and general manager before he left to take the coaching job with Los Angeles last month.
Timeout: Colts’ Saturday admits mistake in loss to SteelersNovember 29, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday spent Monday night defending the team's late-game clock management.
Less than 24 hours later, Saturday acknowledged he made the wrong call.
White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager GrifolNovember 29, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach.
They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major league fielding coordinator and Geoff Head is senior director of sports performance.
Huskers pay premium for Rhule to bring back program’s gloryNovember 28, 2022 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Matt Rhule said he had plenty of options after he got fired by the Carolina Panthers. He could have taken a year off from football or worked in television.
UNLV fires football coach Marcus Arroyo after 7-23 recordNovember 28, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When UNLV began this season 4-1, coach Marcus Arroyo's job security wasn't in question.
Then the Rebels lost six games in a row to seemingly fall out of bowl contention, and even a victory over their biggest rival Saturday wasn't enough to save Arroyo's job.
Deion Sanders says report of job offer from Colorado is trueNovember 28, 2022 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion Sanders said Monday that a report stating Colorado has offered him its head coaching job is true and he has also received interest from other schools.
The Jackson State coach didn’t say whether he’s considering any of the opportunities, including trying to turn around the Buffaloes’ beleaguered program.
Analysis: Aggressive coaching paid off Sunday in NFLNovember 28, 2022 GMT
With the ball in Tom Brady’s hands, Todd Bowles played it safe and lost. Doug Pederson and Brandon Staley went for broke and celebrated wins.
Aggressive coaching paid off Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 23-17 at Cleveland in overtime in a game that Brady had a chance to win in regulation with another one of his vintage drives in the final minute.
Arizona State hires Oregon OC Dillingham, 32, as head coachNovember 27, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Dillingham’s rapid rise through the coaching ranks took him from the Southwest through the South, into Florida and up to Oregon.
His successes along the way pushed him to become the youngest head coach at a Power Five program, a 32-year-old tasked with resuscitating an Arizona State program mired in mediocrity.
AP source: Arizona St on verge of hiring Dillingham as coachNovember 27, 2022 GMT
Arizona State was finalizing a deal Saturday night to make Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham the youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the 32-year-old Phoenix native was on the verge of becoming the head coach at the school he graduated from just 10 years ago.
Kiffin staying at Ole Miss; Auburn has interest in FreezeNovember 26, 2022 GMT
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin says he has informed school officials he will be staying at Ole Miss, putting an end to speculation that he was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Auburn.
Sanford, Colorado close out year on cusp of coaching changeNovember 25, 2022 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Interim coach Mike Sanford found a way to keep the struggling Colorado Buffaloes goal-oriented this week at practice: a soccer-style, penalty-kick shootout.
Georgia Tech’s Key adds vigor to rivalry with No. 1 GeorgiaNovember 23, 2022 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees a change in Georgia Tech's play and players under interim coach Brent Key.
“You can see that the kids are playing with a lot more passion and energy,” Smart said.
Wisconsin-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis announces retirementNovember 22, 2022 GMT
WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis has retired after posting a 78-13 record in seven seasons at the Division III program, school officials announced Tuesday.
Wisconsin-Whitewater was an NCAA Division III runner-up under Bullis in 2019 and lost in the semifinals in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
Houston Christian’s only head football coach resignsNovember 22, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Christian's Vic Shealy resigned Monday after a decade as the only head football coach at the FCS program that was known as Houston Baptist until a name change in September.
Shealy was the longest-tenured coach in the Southland Conference.
‘Angry’ Van Gaal looking for a joyous World Cup farewellNovember 21, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This year's World Cup wasn't part of the plan for Louis van Gaal. In fact, it was a major inconvenience.
He was retired when the Dutch soccer federation asked him last year to coach the national team for a third time.
Northern Colorado parts ways with head coach Ed McCaffreyNovember 21, 2022 GMT
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Northern Colorado announced that head coach Ed McCaffrey won't return after two seasons that saw the Bears go 6-16.
A national search begins immediately, the school said Monday.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sits out with illness vs LakersNovember 21, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sat out San Antonio's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after falling ill shortly before tipoff Sunday night.
The 73-year-old Popovich apparently felt fine during his pregame media availability and preparations, but the winningest coach in NBA history then fell ill shortly before tipoff in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
VanDerveer hits pool, transcends women’s coaching erasNovember 19, 2022 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Shuffling along in her slides and cozy Stanford Basketball parka, Tara VanDerveer offers a reminder of her one rule when it comes to swimming: If she's going to get wet, she absolutely must stay in for at least 45 minutes to make it worthwhile.
Huggins reaches another coaching milestone, WVU beats PennNovember 19, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and West Virginia used a fast start to beat Penn 92-58 Friday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win.
No. 4 TCU still more to play for at Baylor with B12 spot setNovember 17, 2022 GMT
WACO, Texas (AP) — There have been times in Sonny Dykes' coaching career when he was up all night at the start of each new week, trying to think of ways to motivate his team and keep players focused on the present.
Water polo coach convicted of sexual assault of teen playersNovember 16, 2022 GMT
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California water polo coach was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting teenage girls during underwater training sessions while he claimed to be preparing them for competition, prosecutors said.
Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson reflects on his careerNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Jimmy Johnson won two Super Bowls as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and a national championship at Miami. He’s in the Pro Football, College Football and NAB Broadcasting halls of fame.
In his view, Johnson’s biggest success has nothing to do with football.
Charlotte hires Michigan’s Poggi as head football coachNovember 15, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte 49ers have named Michigan associate head coach Francis “Biff” Poggi as their head football coach.
Poggi is set to replace Will Healy, who was fired earlier this season.
Mystics’ Eric Thibault named head coach, dad Mike remains GMNovember 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Thibault is retiring from his position as coach of the Washington Mystics.
The team announced Tuesday that Thibault will continue as general manager, and his son, Eric — who has been an assistant with the Mystics for a decade — will take over as head coach.
Rolovich sues Washington St over firing for refusing vaccineNovember 15, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has sued the university and Gov. Jay Inslee after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The lawsuit, filed last week in Whitman County Superior Court, names the university, athletic director Patrick Chun and Inslee as defendants.
Analysis: Jeff Saturday hire ripples across stunned NFLNovember 15, 2022 GMT
Sixteen years after a mic’d up Peyton Manning castigated his star center “Quit calling the (bleeping) plays!,” Jeff Saturday called all the right shots in his successful NFL head coaching debut on the Las Vegas Strip.
Charleston Southern dismisses football coach Autry DensonNovember 14, 2022 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern has dismissed football coach Autry Denson after four seasons at the Championship Subdivision school.
Buccaneers athletic director Jeff Barber announced Monday that Denson's contract would not be renewed.
Former Brazil coach Scolari confirms he’s retiringNovember 14, 2022 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led Brazil to its last World Cup title in 2002 and took Portugal to the final of the European Championship in 2004, confirmed his retirement as a club coach on Sunday.
Holloway faces Saint Peter’s 1st time since deep NCAA runNovember 11, 2022 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While Shaheen Holloway is probably to coach a lot big games at Seton Hall over the next few years, none may pull at his heart as much as the one this weekend.
Saturday will be the first time Holloway coaches against Saint Peter's, the tiny New Jersey university whom he took on a magical run in the NCAA Tournament that ended with a loss to national runner-up North Carolina in the Elite Eight.
NFL sees higher grades for gender hiring in diversity studyNovember 10, 2022 GMT
The NFL posted significant gains in hiring women for coaching, team front-office and league-headquarters positions, according to an annual diversity report.
Thursday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida assigned an overall B grade for the league, with a B-plus for racial hiring and a B for gender hiring.
Chiefs’ Reid, Jaguars’ Pederson meet Sunday for 2nd timeNovember 10, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doug Pederson will always feel indebted to Chiefs coach Andy Reid for the way his career played out.
Both the playing one and the coaching one.
It was Reid who gave Pederson, then a backup quarterback for the Packers, an opportunity to be an NFL starter with the Eagles.
Saturday answers Irsay’s call, goes back to work with ColtsNovember 10, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Colts owner Jim Irsay first contacted Jeff Saturday, he wanted answers about Indy's struggling offensive line.
Last weekend's late-night callback came with an offer Saturday couldn't refuse.
Former Syracuse athletic director Jake Crouthamel dies at 84November 9, 2022 GMT
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Jake Crouthamel, a star halfback and two-way player at Dartmouth in the late 1950s and an accomplished football coach before finding his ultimate niche as athletic director at Syracuse University has died at 84.
Patterson on Texas side trying to spoil TCU’s perfect recordNovember 9, 2022 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson could now play a key role in spoiling what has been a perfect season so far for fourth-ranked TCU.
Colts’ Saturday hiring chided on diversity, fairness groundsNovember 8, 2022 GMT
Even Jeff Saturday was shocked when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay called late Sunday night to offer him the head coaching position.
A former two-time All-Pro center who snapped the ball to Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning for 12 seasons, Saturday surely knows his X’s and O’s.
Cowboys’ McCarthy senses emotions with Green Bay return nearNovember 8, 2022 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy put off questions about his return to Green Bay as long as possible.
When the Dallas Cowboys coach finally had to talk about his old coaching home, he interrupted with an expletive as a reporter prone to queries on X's and O's went with a touchy-feely one.
New Auburn AD Cohen hits ground running in coaching searchNovember 8, 2022 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — John Cohen carries around a sheet of paper with a list 58 items long mostly comprised of qualities he wants in an Auburn football coach and things to ask them.
2 coaches fired, several others remain on hot seatNovember 8, 2022 GMT
There has already been two coaching changes halfway through the NFL season with Indianapolis firing Frank Reich this week four weeks after Carolina did the same to Matt Rhule.
Duke’s Scheyer focuses on enjoying moment in coaching debutNovember 8, 2022 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jon Scheyer didn't want to make Duke's season opener all about his first game as the successor to retired Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Instead, he wanted to make sure to enjoy a moment that has rarely come around in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Reich out, Saturday in as Colts try to fix stagnant offenseNovember 8, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich's attempt to fix the Indianapolis Colts' sputtering offense failed, so now owner Jim Irsay is turning to another trusted name — former All-Pro center Jeff Saturday.
The Colts made both announcements about an hour apart Monday, less than 24 hours after one of the worst offensive performances in team history.
Colts trying to adapt to 3rd straight week of major changeNovember 8, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts spent two weeks downplaying the changes at quarterback, on the coaching staff and the trade that sent well-liked running back Nyheim Hines out of town.