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Almost a month after the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus, Minnesota’s Jamie Trachsel was hired as the newest head coach at Ole Miss.
Since the hiring of Trachsel on April 24, various head coaching vacancies have been filled, and they span nine different conferences: SEC, Big Ten (2), Pac-12, MAAC, Summit League, C-USA, Ohio Valley, MEAC and Big South.
Following the exit of Trachsel, Minnesota hired from within, tabbing Piper Ritter as its new head coach.
Next, the coaching carousel stopped in California as legendary Cal head coach Diane Ninemire stepped down midseason due to health reasons.
The Bears hired alum and Texas assistant coach Chelsea Spencer. Sources confirmed Stacey Nuevman (SDSU) and Sam Marder (Texas Tech) were considered for the position.
Here are all the D1 coaching changes for 2020:
|Ball State||Megan Ciolli Bartlett||Lacy Wood|
|Belmont||Megan Rhodes Smith||Laura Matthews|
|Bucknell||Joey Lye||Sarah Caffrey|
|California||Diane Ninemire||Chelsea Spencer|
|Florida A&M||Veronica Wiggins||Constance Orr|
|Longwood||Kathy Riley||Dr. Megan Brown|
|Louisiana Tech||Maria Winn|
|Miami (Ohio)||Clarisa Crowell||Kirin Kumar|
|Minnesota||Jaime Trachsel||Piper Ritter|
|Ole Miss||Mike Smith||Jaime Trachsel|
|Penn State||Amanda Lehotak||Clarisa Crowell|
|San Diego||Jessica Pistole||MJ Knighten|
|San Jose State||Peter Turner||Tammy Lohmann|
|Siena||Bill Lajeunesse||Casey Bump|
|UAB||Jimmy Kolaitis||Joe Guthrie|
|Western Illinois||Holly Van Vlymen||Alisa Goler|