Following the regular season, throughout bowl season and seemingly up until signing day, many college football programs undergo a series of coaching changes. From the top teams in college football to the bottom and from head coaches to the administrative assistants, change is inevitable.
While there was no changing of the guard in the Georgia Southern staff, teams across the Sun Belt underwent changes from the top down.
Here are all of the changes to staffs across the conference from the end of the 2018 season to now:
Dec. 3: Head coach Scott Satterfield accepts head coaching job at Louisville
Dec. 5: Co-offensive coordinator Frank Ponce and defensive coordinator Bryan Brown to join Satterfield’s staff at Louisville
Dec. 13: North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz to be named head coach at ASU
Dec. 19: Appalachian State co-defensive coordinator Dale Jones also joining Louisville staff
Dec. 20: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Shawn Clark and outside linebackers coach D.J. Smith have been retained at ASU
Dec. 26: Louisiana Tech special teams coordinator Erik Link has joined the ASU staff in the same role
Dec. 27: NC State co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Ted Roof joins the ASU staff as defensive coordinator
Jan. 3: Former Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Junior Adams joins the ASU staff as wide receivers coach
Jan. 11: Former Kansas senior analyst Buddy Wyatt joins the staff as defensive line coach
Jan. 9: Head Coach Blake Anderson has added former North Carolina quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Anderson also added Missouri State co-offensive coordinator Sean Coughlin as offensive line coach and run game coordinator and Houston analyst Malcolm Kelly as outside receivers coach
Jan. 15: Running backs coach Norval McKenzie has joined the Louisville staff in the same position and cornerbacks coach Trooper Taylor to join Duke’s staff to work with wide receivers, per The Athletic
Jan. 16: Former UMass co-defensive coordinator David Duggan named defensive coordinator. Quality control assistant Brandon Joiner promoted to defensive ends coach
Jan. 18: Head coach Joe Moglia steps down and offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell will take over as head coach
Jan. 10: Shiel Wood, former Georgia Tech safeties coach, will join as a linebackers coach
November 18: Head Coach Everett Withers fired
Nov. 28: West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital named head coach
Nov. 29: Wide receivers coach Ron Antoine is the only Bobcats coach retained
Dec. 3: Former Texas Tech co-defensive coordinator Zac Spavital, Jake’s brother joins the TSU staff as defensive coordinator
Dec. 5: Oklahoma State analyst Bob Stitt named offensive coordinator
Jan. 13: Tevin Mims, formerly a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, joins staff as outside linebackers coach
Jan. 16: Former Texas Tech safeties coach Brett Dewhurst named defensive backs coach
Jan. 4: Head coach Neal Brown named head coach at West Virginia
Jan. 9: Troy defensive coordinator Vic Koenning follows Brown to WVU
Jan. 10: Kansas offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey to be the next head coach at Troy
Jan. 14: BYU offensive line coach Ryan Pugh named offensive coordinator, and outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Brandon Hall promoted to defensive coordinator
Jan. 16: Brian Blackmon has been moved from tight ends coach to special teams coordinator.
This article will be updated as soon as another coach is hired at any Sun Belt school.
McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Daily Managing Editor, [email protected]