Joel Taylor Hired as West Georgia Head Coach

West Georgia is moving up from NCAA Division 2 to the FCS in 2024 and they will have a new coach with previous FCS experience. The Wolves hired Mercer defensive coordinator Joel Taylor to lead the program on Saturday. Taylor has been the defensive coordinator for Mercer since 2020 when he joined the Bears from … Read more

Columbia Hires Jon Poppe as Head Coach

Another FCS school has chosen to go to the Division 3 ranks for its next head coach. First, it was Northwestern State hiring Belhaven’s Blaine McCorkle and this time it’s Columbia who has hired Jon Poppe from Union College. Poppe spent only one season as head coach for Union College in Schenectady, New York where … Read more

Tim Plough Returns to UC Davis as Head Coach

UC Davis has found its next head coach with former player Tim Plough hired to take over the vacancy left by Dan Hawkins. Plough was a quarterback at UCD from 2003 through 2007 where he finished with 1,466 yards passing and 12 touchdowns for his career. Plough would spend the 2008 through 2012 seasons on … Read more

Marist Head Coach Jim Parady Retires

Marist head coach Jim Parady announced his retirement after 32 years in charge of the Red Foxes. Parady led Marist to an overall record of 155-171-1 with a conference record of 116-86-1. Parady joined Marist in 1991 as the offensive coordinator and became head coach a year later. His first season in 1992 was in … Read more

Hue Jackson Out at Grambling State; Dan Hawkins Resigns From UC Davis

Grambling State and Hue Jackson have decided to part ways while Dan Hawkins will step down from his head coaching duties at UC Davis. The duo are the latest coaching changes at the FCS level this year. Jackson spent two seasons with the Tigers but did not achieve a winning record in either one. Jackson’s … Read more

Blaine McCorkle Hired as Northwestern State’s Next Coach

Northwestern State has dipped into Division 3 for its next head coach. The Demons hired Blaine McCorkle from Belhaven after his six years in charge. McCorkle’s time at Belhaven was some of the school’s best seasons. The Blazers – located in Jackson, Mississippi – started football in 1998 when they were in the NAIA. In … Read more

Robert Morris Football Returning to Northeast Conference

Robert Morris is rejoining the Northeast Conference as a football-only member effective with the 2024 season. The return of the Colonials will help the NEC offset the recent departures of full-time members Sacred Heart and Merrimack. Robert Morris was a member of the NEC from 1996 through 2019 but left to join the Horizon League … Read more

East Tennessee State Hires Tre Lamb

A little over a week after letting go of George Quarles, East Tennessee State has its new head coach. Tre Lamb will leave his head coaching position at Gardner-Webb to take over the Buccaneers despite interest from his alma mater Tennessee Tech and future FCS program West Georgia. Lamb graduated from Tennessee Tech in 2012 … Read more

Delaware Flying Into FBS and Conference USA

The University of Delaware is set to become the most recent FCS team to leave for the FBS. The Fightin’ Blue Hens will leave the Coastal Athletic Association and join Conference USA beginning with the 2025-26 academic year, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN. Delaware will be considered an FCS independent team for the 2024 … Read more

Columbia Won’t Retain Fabish; Eastern Washington Keeps Best

There are two pieces of FCS coaching news to report involving Columbia and Eastern Washington. Mark Fabish will not return as head coach for Columbia. Fabish served on an interim basis for the 2023 season after the retirement of Al Bagnoli in August. The Lions went 3-7 overall and 1-6 in the Ivy League, capping … Read more