MAC Football Coaching Changes, Notes


Ball State

  • (11/30/19) Co-defensive coordinator/CB coach David Elson and Ball State “parted ways” per Pat Forde of Yahoo!. 
  • (12/17/19) Co-defensive coordinator/ILB coach Tyler Stockton promoted to full-time defensive coordinator.
  • (1/4/20) Offensive coordinator and QB coach Joey Lynch hired by Colorado State in the same capacity.
  • (1/13/20) Josh Zidenberg hired by Ball State to be new DB coach/passing game coordinator. Zidenberg was previously S coach/special teams coordinator at William & Mary (FCS).
  • (1/16/20) RB coach Kevin Lynch promoted to offensive coordinator. 

Bowling Green

  • (12/12/19) TE coach Louie Addazio joined his father, Steve, who took over as head coach at Colorado State.
  • (1/10/20) BG announced Greg Nosal as new RB coach from East Carolina (and other P5 stops, previously). Chris Hedden moves from RB to TE coach.


  • (12/23/19) TE coach Alan Hensell took a head coaching position at Franklin College in Indiana (D3).

Central Michigan

Eastern Michigan

  • (1/6/20) Offensive coordinator Aaron Keen officially hired as WashU’s (St. Louis, Mo., D3) new head coach.
  • (1/15/20) TE coach Rob Reeves no longer on the EMU staff.

Kent State

  • (1/3/20) The Athletic was told that RB coach Macky MacPherson “will not return.”


Northern Illinois


  • (1/2/20) Head coach Frank Solich received a two-year extension (exp. 2021). 


  • (12/1/19) Defensive coordinator Brian George & LB coach Mike Ward let go by Jason Candle. 
  • (12/5/19) Offensive coordinator Brian Wright was hired to be the head coach for Pittsburg State (D2). 
  • (1/5/20) Robert Weiner joins Toledo as QB coach. Weiner has coached at Plant High School (Fla.) since 2004, coached Aaron Murray and Phillip Ely. 
  • (1/13/20) Toledo hired away Mount Union Vince Kehres to a currently undefined role. Kehres “will either be linebackers coach/assistant head coach or defensive coordinator,” The Toledo Blade reported. Kehres was 95-6 in seven years as the Raiders’ head coach. 

Western Michigan

  • (1/11/20) WR coach Keith Gaither re-joined Army in the same capacity.
  • (1/16/20) WMU alum Greg Harbaugh Jr. is expected to be WMU’s new WR coach say The Athletic. The report also includes that the paperwork hasn’t been finalized, but the agreement is there. Harbaugh’s a WMU grad who was a GA there from 2015-2016, then a quality control assistant at Minnesota all under P.J. Fleck, 

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