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The coaching changes in Washington since Bruce Boudreau was hired


In fact, I just went through and counted 20 D.C.-area head coaches of some significance who have left or lost their jobs since Boudreau first got his.

Here’s my list of significant D.C.-area coaching changes since Boudreau was hired. There have been a few.

December 7, 2007:Paul Johnson leaves Navy to join Georgia Tech.

December 8, 2007: Ken Niumatalolo is hired by Navy.

January 8, 2008: Joe Gibbs resigns from the Redskins.

February 9, 2008: Jim Zorn is hired by the Redskins.

July 29, 2008: Tree Rollins is fired by the Mystics. Jessie Kenlaw is named interim coach.

November 6, 2008: Julie Plank is hired by the Mystics.

November 24, 2008: Eddie Jordan is fired by the Wizards. Ed Tapscott is named interim coach.

November 3, 2009: Tommy Soehn resigns from D.C. United.

December 28, 2009: Curt Onalfo is hired by D.C. United.

April 22, 2009: Flip Saunders is hired by the Wizards.

July 13, 2009: Manny Acta is fired by the Nationals. Jim Riggleman is named interim manager.

November 11, 2009: Jim Riggleman is named permanent manager by the Nationals.

January 4, 2010: Jim Zorn is fired by the Redskins.

January 6, 2010: Mike Shanahan is hired by the Redskins.

March 23, 2010: Howard fires Gil Jackson.

May 4, 2010: Kevin Nickelberry is hired by Howard.

August 4, 2010: Curt Onalfo is fired by D.C. United. Ben Olsen is named interim coach.

November 28, 2010: Ben Olsen is named permanent coach by D.C. United.

October, 2010: Julie Plank is fired by the Mystics.

November 1, 2010: Trudi Lacey is hired by the Mystics.

December 20, 2010: Ralph Friedgen is fired by the University of Maryland.

January 2, 2011:Randy Edsall his hired by the University of Maryland.

April 22, 2011: Jim Larranaga leaves George Mason to join the University of Miami.

April 25, 2011:Karl Hobbs is fired by George Washington.

April 30: Paul Hewitt is hired by George Mason.

May 5, 2011: Gary Williams announces he will retire from the University of Maryland.

May 6, 2011: Mike Lonergan is hired by George Washington.

May 9, 2011: Billy Lange resigns from Navy.

May 9, 2011: Mark Turgeon is hired at the University of Maryland.

May 23, 2011: Ed DeChellis is hired by Navy.

June 23, 2011: Jim Riggleman resigns from the Nationals.

June 24, 2011: John McLaren is named interim manager by the Nationals.

June 26, 2011: Davey Johnson is hired by the Nationals.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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