Current discussion is split between the "news" and "moves" threads, so I thought it might be a good idea to make a dedicated thread to NWSL's coaching switches, especially since the "carousel" has been discussed in the past before. It's not that surprising for pro coaches to have relatively short tenures, but one thing that stuck out in NWSL was the fact that there have been a lot of lateral coaching moves within the league - Parsons from WAS to POR, Vlatko from KC to SEA, Gabarra from NJY to WAS, Harvey from SEA to UTA back to SEA, Coombe from NJY to LA - not to mention the number of assistants that got picked up by other teams (Reddy and Parkinson, just to name two). It's led in the past to criticisms of the lack of new blood in the coaching ranks, at least at the pro levels. We've had no previous players WUSA/WPS/NWSL players join the coaching ranks save a short 2013 season in POR with Parlow-Cone (and several have been assistants), and only once before (HOU w/ Waldrum) has an NCAA coach made the jump (though Burleigh could become full-time and become the second). This summer is, of course, rather notable for how many teams have (announced a) switch of coaches. As of right now, there are only 4 teams on track to have the same coach at the start of next season that they started this season with: -KC / Williams -CHI / Dames -HOU / Clackson -NC / Riley ...and I've heard to WoSoJourno discussion about whether Williams get the benefit of the doubt to stay on. The changes so far are: -SEA / Benstiti resigned -> Harvey -POR / Parson leaving (NED) -> TBD -NJY / Coombe leaving (LA) -> Parkinson -ORL / Skinner leaving (MNU) -> TBD -LOU / Holly fired -> TBD -WAS / Burke fired -> TBD I certainly hope that a lot of those TBDs can be filled with ex-players that have been assistant coaches before, or at least with women and/or Americans (as there's been commentary before on how many coaches in the league have been men and/or from the UK).