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Eastern Michigan hires Chris Creighton

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Eastern Michigan has its new coach.

The school announced the hiring of Chris Creighton on Wednesday night. Creighton comes to Eastern Michigan from Drake University, where he spent the last six seasons.

"I want to sincerely thank Heather Lyke, President Martin and the Board of Regents for entrusting me with the leadership of the Eastern Michigan University football program," said Creighton in an official release. "It is both a huge opportunity and responsibility and I am fired up about it. My vision is to make playing football at Eastern Michigan one of the most incredible experiences of our players lives. I cannot wait to meet the team and start a new journey with them."

Creighton is only 44 years old, but he's been coaching at the lower levels since 1991, a year after he graduated from Kenyon. In his 17 seasons as a head coach at Ottawa, Wabash and Drake Creighton has compiled a record of 139-46.

Eastern Michigan is obviously hoping Creighton can bring his winning ways to Ypsilanti, as the Eagles haven't had a winning season since 1990.

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