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E. Michigan hires Creighton as football coach

Ypsilanti, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Michigan named former Drake head coach Chris Creighton as the school's new football coach on Wednesday.

Creighton had spent the past six seasons at Drake, where he compiled the highest winning percentage in school history (.667).

"In Chris, Eastern Michigan will find an extraordinary leader who will be a great ambassador for our university," said Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke. "During the search process, Chris' focus on positively impacting the lives of our student-athletes and building a championship program was most impressive.

"As a proven winner and head coach, Chris' experience with creating and sustaining success will inspire our student-athletes to elevate our football program to a championship level."

During his 17-year head coaching career, the 44-year-old Creighton has accumulated eight conference titles and an all-time record of 139-46.

"It is both a huge opportunity and responsibility and I am fired up about it," Creighton said of landing the job. "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."

Former EMU coach Ron English was fired in early November with the Eagles in the midst of a 1-8 season. English was 11-46 in four-plus seasons after being hired in December 2008.

12/11 22:23:30 ET

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