Eastern Michigan hired Drake coach Chris Creighton as its next head football coach, the school announced Wednesday.
Creighton spent six seasons at FCS School Drake University, where he had a record of 47-19, including a 6-5 record this season.
Creighton replaces Ron English, who was fired last month after an audiotape surfaced of him using inappropriate language to his players. English had an 11-46 mark in five seasons at the school.
"It is with great pride that we introduce Chris Creighton as our new head football coach," Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke said. "In Chris, Eastern Michigan will find an extraordinary leader who will be a great ambassador for our University. 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."