EMU Football Coach Ron English Fired

Nov 8, 2013

Eastern Michigan University has relieved head football coach Ron English of his duties. 

Former Eagles head coach, Ron English
Credit Eastern Michigan University Athletics

"At this time, I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary", EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke said in a statement.

English's record in 57 games at the helm of the Eagles football program was 11-46.  The team is 1-8 this season.

Lyke also announced that Stan Parrish will serve as interim head coach. In 13 years as a collegiate head coach, Parrish is noted for a 63-60-3 career coaching record in stints at Wabash (1978-82), Marshall (1984-85), Kansas State (1986-88) and Ball State (2008-10).

Parrish has been EMU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.  He also served as head coach of the Ball State University football team from 2008-2010. 

He was an assistant coach for the 1997 National Championship team at the University of Michigan, and and assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won Super Bowl XXXVII.

A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

For full details visit EMUeagles.com