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EMU Football Coach Ron English Fired

Eastern Michigan University Athletics

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

"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.

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