January 4, 2008

Press Conference Scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m.

Jan. 4, 2008

Eastern Washington University's new head football coach will be introduced at a press conference today (Jan. 4) at 2 p.m. at the Reese Room in the Special Events Pavilion on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash. The new head coach will be the 20th in school history and will direct the school in its 100th season of football in 2008.

The press conference is expected to be broadcast live on the internet via the Eagle Gameplan link at http://WWW.GOEAGS.COM. A transcript of the press conference and photos will also be available at that site later Friday.

The search began on Dec. 11 when Paul Wulff was introduced as the new head coach at Washington State University after spending the last eight years in that capacity at EWU.

The new head coach takes over an Eastern football program that has advanced to the FCS Playoffs three out of the last four seasons. Eastern was 9-4 this past season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs behind an offense that included sophomore starter Matt Nichols at quarterback and three sophomore starters at wide receiver.

As many as 30 players with starting experience are expected to return for the 2008 season, including a total of 285 starts returning. That would represent the most starts the Eagles have had back since at least the 2001 season.

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