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AP source: Eastern Michigan hires Ron English

Updated: December 21, 2008, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Eastern Michigan has hired Ron English, making him the fifth black head football coach in major college football, a person familiar with the contract agreement told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school hasn't announced its decision.

Eastern Michigan scheduled a news conference for Monday.

The other black coaches among the 119 teams in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision are Buffalo's Turner Gill, Miami's ...

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