Eastern Illinois hires Adam Cushing as head football coach

CHARLESTON -- Northwestern assistant Adam Cushing has been hired as the new head football coach at Eastern Illinois.

Cushing spent the past 15 years on the Northwestern staff, including 13 under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. He's currently the offensive line coach, but has also spent time as the recruiting coordinator, tight ends, and superbacks coach.

Cushing played at University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2002.

An introductory press conference will take place Monday afternoon.