EIU's new coaching staff is ramping up the energy this season

EIU head coach Adam Cushing looks on during a Panthers practice.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) -- After a disappointing 3-8 season in 2018, Eastern Illinois made a coaching change.

Adam Cushing was named the new head coach after spending 15 years with Northwestern.

With him, Cushing brought some of the Wildcats staff as well as lots of energy that the EIU players feel every day.