BREAKING: Dean Hood, EKU head football coach, relieved of duties

Dean Hood

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky University has announced that Dean Hood has been relieved of duties as head football coach of the Colonels.

According to a release from, Director of Athletics, Steve Lochmueller, made the announcement, saying “I want to thank Dean for his service to Eastern Kentucky University,” adding, “These decisions are never taken lightly.  After a careful review of our football program, I feel a change in leadership is necessary.”

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Hood was head coach at EKU for 8 years, compiling a 55-38 record.

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