EIU's Adam Cushing Stepping Down As Football Coach


Published on January 12 2022 12:52 pm
Last Updated on January 12 2022 12:52 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON -- The Eastern Illinois University football program will have a new leader for the 2022 season.

EIU Atheltic Director Tom Michael announced that head coach Adam Cushing has stepped down as the Panthers head coach to pursue other professional opportunities. Cushing was the 25th head coach in EIU history coaching 16 All-OVC performers in his three seasons.

"We have a solid foundation of young men in our program who have been doing the right things on and off the field," said Michael. "The EIU football program has a long, rich tradition and we will bring in a coach that can continue to build upon that success with this group of young men we currently have in the program."

EIU will conduct a national search with the next recruiting period set to open and spring practice set for late March. The 2022 season opener for the Panthers will be Sept. 3 at Northern Illinois. The home opener for the next head coach will be Sept. 10 against Chattanooga.