Former Big Ten head football coach Danny Hope has landed a new job in college football. The former Purdue head coach is heading to the Ohio Valley Conference.
Hope, 60, was Purdue’s head coach from 2009-12. He was out of coaching for a couple of years, before landing at South Florida for one season in 2015.
Now, he’s been hired by Eastern Kentucky.
Hope will be coaching the offensive line at EKU.
Former head coach Danny Hope is returning to @EKUFootball!
"@CoachElderEKU has the team in position to take a big step this year and I want to be a part of that. We need great support from our fan base.”
— EKU Sports (@EKUSports) February 13, 2019
Hope was Eastern Kentucky’s head coach from 2003-07. He left the school for an assistant job at Purdue, before taking over the program in 2009.
Former Eastern Kentucky University head football coach Danny Hope has returned to his alma mater as the program’s offensive line coach, current EKU Head Coach Mark Elder announced today.
“We’re very excited to have coach Hope return to EKU as our offensive line coach,” said Elder. “He brings an extraordinary amount of experience – both as a leader of men and as an offensive line coach. He will help our players continue to develop themselves as men, grow in their technique and will bring an edge of toughness to our offensive line. His experience will certainly help us on offense from the standpoint of putting together a game plan and leading a group on that side of the ball. His experience will be instrumental in helping us be successful.”