Charleston, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Houston hopes there will be no
problems as he tries to achieve the type of success at The Citadel that he
enjoyed at Lenoir-Rhyne.
The Citadel named Houston as its new football coach on Thursday, taking over
the FCS military school program that has had only three .500-or-better seasons
in the last 16 years.
Houston, 42, replaces Kevin Higgins, who resigned after nine seasons to become
the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach at Wake Forest. The Bulldogs
were 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the Southern Conference this past season.
Houston recently led Lenoir-Rhyne, located in Hickory, N.C., to a 13-2 record
and the NCAA Division II national championship game, where the Bears lost to
Northwest Missouri State. He was 29-8 in three seasons guiding the Bears.
The 1994 graduate of Mars Hills College spent four seasons as Lenoir-Rhyne's
defensive coordinator and secondary coach before becoming the head coach. He
was the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Brevard College in
2006 after previously coaching on the North Carolina high school level.
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