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Mike Houston picks up emotional first win

Mike Houston was announced as the 22nd head football coach of East Carolina University on Dec. 4, 2018. His first season at ECU marks his ninth year as a collegiate head coach after three successful seasons at James Madison University.

As the Dukes’ head coach, Houston led JMU to the 2016 FCS Championship and racked up back-to-back 14-1 campaigns. Overall, he posted a 37-6 ledger while at James Madison, solidifying his 80-25 all-time record at the helm of college football programs.

With a National Championship title under his belt, Houston did something on Saturday he has never done before, coach without his father watching.