ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Mississippi Valley State has hired Rick Comegy to be its next football coach.
The school announced the hiring of the 60-year-old Comegy on Tuesday. He was fired by Jackson State in December despite a 55-35 record over eight seasons, including an 8-4 mark last season.
He wasn't unemployed for long, landing at a rival school about 100 miles away.
Comegy, who has a career record of 164-86 over 22 seasons at Tuskegee, Cheyney, Central State and Jackson State, will try to turn around a Mississippi Valley State program that has historically struggled. The Delta Devils have the Southwestern Athletic Conference's smallest athletic budget.
Comegy replaces Karl Morgan, who was fired after a 2-9 season. Terms of Comegy's contract were not immediately released.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- NCAA considering football early signing period
- FSU's Fisher: 'We're not defending anything'
- Sources: No penalty for reversed targeting call
- Missouri rewards Pinkel with bump to $3.1M
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- NCAAF Home
- CFB Nation
- Awards Tracker
- BCS Standings
- Bowl Projections
- Pick Center
- Power Rankings
- Revenue and Expenses
- Weekly Leaders
- FCS Insider