E Michigan hires Syracuse assistant Rob Murphy

Eastern Michigan has landed a new basketball coach.

The Eagles hired Rob Murphy on Thursday to replace Charles

Ramsey. He has signed a five-year contract worth $210,000 annually

plus a $15,000 radio stipend and will have incentives for wins,

Mid-American Conference performance, postseason play and

attendance.

The 38-year-old Murphy was an assistant at Syracuse the past

seven years. The Detroit native was a high school coach in his

hometown for six years, leading two teams win state titles, and an

assistant at Kent State for two years. He graduated from Detroit

Mumford and Central State University in Ohio.

Ramsey was fired two weeks ago with a 68-118 record over six

seasons.