Hamilton headed to Elon

from staff reports

   Elon College has scheduled a news conference today at 11 a.m. to name ETSU coach Paul Hamilton as its new football coach, according to the Burlington Times-News.
   Hamilton has reportedly been the main candidate for Elon's head coaching position since Phoenix coach Al Seavgraves was relieved of his coaching responsibilities and assigned to other administrative duties after the team's final game of the 2003 season.
   The 45-year old Hamilton recorded a record of 5-7 his final season as ETSU head coach including a 16-13 win in the program's final game.
   A 1981 graduate of Appalachian State University, Hamilton was an offensive coordinator at Air Force, prior to returning to ETSU, where he served as an assistant to Mike Ayers in the mid-'80s.
   His 2001 Buccaneer team scored arguably the biggest home win in school history when they knocked off No. 1 ranked Georgia Southern. A loss in his final season as ETSU coach came at the hands of Elon on Sept. 20.
   Hamilton was the 16th head coach in the history of the ETSU football program before the university decided to discontinue its future due to budget cuts in the athletic department.