Creehan Named Missouri Valley Football Coach


Casey Creehan is the 13th head football coach of Missouri Valley College. Creehan has spent more than 20 years coaching at various levels of collegiate and professional football, and comes to Missouri Valley after spending the 2023 season as the defensive coordinator at NCAA Division II Concord (W.V.).

Creehan has head coaching experience at two NAIA institutions. He most recently led fellow Heart of America Athletic Conference school Peru State (Neb.), from 2020-21. The COVID-impacted 2020 season featured only three games for Peru State. In 2021, Creehan led the Bobcats to a 7-4 overall record, and a 3-2 record in the Heart North Division. Prior to his time at Peru State, Creehan spent two seasons as head coach of the Lyon (Ark.) football program from 2018-19. Lyon finished with a 4-7 record in his first season, then followed in 2019 at 7-3 overall, including a 6-2 record in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The seven wins in 2019 was the most in program history for Lyon.

In addition to his years as head coach at the NAIA level, Creehan has spent more than a decade as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator with various Canadian Football League teams. He has experience as an assistant coach at the FBS and FCS levels, including time with Eastern Michigan, James Madison (Va.), Southern Illinois and Lehigh (Pa.).

Creehan replaces Paul Troth, who stepped down last month after 22 seasons. Missouri Valley finished 5-5 in 2023.