ADA, Oklahoma (KTEN) - It felt like it was only a matter of time before Kris McCullough moved up in the college football coaching ranks. McCullough made history this year as the youngest head coach in all of college football, just 26-years old when he was named interim head coach of East Central University.

He is viewed as a rising star in the coaching world and it is not hard to see why. East Central went 9-3 in McCullough's lone year at the helm with wins over rival Southeastern and Texas A&M-Kingsville in the Fun Town RV Heritage Bowl.

He will now leave Ada to take the head coaching position at University of Texas Permian Basin.