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Jake Kirkendall, who has spent the last four seasons providing logistical and collaborative leadership in the Southeastern Conference and owns nearly 15 years of experience at the FBS level, has been named director of football operations at East Carolina University
Jake Kirkendall, who has spent the last four seasons providing logistical and collaborative leadership in the Southeastern Conference and owns nearly 15 years of experience at the FBS level, has been named director of football operations at East Carolina University
 
Contests against seven bowl qualifiers, a home matchup against Southeastern Conference member South Carolina and a season-opening Thursday night neutral site clash against Appalachian State are featured on East Carolina's complete 2021 football schedule
Contests against seven bowl qualifiers, a home matchup against Southeastern Conference member South Carolina and a season-opening Thursday night neutral site clash against Appalachian State are featured on East Carolina's complete 2021 football schedule
 
Chris Foster has been named running backs coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Monday.
Chris Foster has been named running backs coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Monday.
 
Tim Daoust (DOWST) has been named defensive ends and outside linebackers coach in addition to special teams coordinator at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Monday.
Tim Daoust (DOWST) has been named defensive ends and outside linebackers coach in addition to special teams coordinator at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Monday.
 
East Carolina running back Rahjai Harris has been named the American Athletic Conference Rookie-of-the-Year and a first-team all-conference selection the league office announced Tuesday.
East Carolina running back Rahjai Harris has been named the American Athletic Conference Rookie-of-the-Year and a first-team all-conference selection the league office announced Tuesday.
 
Under third-year head coach Mike Houston, East Carolina will look to bolster its roster when the 2021 signing class is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Under third-year head coach Mike Houston, East Carolina will look to bolster its roster when the 2021 signing class is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
 
East Carolina senior kicker Jake Verity, the program's all-time career leader in points (352), announced Monday that he intends to enter the 2021 National Football League Draft and forego remaining collegiate eligibility.
East Carolina senior kicker Jake Verity, the program's all-time career leader in points (352), announced Monday that he intends to enter the 2021 National Football League Draft and forego remaining collegiate eligibility.
 
Second-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday wrapping up the 2020 season.
Second-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday wrapping up the 2020 season.
 
The Charlotte Providence High School product will graduate from ECU with a bachelor's degree in communications via virtual commencement exercises Friday.
The Charlotte Providence High School product will graduate from ECU with a bachelor's degree in communications via virtual commencement exercises Friday.
 
East Carolina University and the entire Pirate Athletics community mourns the loss of Pat Dye, who passed away Monday at the age of 80.
East Carolina University and the entire Pirate Athletics community mourns the loss of Pat Dye, who passed away Monday at the age of 80.
 
Former East Carolina defensive tackle Alex Turner, a three-year starter and team captain, has earned membership into the 2020 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society according to a release from the NFF & College Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Former East Carolina defensive tackle Alex Turner, a three-year starter and team captain, has earned membership into the 2020 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society according to a release from the NFF & College Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
 
Rivalry games, packed stadiums, retro uniforms, bone-jarring hits, unforgettable touchdowns and last-second celebrations aren't solely reserved for the fall anymore.
Rivalry games, packed stadiums, retro uniforms, bone-jarring hits, unforgettable touchdowns and last-second celebrations aren't solely reserved for the fall anymore.
 
Steve Ellis has been named cornerbacks coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston.
Steve Ellis has been named cornerbacks coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston.
 
East Carolina's season opener against Marshall, previously set for Sept. 5, has been rescheduled for Aug. 29 in a collaborative effort by both institutions to offer a distinctive opportunity to recognize the 50th anniversary of a tragedy that has tied the two communities together ever since.
East Carolina's season opener against Marshall, previously set for Sept. 5, has been rescheduled for Aug. 29 in a collaborative effort by both institutions to offer a distinctive opportunity to recognize the 50th anniversary of a tragedy that has tied the two communities together ever since.
 
Games against eight bowl qualifiers and three prime-time non-Saturday contests highlight a balanced East Carolina 2020 football schedule released Tuesday by the American Athletic Conference.
Games against eight bowl qualifiers and three prime-time non-Saturday contests highlight a balanced East Carolina 2020 football schedule released Tuesday by the American Athletic Conference.
 
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced the addition of defensive back Robert Kennedy to the Pirates' 2020 signing class after the junior college student-athlete formally submitted his national letter-of-intent late Wednesday.
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced the addition of defensive back Robert Kennedy to the Pirates' 2020 signing class after the junior college student-athlete formally submitted his national letter-of-intent late Wednesday.
 
Tripp Weaver, who helped East Carolina to a conference title and four bowl appearances as a defensive staff assistant before following with six seasons of full-time collegiate coaching experience, has been named the Pirates' safeties coach
Tripp Weaver, who helped East Carolina to a conference title and four bowl appearances as a defensive staff assistant before following with six seasons of full-time collegiate coaching experience, has been named the Pirates' safeties coach
 
Blake Harrell, whose record-breaking run-stopping units helped lead two different programs to postseason appearances in three of the last five seasons, has been named defensive coordinator at East Carolina according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Wednesday.
Blake Harrell, whose record-breaking run-stopping units helped lead two different programs to postseason appearances in three of the last five seasons, has been named defensive coordinator at East Carolina according to an announcement from head football coach Mike Houston on Wednesday.
 
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that the contract of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Trott will not be renewed.
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that the contract of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Trott will not be renewed.
 
East Carolina wide receiver C.J. Johnson has been named to the 2019 Football Writers Association of America-Shaun Alexander Freshman All-America Team presented by Stand Together according to an announcement by the organization Monday.
East Carolina wide receiver C.J. Johnson has been named to the 2019 Football Writers Association of America-Shaun Alexander Freshman All-America Team presented by Stand Together according to an announcement by the organization Monday.
 
Jeff Hanson, whose successful collegiate coaching career spanned over four decades and included multiple national championships, announced his retirement as the Pirates' defensive line coach Wednesday according to East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston.
Jeff Hanson, whose successful collegiate coaching career spanned over four decades and included multiple national championships, announced his retirement as the Pirates' defensive line coach Wednesday according to East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston.
 
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Wednesday that 25 student-athletes have signed a national letter-of-intent with the Pirates.
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Wednesday that 25 student-athletes have signed a national letter-of-intent with the Pirates.
 
Under second-year head coach Mike Houston, ECU will look to bolster its roster when the 2020 signing class is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Under second-year head coach Mike Houston, ECU will look to bolster its roster when the 2020 signing class is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
 
The East Carolina Department of Athletics has announced that season ticket orders for the 2020 football campaign will officially go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18 starting at 9 a.m.
The East Carolina Department of Athletics has announced that season ticket orders for the 2020 football campaign will officially go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18 starting at 9 a.m.
 
The quartet's selection are the most by the Pirates in one season since they had six honorees in 2015.
The quartet's selection are the most by the Pirates in one season since they had six honorees in 2015.
 
Senior Day hardly unfolded how Brandon Pena and 15 of his East Carolina teammates playing their final game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expected.
Senior Day hardly unfolded how Brandon Pena and 15 of his East Carolina teammates playing their final game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expected.
 
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's season finale against Tulsa.
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's season finale against Tulsa.
 
East Carolina had to scrap and claw, endure and survive, but every ounce of effort produced a critical victory Saturday afternoon in Mike Houston's first year as head coach.
East Carolina had to scrap and claw, endure and survive, but every ounce of effort produced a critical victory Saturday afternoon in Mike Houston's first year as head coach.
 
East Carolina will close out its 2019 regular season road schedule when it travels to Connecticut on Saturday for a 12 noon (ET) American Athletic Conference matchup against the Huskies at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.
East Carolina will close out its 2019 regular season road schedule when it travels to Connecticut on Saturday for a 12 noon (ET) American Athletic Conference matchup against the Huskies at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.
 
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's road game at Connecticut.
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's road game at Connecticut.
 
American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the two-year football scheduling model for conference games that will be in place for the 2020 and 2021 football seasons.
American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the two-year football scheduling model for conference games that will be in place for the 2020 and 2021 football seasons.
 
East Carolina senior defensive tackle Alex Turner has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First-Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for the third consecutive year the organization announced Thursday.
East Carolina senior defensive tackle Alex Turner has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First-Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for the third consecutive year the organization announced Thursday.
 
East Carolina redshirt freshman inside receiver Tyler Snead has been named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Week according to an announcement by the league office Monday morning.
East Carolina redshirt freshman inside receiver Tyler Snead has been named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Week according to an announcement by the league office Monday morning.
 
For the second-straight week, East Carolina's resurgent offense put up mind-boggling numbers and scored almost at will.
For the second-straight week, East Carolina's resurgent offense put up mind-boggling numbers and scored almost at will.
 
East Carolina junior Jake Verity has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2019 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl.
East Carolina junior Jake Verity has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2019 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl.
 
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's road game against SMU.
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's road game against SMU.
 
East Carolina will open a two-game road swing with its longest trip of the season, traveling to Dallas to face American Athletic Conference West Division contender No. 23 SMU Saturday.
East Carolina will open a two-game road swing with its longest trip of the season, traveling to Dallas to face American Athletic Conference West Division contender No. 23 SMU Saturday.
 
First-year head coach Mike Houston's message to his East Carolina team as it prepared to host nationally ranked Cincinnati on Saturday night kept driving the point "Take your shot."
First-year head coach Mike Houston's message to his East Carolina team as it prepared to host nationally ranked Cincinnati on Saturday night kept driving the point "Take your shot."
 
It's Military Appreciation Day as East Carolina will begin the month of November by welcoming current American Athletic Conference East Division leader No. 17 Cincinnati to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday.
It's Military Appreciation Day as East Carolina will begin the month of November by welcoming current American Athletic Conference East Division leader No. 17 Cincinnati to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday.
 
ECU Athletics is again proud to partner with Harris Teeter to provide a Thanksgiving meal to deserving families this holiday season.
ECU Athletics is again proud to partner with Harris Teeter to provide a Thanksgiving meal to deserving families this holiday season.
 
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's home game against Cincinnati.
First-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston addressed members of the media Tuesday prior to Saturday's home game against Cincinnati.
 
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