East Carolina University officials announced Thursday that head football coach Scottie Montgomery has been fired, coming off of a 9-26 record over the past three seasons. This news comes only two days before the Pirates face North Carolina State University in Raleigh in the season finale.
Chancellor Cecil Staton said in a statement, “as much as we would have liked the outcome to be different, the progress of a program is ultimately measured by its competitiveness, win total and championships. It is our decision to move in a different direction with new leadership. He cared deeply for his players, was an outstanding mentor and always focused on the word ‘student’ in student-athlete. We wish him all the best.”
Officials said that defensive coordinator David Blackwell will lead the 3-8 team for the game and during the upcoming recruiting period.
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