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ECU golf coach leaves for South Carolina

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Coach Kevin Williams, left, is pictured with Kathryn Carson on April 30, 2018.

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ECU, Staff reports

Monday, May 20, 2019

East Carolina needs a new women’s golf coach, which is an unfamiliar position for the Pirates.

Kevin Williams, who started the ECU program in the fall of 2000, officially resigned Monday to join Kalen Anderson’s staff at South Carolina as an assistant coach.

During his two-tenure, 17-season stint as the Pirates’ leader, Williams guided the team to 12 overall NCAA at-large bids, including 10 regional appearances since 2008. He earned two conference coach of the year awards.

“ECU is a special, special place to me,” Williams said in a statement. “I am a Pirate and will always be one. The success of our program over the years goes directly to the young ladies who wore the purple and golf every time they stepped on the links. I’m so proud of all that we accomplished and the honor and opportunity to serve my alma mater as its coach twice.”

ECU earned its best-ever NCAA regional finish on May 8, taking eighth place at the Auburn Regional as the No. 14 seed.

“I would like to thank Kevin Williams for his loyalty, leadership, hard work and dedication to our women’s golf program during his time as head coach,” Pirate athletics director Jon Gilbert said. “He leaves behind a program that is poised for continued success, and I am confident we will find the right leader to move this program forward.”

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