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PHOTOS: Jr. Pirate camp at ECU

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The Daily Reflector

Monday, June 24, 2019

From kicking specialists to soon-to-be Pirate signees to exuberant youngsters and women ready to take the field and play more football, first-year East Carolina coach Mike Houston is using June and July to welcome all kinds of campers to ECU football's facilities and fields.

Last week provided a special time for youngsters who attended Houston's first Jr. Pirate Camp. It included the kids, from first through eighth grade, getting to test their passing and running skills inside the Pirates' 50,000-seat Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Camp sessions were held during the early part of the week.

ECU Ladies Clinic is scheduled for July 26 from 4:30-8 p.m. The price is $75.

Houston was hired by East Carolina on Dec. 3 after a successful stint at James Madison that included JMU beating ECU in Greenville and winning the 2016 Football Championship Subdivision national championship. The Franklin native owns an 80-25 career head coaching record.

The Pirates completed another prospect camp and also the annual Beast of the East 7-on-7 passing tournament in the past few days. The passing tournament provides a prime opportunity for ECU to evaluate prospects and for the high school teams to test their offensive and defensive skill players against others for valuable summer offseason work.

Those weekend events came one week after the Pirates welcomed recruits to campus on official visits and received some verbal commitments toward the team's next recruiting class. The Pirates' recruiting and camp staff includes inside receivers/tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Fontel Mines and J.P. Gunter, who is director of player personnel and recruiting.

Basketball and baseball camps also will continue at ECU this summer.

Cliff Godwin baseball camps ramp up soon and a second youth camp session is scheduled for July 8-12. The third session is July 22-26. Those camps again will include slip-n-slide sliding sessions for kids.

Joe Dooley basketball camps also started in Minges Coliseum. More day sessions for campers ages 6 to 16, scheduled for July 22-25, are set to feature fundamental skill development along with guest speakers and 5-on-5 games.


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September 17, 2019

Quarterback Holton Ahlers and senior running back Hussein Howe are set to lead the East Carolina football offense in Saturday's game against William & Mary.

The depth chart for ECU (1-2), which lost 42-10 at Navy on Saturday, distributed before first-year coach Mike Houston's news conference…


September 17, 2019

Former East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery, who was fired by ECU last December and is offensive coordinator at Maryland, played a big role in the Terrapins' 2-0 start to the season and No. 21 national ranking.

That included scoring 142 total points during the first two weeks.



September 16, 2019

Without giving much detail on the specifics of the injury, East Carolina football coach Mike Houston said Monday that starting running back Darius Pinnix got hurt while rushing for a career-high 134 yards against Gardner-Webb during Week 2 of the season.

Pinnix traveled with the Pirates to Navy on…


September 16, 2019

A 3-0 weekend record by the East Carolina volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches and gave the Pirates a tournament title in their annual early-season home event. 

ECU won the Pirate Invitational in defeating George Washington on Friday and then Norfolk State and USC…


September 16, 2019

Week 3 of the college football season provided clarity in North Carolina.

Wake Forest, which is 3-0, has vaulted to the forefront after it cooled off UNC on Friday night. Also, the gap between Duke and East Carolina for No. 5 in the state grew as the Pirates looked overmatched in Annapolis, Md., in…

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September 16, 2019


As Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry broke free for an 18-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into Saturday’s football game against East Carolina, sportswriters and ECU and Navy staffers in the press box naturally turned to Page 3 of Navy’s game notes to digest various…

East Carolina Navy Football-2

September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy cruised to a 2-0 record in a frustrating day Saturday for East Carolina football, which lost 42-10 to the Midshipmen for ECU to drop to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the American Athletic Conference in coach Mike Houston’s first season with the Pirates.

Here are three…

East Carolina Navy Football-4

September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Add quarterback Malcolm Perry prominently to the list of Navy football players to enjoy spinning, shaking, shedding and sizzling the East Carolina football defense.

In a series that began in 2006 and has been dictated by the Midshipmen and their punishing and methodical…

East Carolina Navy Football

September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Among the improbable things for a disastrous day by the East Carolina football team Saturday was that Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry passed for more yards than Holton Ahlers.

Perry and a stingy Navy defense led the charge in the Midshipmen's 42-10 rout of the Pirates in the…

East Carolina Navy Football-3

September 14, 2019

Here are three Navy players to keep an eye on as East Carolina heads to Annapolis, Md., to face the Midshipmen in American Athletic Conference action:

Malcolm Perry

Any Navy team runs as good as its quarterback. Perry, a senior former running back, is far from a perfect passer but he remains as one…

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