Assistant coaches, graduate assistants, administrative assistants, prospective walk-on players and even some coaches’ wives buzzed back and forth past the open doorway to Cary Godette’s office just after lunch on Thursday.
The bustle outside his office, however, was nothing in comparison to what was happening inside Godette’s work space. The Bluetooth earpiece connected to the side of his head appeared to have taken on the same semi-permanence that a wristwatch or a wedding band does over time. As he settled into his chair, East Carolina’s director of football administration was only minutes away from his next distraction.
“I need to take this one right here,” Godette said after peering down at his ringing cell phone. On the other end were questions about rent at a player’s apartment complex, and that ordeal was just one small glimpse of the everyday life of Godette, now in his third stint at ECU but the first one in which he’s neither a player nor a coach.
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