Ruffin McNeill always refers to his football players as his sons, but when he comes back from a trip to Jamaica this weekend, the East Carolina head coach will have taken on a different kind of son — the kind with “in-law” at the end.
While the extended family of his Pirate football team is under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors for the balance of the summer, the fourth-year ECU football coach is on his way to the Caribbean to watch his oldest daughter, Renata, tie the knot.
“It’s not too much of a vacation, but it’s my first wedding (for one of his children) so I’m a little nervous,” McNeill said of the trip, which he said will be a quick one that will have him back in his office by Monday.
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