Ed Emory, right, is shown coaching during a game during the 1983 season. (The Daily Reflector)
Former ECU coach Emory dies
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Ed Emory, who coached East Carolina football for five seasons, died on Friday following an extended illness, the university confirmed.
ECU declined to release further information about Emory’s death until funeral arrangements are made, a university official said.
Emory oversaw Pirate football from 1980 through ’84, compiling a record of 26-29 in that span.
After taking the reins from Pat Dye following the 1979 campaign, Emory’s Pirates finished 4-7 in his first season at the helm, including victories over Duke, Richmond, Western Carolina and William & Mary.
The following season saw ECU notch five wins against Western, Toledo, Richmond, Southwest Louisiana and East Tennessee State.
The following two seasons, ’82 and ’83, were the most memorable of the Emory era.
The Pirates finished 7-4 in ’82 and reeled off three straight road wins to finish out the season — at Texas-Arlington, William & Mary and Temple.
The defining season under Emory was ’83, when the Pirates captured an 8-3 finish that included triumphs over N.C. State, Murray State, Missouri, Southwest Louisiana, Temple, East Tennessee State, William & Mary and Southern Miss.
Emory, a former three-time letterwinner as an ECU player, was inducted into the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.
EAST CAROLINA FOOTBALL
via The Daily Reflector.