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East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina Pirates.jpg
School Name: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Arena: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Capacity: 8,000
Conference: The American
Head coach: Joe Dooley

The East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team represents East Carolina University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the American Athletic Conference. The Pirates are coached by Joe Dooley, in his second stint as Pirates head coach, and play their home games in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

History

The Pirates appeared in the NAIA National Tournament two years (1953 and 1954), each year losing in the first round. The Pirates combined record in the NAIA was 2-2. The Pirates have also made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the latest appearance occurring in 1993 where they played the North Carolina Tar Heels. East Carolina has had four players to reach the NBA level, Theodore "Blue" Edwards, who was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick of the 1989 NBA Draft, Oliver Mack who was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the third pick in the second round of the 1979 NBA Draft, George Maynor, who was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the sixth pick in the fourth round of the 1979 NBA Draft, and Charles Alford, who was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the ninth pick in the tenth round of the 1968 NBA Draft.

Team Record

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
East Carolina (Southern Conference) (1965–1977)
1965-1966 Wendell Carr 11-15 5-7 5th
1966-1967 Tom Quinn 7-17 4-8 8th
1967-1968 Tom Quinn 9-16 6-7 7th
1968-1969 Tom Quinn 17-11 9-2 2nd
1969-1970 Tom Quinn 16-10 9-2 2nd
1970-1971 Tom Quinn 13-12 7-4 4th
1971-1972 Tom Quinn 14-15 7-5 3rd NCAA 1st Round
1972-1973 Tom Quinn 13-13 7-7 4th
1973-1974 Tom Quinn 13-12 8-6 4th
1974-1975 Dave Patton 19-9 11-3 2nd
1975-1976 Dave Patton 11-15 7-7 T-3rd
1976-1977 Dave Patton 10-18 3-9 5th
East Carolina (Independent) (1977–1981)
1977-1978 Larry Gilman 9-17 -
1978-1979 Larry Gilman 12-15 -
1979-1980 Dave Odom 16-11 -
1980-1981 Dave Odom 12-14 -
East Carolina (Colonial Athletic Association) (1981–2001)
1981-1982 Dave Odom 10-17 2-8 7th
1982-1983 Charlie Harrison 16-13 3-7 5th
1983-1984 Charlie Harrison 4-24 1-9 6th
1984-1985 Charlie Harrison 7-21 1-13 8th
1985-1986 Charlie Harrison 12-16 6-8 T-4th
1986-1987 Charlie Harrison 12-16 4-11 7th
1987-1988 Mike Steele 8-20 3-12 8th
1988-1989 Mike Steele 15-14 6-8 T-5th
1989-1990 Mike Steele 13-18 6-8 5th
1990-1991 Mike Steele 12-16 4-10 7th
1991-1992 Eddie Payne 10-18 4-10 6th
1992-1993 Eddie Payne 10-18 4-10 7th NCAA 1st Round
1993-1994 Eddie Payne 15-12 7-8 5th
1994-1995 Eddie Payne 18-11 7-8 4th
1995-1996 Joe Dooley 17-11 9-9 T-4th
1996-1997 Joe Dooley 17-10 9-7 T-3rd
1997-1998 Joe Dooley 10-17 5-11 T-7th
1998-1999 Joe Dooley 13-14 7-9 7th
1999-2000 Bill Herrion 10-18 5-11 T-8th
2000-2001 Bill Herrion 14-14 6-10 T-7th
East Carolina (Conference USA) (2001–present)
2001-2002 Bill Herrion 12-18 5-11 T-11th
2002-2003 Bill Herrion 12-15 3-13 T-13th
2003-2004 Bill Herrion 13-14 5-11 11th
2004-2005 Bill Herrion 9-19 4-12 T-12th
2005-2006 Ricky Stokes 8-20 2-12 12th
2006-2007 Ricky Stokes 6-24 1-15 12th
2007-2008 Mack McCarthy 11-19 5-11 10th
2008-2009 Mack McCarthy 13-17 5-11 9th
2009-2010 Mack McCarthy 10-21 4-12 10th
2010-2011 Jeff Lebo 18-16 8-8 T-7th 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament
Total: 557-721

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Retired Numbers

  • 14 - Sonny Russell 1949-1953

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External Links

  • "East Carolina Pirates Schedule - College Basketball". Statsheet.com. http://statsheet.com/mcb/teams/east-carolina/schedule. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
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