Pirate Odyssey, a 75 Year History of East Carolina Football: The Modern Era
The culmination of 75 years of East Carolina football is now in your grasp! Within lies a treasure trove of many heroes. Led by coaching greats Randle and Dye, legends such as Kepley and Green thrilled Pirate fans during the glory days of yesteryear. Afterwards, Coach Emory came along to lead the Pirates to a top twenty ranking in 1983. Coach Lewis then took the Pirates to unprecedented heights. The names of Blake, Jones, and the rest shall be long remembered for their epic victory against the Wolfpack at the Peach Bowl in 1991. Coach Logan next took the helm to become the most successful coach to date. David Garrard headed a list of Pirate greats who helped earn ECU the title "The Best Team in the Carolinas" by the end of the century. This tradition presently lives on under Coach Skip Holtz.
Names change with the seasons but Purple Passion lives forever in Pirate Country. While just a game at other places, football is king at ECU. It is a place rich in heroes and heritage. But the rise of football from obscurity to grandeur only gained full measure in the last forty years. Here lies the tales of how it was done.
Set sail on this odyssey to a place called Pirate County, where it's a First Down Pirates, and football is lived and loved 365 days a year.