Former ECU player, coach Ed Emory dies
Posted January 4, 2013
Updated January 5, 2013
Greenville, N.C. — Former East Carolina head football coach Ed Emory died Thursday at the age of 74.
Emory posted a 26-29 record in five seasons at ECU and guided the Pirates to their first ever AP Top-25 final ranking at No. 20 following an 8-3 season in 1983. The three losses in the 1983 season were to Florida State, Florida and Miami by a combined 13 points.
A Lancaster, S.C., native, Emory played guard for ECU from 1956-59 where he was a three-time all-conference performer and was named to the third-team All-America his senior season.
Emory was inducted into the ECU sports Hall of Fame in 2003. After his coaching days in Greenville, Emory coached at Richmond County High School.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.