List of East Carolina University alumni

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The Class of 1914 of then East Carolina Teacher Training School. That class had 38 graduates.

This list of East Carolina University alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students and current students of East Carolina University. East Carolina alumni are generally known as Pirates.

The first class of 123 students entered ECTTS in 1909,[1] and the first 16 graduates received their degrees in 1911.[2] Since then, the institute has greatly expanded, with an enrollment of 17,728 undergraduates and 5,436 postgraduate students as of Spring 2007.[3]

Tommy Craig Former Head Trainer of Toronto Blue Jays, 1993 and 83 World Champions 1985-2005, 2006-present, Milwaukee Brewers, player development.

Business[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
John A. Allison IV 1995 Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BB&T [4]
Marc Basnight 1996 N.C. State Senator, President Pro Tem, Restaurant Owner [5]
Mark Kemp 1983 Former Editor of Discover Magazine, Former Vice-President of Programming for MTV, Author [6][7]
James Maynard 1965 Founder of Golden Corral Restaurant [8]
Linda McMahon 1969 Former Chief Executive Officer of WWE [9]
Vince McMahon 1968 Chairman and CEO of WWE [10]

Athletics[edit]

Administration[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Hal Baird 1971 Former Head Baseball coach; Auburn Tigers [11]
Erik Bakich 2000 Head Baseball coach; Maryland Terrapins [12]
Billy Godwin 1995 Head Baseball Coach; East Carolina Pirates [13]
George Koonce 1999, 2006 Director of Athletics; University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee [14]
Jamie Reed 1982 Head Athletic Trainer; Texas Rangers [15]
Ruffin McNeill 1980 Head Coach; East Carolina Pirates [16]
Dave Odom 1969 Former Head Basketball Coach; South Carolina Gamecocks, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and East Carolina Pirates [17]
Mike Sutton 1978 Current Head Mens's Basketball Coach; Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles [18]
Kay Yow 1964 Former Head Women's Basketball Coach; NC State Wolfpack [19]
Ruffin McNeill
Kay Yow
Dave Odem

American football[edit]

Athletes[edit]

This article is about players not drafted by the NFL. For players drafted in the NFL, see List of East Carolina Pirates in the NFL Draft.
Name Class year Position Notability Reference(s)
Reggie Branch 1984 Running back National Football League player [20]
Michael Brooks 2013 Defensive tackle National Football League player [21]
Terrance Copper 2004 Wide receiver National Football League player [22]
Marcus Crandell 1997 Quarterback National Football League player [23]
Damane Duckett 2004 Defensive lineman National Football League player [24]
John Jett 1993 Punter National Football League player [25]
George Koonce 1992 Linebacker National Football League player [26]
Vonta Leach 2004 Fullback National Football League player [27]
Dwayne Ledford 1998 Offensive lineman National Football League player [28]
Vinson Smith 1988 Linebacker National Football League player [29]
Keith Stokes 2001 Wide receiver National Football League player [30]

Coaches[edit]

This article is about assistant football coaches. For head coaches, see List of East Carolina Pirates head football coaches.
Kevin Gilbride
(Second from right)
Name Position(s) Joined College Left/retired Alumnus/na? Reference
Rose, TimTim Rose Defensive Coordinator 1999 2002 (no) [31]
Gilbride, KevinKevin Gilbride Offensive Coordinator; Passing game Coordinator 1987 1988 (no) [32]
Steele, DaleDale Steele Assistant Head Coach; Wide Receivers; Recruiting Coordinator 1989 1995 (no) [33]
Bowden, TommyTommy Bowden Assistant Coach 1980 1980 (no) [34]
Jagodzinski, JeffJeff Jagodzinski Assistant Coach; Offensive Coordinator 1989 1996 (no) [35]
Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace Defensive Backs Coach 1977 1979 (no) [36]
Stockstill, RickRick Stockstill Offensive Coordinator 2003 2003 (no) [37]
Richt, MarkMark Richt Offensive Coordinator 1989 1989 (no) [38]
Kincaid, AlAl Kincaid Assistant Coach 1976 1979 (no) [39]
Lemon, TheoTheo Lemon Defensive Line Coach 1993 1993 (no) [40]
Broadway, RodRod Broadway Nose Guard Coach 1979 1980 (no) [41]
Hudson, GregGreg Hudson Defensive Coordinator; Linebackers Coach 2004 (active) [42]
Smith, RickRick Smith Assistant Head Coach; Defensive Backs Coach 2005 (active) (no) [43]
Babich, BobBob Babich Linebackers Coach 1992 1993 (no) [44]
Bell, RichardRichard Bell Defensive Coordinator 1988 1988 (no) [45]
Berry, ToddTodd Berry Offensive Coordinator 1992 1995 (no) [46]
Blount, KermitKermit Blount Assistant Quarterbacks Coach; Graduate Assistant 1983 1983 (no) [47]
Brown, WatsonWatson Brown Quarterbacks Coach; Wide Receivers Coach 1974 1975 (no) [48]
Callaway, NeilNeil Callaway Part-Time Assistant 1978 1979 (no) [49]
Cooper, RonRon Cooper Assistant Coach 1989 1989 (no) [50]
Johnson, EllisEllis Johnson Outside Linebacker Coach 1985 1987 (no) [51]
Martin, DougDoug Martin Offensive Coordinator; Tight Ends Coach;
Special Teams Coordinator; Wide Receivers Coach
1992 2002 (no) [52]
McFarland, RobertRobert McFarland Offensive Line Coach 2004 2004 (no) [53]
O'Cain, MikeMike O'Cain Assistant Head Coach 1985 1985 (no) [54]
Powers, DonDon Powers Assistant Head Coach; Defensive Coordinator; Defensive Backs Coach 1985 1988 (no) [55]
Ragazzo, VitoVito Ragazzo Offensive Coordinator 1971 1972 (no) [56]
Webster, JamesJames Webster Assistant Head Coach; Outside Linebacker Coach; Defensive Line Coach 1995 2000 (no) [57]
Zernhelt, JohnJohn Zernhelt Offensive Line Coach 1982 1986 (no) [58]

American Soccer[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Clyde Simms 2003 Current Major League Soccer DC United player [59]

Baseball[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Butch Davis 1980 former Major League Baseball outfielder [60]
Mike Hartley 1981 former Major League Baseball pitcher [61]
Jerry Narron - Current MLB, Milwaukee Brewers coach [62]
Johnny Narron - Current MLB, Texas Rangers coach [63]
Sam Narron 2002 Current MLB, Milwaukee Brewers player [64]
Chad Tracy 2001 Current MLB, Washington Nationals player [65]
Pat Watkins 1993 Former First round pick in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft; Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies player [66]

Basketball[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Blue Edwards 1989 former NBA, Utah Jazz forward [67]
Jonathan Kerner 1997 former NBA, New Jersey Nets center [68]
Oliver Mack 1979 former NBA, Los Angeles Lakers guard [69]
Bob McKillop 1969 (Did not graduate) former NBA, Philadelphia 76ers; Davidson Wildcats Head Coach [70]

Olympics[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Charles Futrell 1942 World Champion Olympic Distance Triathlon [71]
Lex Gillette 2007 Silver - 2008 Summer Paralympics - Men's Long jump - F11

Silver - 2004 Summer Paralympics - Men's Long jump - F11

[72]
LaShawn Merritt 2005 Gold - 2008 Beijing - 400 meters;

Gold - 2008 Beijing - 4x400 m relay;
Gold - 2007 Osaka - 4x400 m relay;
Gold - 2009 Berlin - 400 m;
Gold - 2009 Berlin - 4x400m relay;
Silver - 2007 Osaka - 400 m

[73]

NASCAR[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Jeff Hammond 1970 former NASCAR crew chief, current Fox Sports NASCAR Commentator; Former football player [74]
Jeff Hammond

Humanities[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Sandra Bullock 1986 Professional Actress, Producer [75]
Constance Bumgarner Gee Scholar, advocate of medical use of cannabis [76]
Kristen Dalton 2010 Miss Universe 2009 (Top 10); Miss USA 2009; Miss North Carolina USA 2009 [75]
Beth Grant 1971 Professional Actress [77]
Mary-Jean O'Doherty 2005 Opera singer [78]
Loonis McGlohon 1942 Composer/Producer/Arranger, Peabody Award winner, Grammy Nomination [79]
Maureen O'Boyle n/a News Anchor [80]
Monica Palumbo 2003 Miss North Carolina 2001 [81]
Emily Procter 1991 Professional Actress [82]
Dana Reason 2002 Miss North Carolina 2003 [83]
Nina Repeta 1999 Professional Actress [84]
Sonny Siaki 1998 Former NFL inside linebacker, Samoan professional wrestler [85]
Kevin Williamson 1987 Writer/Producer/Director/Actor [86]
Sandra Bullock
Kristen Dalton
Emily Procter

Authors[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Marshall Moore 1992 Author [87]
Luke Whisnant 1979 Author [88]

Emmy Award Winner[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
John Beard 1980 Fox News anchor in Los Angeles, Emmy Award winner [89]
Velton Ray Bunch 1971 Composer/Arranger, Emmy Award Winner [90]

Politics[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Morgan, Robert BurrenRobert Burren Morgan 1947 U.S. Senator, North Carolina Attorney General [91]
Warren, Edith D.Edith D. Warren B.S. 1960
M.A. 1974
Representative, North Carolina House of Representatives [92]
Farmer-Butterfield, JeanJean Farmer-Butterfield Bachelors Majority Whip, North Carolina House of Representatives [93]
Lucas, Marvin W.Marvin W. Lucas EdS Representative, North Carolina House of Representatives [94]
Davis, Donald G.Donald G. Davis M.A., Ed.D. Senator, North Carolina Senate; Mayor, Snow Hill [94]
Blevins, HarryHarry Blevins B.S. Senator, Virginia Senate [95]
McLawhorn, MarianMarian McLawhorn B.S., B.A. 1967;
M.L.S. 1988
Representative, North Carolina House of Representatives [96]
Yongue, DouglasDouglas Yongue B.S. 1959,
M.A. 1960
Representative, North Carolina House of Representatives [97]
Stam, PaulPaul Stam Attended, 1969-1970 Minority Leader, North Carolina House of Representatives [98]
Bell, Larry M.Larry M. Bell EdS 1983 Democratic Whip, North Carolina House of Representatives [99]
Preston, Jean RouseJean Rouse Preston B.S. 1957,
M.Ed 1973
Senator, North Carolina Senate [100]
Stiller, Bonner LeeBonner Lee Stiller B.S. 1978 Representative, North Carolina House of Representatives [101]
Robert Morgan

Public Service[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Clark (teacher), RonRon Clark (teacher) 1994 Author, Disney's 2005 Teacher of the Year [102]
Harrison, William C.William C. Harrison 1980 M.A. Chairman and CEO of the North Carolina State Board of Education [103][104]

Military service[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Badgett, Dwight D.Dwight D. Badgett 2008 Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command [105]
Brunson, James A.James A. Brunson 1980 Brigadier general; Joint Force Headquarters, Deputy Commander, Michigan Army National Guard [106]
Cameron, Hugh C.Hugh C. Cameron 1972 Retired Brigadier general; Vice Commander, 9th Air Force; Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command Air Forces [107]
Chilton, Catherine A.Catherine A. Chilton 1981 Brigadier general; Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base [108]
Faulkner, William M.William M. Faulkner 1982 Brigadier general; Commanding General, 3rd Marine Logistics Group [109]
Farfour, George R.George R. Farfour 1970 Colonel; Chief of Staff, Air Force Global Strike Command [110]
Flynn, Brian W.Brian W. Flynn 1970 Retired Rear admiral and Assistant Surgeon General [111]
Holland, William L.William L. Holland 1975 Major general; Commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command [112]
North, Gary L.Gary L. North 1976 General; Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff [113]
Wilfong, Gary H.Gary H. Wilfong 1971, 1977 Brigadier general; Assistant Adjutant General; Commander of the North Carolina Air National Guard [114]
Bell, NateNate Bell 1977, current Brigadier general; Assistant Adjutant General; [115]
Clark, JeffreyJeffrey Clark 1984, current Brigadier general; Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; [116]
Dwight D. Badgett
James A. Brunson
Hugh C. Cameron
Catherine A. Chilton
William M. Faulkner
George R. Farfour
William L. Holland
Gary H. Wilfong
Jeffrey B. Clark

Pulitzer Prize Winners[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Rick Atkinson 1974 Pulitzer Prize winner - History, 2003, "An Army at Dawn"; Public service, 1999; National reporting, 1982 [117]
Dan Neil 1982 Pulitzer Prize winner - Distinguished criticism, 2004 [118]
Margaret O'Connor 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner - Breaking news photography, 2002; Feature photography, 2002
Sandra Mims Rowe 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner - Editorial writing, 2006; Feature writing, 2001 and 2002; Gold Medal for public service, 2001; Explanatory reporting, 1999; New reporting, 1985

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