So there’s that as well. American Football Database is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Mike Houston Coaching Résumé 2020 East Carolina Season 0-1 2019 East Carolina Season 4-8 2018 James Madison Season 9-4 2017 James Madison Season 14-1 FCS National Runner-Up (North Dakota State) 2016 James Madison Season 14-1 FCS National Champions over Youngstown State 2015 The Citadel Season 9-4 2014 The Citadel Season 5-7 Remember when I said that safety has a hard job? Staff Directory Members By Category/Department; Name Title Email Address Phone; Mike Houston: Head Coach hoggarda@ecu.edu (252) 737-4568 (252) 737-4568 : Donnie Kirkpatrick The Bears embarrassed the Crusaders that night 49-7 in a game where it legitimately could have been 80 if Goldsmith did not have class. Stopping Navy was so much on Mike Houston’s mind that when interviewing Defensive Coordinators this winter, he put each candidate through an exhaustive process in which defending the Triple Option had its own three hour presentation window from each candidate. If that's the case he’s going to “crack replace” and play the pitch. Two coaches, Clarence Stasavich and Bill Lewis, have received National Coach of the Year honors. I personally think the ECU staff chooses to  slow play it (feather technique)  and give the other three blocked defenders a chance to get off a block and make the play on the quarterback or pitch (depending on who the pitch key is being taught to play). The East Carolina safeties (and corners if Navy goes into their bunch sets) must be on their P’s and Q’s with both technique and eye discipline to not give up the deep ball this week. Can East Carolina keep the playside inside linebacker free in its scheme? O. Statistics correct as of January 3, 2020, after the end of the 2019–20 college football season. Like Mike Houston and much of his staff, my most formative years in coaching were facing opponents in the South Atlantic Conference at the Division II level, and against Big South and Southern Conference opponents at the FCS levels. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Three former players have been head coach for the Pirates: Jim Johnson, Ed Emory and Ruffin McNeill. Statistics correct as of January 3, 2020, after the end of … But I have no intel to suggest we won't. But it does stand to reason that I strongly believe in time Mike Houston’s teams at East Carolina will defend Navy much better than Ruffin McNeill’s or Scottie Montgomery’s teams due to familiarity with the scheme and commitment to winning at the point of contact. And we are just talking about defending one play. The school changed the nickname to the Pirates on February 26, 1934. Sitting in the West Brunswick gym this January watching J’vian Mccray play basketball, Coach Houston and I were able to rehash some of our old wars between North Greenville-Lenoir Rhyne and The Citadel-Gardner-Webb. Five coaches have won conference championships with the Pirates: Jack Boone in 1953, Clarence Stasavich in 1966, Sonny Randle in 1972 and 1973, Pat Dye in 1976, and Skip Holtz in 2008 and 2009. Of the 20 Pirate coaches, Mike McGee and Pat Dye have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Steve Logan is the all-time leader in games coached, years coached, and wins, while John Christenbury leads all coaches in winning percentage with 0.867. Before 1973, Division 1 was referred to as. East Carolina started organized football with the nickname Teachers, in 1932. † The defensive coordinator appointed interim football coach to finish out 2018 year. Malcolm Perry was an elite college quarterback. And here are the techniques ECU must use to give itself a chance on defense. The safeties and linebackers have no choice….to get off the block, they have to take on the block. It drives me nuts to listen to coaches say defending the Triple Option is not hard because, “you only have to play assignment football.       * Spent entire professional head coaching career with Pirates. East Carolina Pirates head football coaches, "Purple pedigree runs deep in newest Holtz aide", "Paul Troth Named To East Carolina Football Staff", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_East_Carolina_Pirates_head_football_coaches&oldid=974641970, Articles with dead external links from October 2010, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1972 Southern Conference Media Coach-of-the-Year, This page was last edited on 24 August 2020, at 04:37. This is why the fullback rarely gets the football on the triple option play against good defenses because good coaches know you always stop the play inside-out. Sounds great in theory, but the quicker the ball gets pitched or gets the QB upfield, the less effective the Navy perimeter blocking schemes must be. Five coaches have won conference championships with the Pirates: Jack Boone in 1953, Clarence Stasavich in 1966, Sonny Randle in 1972 and 1973, Pat Dye in 1976, and Skip Holtz in 2008 and 2009. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Option coaches are not just going to run the triple option scheme all day. 2018 James Madison Season 9-4. This brings us to our final defender, the “Pitch Key." Put a guy on the dive, the QB, and the pitch.” Yea, it's that simple until they change up a scheme and they block on of them. The technique seems simple enough to teach. … Sounds easy enough…..but it ain't. .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  ^ Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame Those four guys are outside linebacker, the inside linebacker, the playside safety, and the playside corner. Just do your job. East Carolina Coaches United is a nonprofit organization that strives to develop children on the field as well as in the classroom. The fond memories of a 76 spot in the rain in 2010 immediately comes to mind. If you spend all week pissed off you cannot rush the passer you are beat. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to movies, TV shows, music, Kindle e-books, Twitch Prime, and more. So he’s a non-factor in run support unless the receiver he is covering crack blocks a safety or linebacker. Steve Logan is the all-time leader in games coached, years coached, and wins, while John Christenbury leads all coaches in winning percentage with 0.867. While it is a mixed bag, most of it is good. Mike Houston, who owns an 84-33 overall record, a combined six conference championships and a national title in nine seasons as a collegiate head coach, is in his second year directing East Carolina University's football program. Over the next two years, and working in consultation with long time Triple Option assistant coach Mark Tucker (ETSU, Citadel, Charleston Southern), our staff developed a plan that is still used by all of us today at various levels. I have no doubt in my mind that Blake Harrell and Mike Houston will have a good plan. [3][4] In those games, seven coaches have brought the Pirates to bowl games: Jack Boone in 1952 and 1954, Clarence Stasavich in 1963, 1964 and 1965, Pat Dye in 1978, Bill Lewis in 1991, Steve Logan in 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2001, Skip Holtz in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Ruffin McNeill in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. East Carolina Elite Supported by East Carolina Coaches United, Building Character and Opportunity for Young Athletes, The Premier AAU Youth Football Team In Wilson NC and Surrounding Areas. East Carolina Pirates Head Football coaches. In watching Navy’s game vs. Temple and Tulane via Youtube, I was appalled at how the “Dive Players” (Defensive Ends or Outside Linebackers) never attempted to knock Navy’s second level blockers off course. A running total of the number of coaches of the Pirates. O. Three former players have been head coach for the Pirates: Jim Johnson, Ed Emory and Ruffin McNeill. The attitude or mindset East Carolina approaches this game with will tell me exactly where it is from a culture standpoint and if the Hard Edge/No Excuses mentality Mike Houston wants is really taking shape. 2019 East Carolina Season 4-8. East Carolina started organized football with the nickname Teachers, in 1932. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. So now, the option coaches have eliminated one guy by releasing a tackle to him (inside backer) and ran another one off (corner). And regardless of how cheap you think it is, a cut block when executed correctly and fairly, is both clean and devastating. It aint pretty. Option coaches work “veer” releases every week to avoid such a technique and their sole purpose is to pin your inside linebacker from getting to the alley. Now we get back to my buddy, Tripp Weaver. Secondary coaches at heart, both of us have traditionally defended to scheme in what I define as “Flow Quarters” which requires safeties to be “conflict” players against the run and the pass. Does he fast play it and deliver big hits on the quarterback or the pitch man? Coordinator of Football On-Campus Recruiting and Operations 843-349-6415 843-349-6415: mpearce@coastal.edu: Jill Kingston: Executive Assistant 843-234-3487 843-234-3487: kingston@coastal.edu: Chad Scott: Director of Football Speed, Strength and Conditioning 843-349-6945 843-349-6945: cscott5@coastal.edu: Adrien Dunn Of the 22 Pirate coaches, Mike McGee and Pat Dye have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. How does Blake Harrell decide to play this defender? We hope to build relationships and grow into more than just a tackle football program to enrich the lives of children in and around our community. A detailed video explanation is below in what we refer to as the alley. There have been 21 head coaches for the East Carolina Pirates. Some of the most embarrassing losses in East Carolina’s recent football history have come at the hands of Navy’s well-oiled Triple Option machine. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. He has to be able to teach a safety in three days of practice the difference in a wheel route and and arc release crack block.

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