Monday, August 6, 2007
Stokes to become associate AD at East Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Ricky Stokes is out as coach at East
Carolina after two seasons and associate head coach Mack McCarthy
will take over.
Stokes will become the associate athletic director for
basketball, the university said Monday. McCarthy, the former head
coach at Chattanooga and Virginia Commonwealth, will lead the
Pirates in the 2007-08 season.
The 45-year-old Stokes had a record of 14-44 in two seasons
coaching the Pirates. He went 6-24 this past season, with three of
those victories coming against Division II teams. Before arriving
in Greenville, he spent four seasons coaching Virginia Tech, going
46-69 from 1999-2003.
He was a point guard on two Virginia teams that reached the
Final Four in the early 1980s under Terry Holland, now East
Carolina's athletic director.
Stokes had three seasons left on the five-year contract he
signed in April 2005, and was set to make $240,000 this season.