Former Pirate Coach Dies

Former East Carolina University Baseball coach Keith LeClair died Monday after a five-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. LeClair was 40 years-old. He was head coach for the Pirates from 1997 to 2002. Under Leclair's command, the Pirates tallied an impressive win-loss record of 212-96-1. LeClair led the Pirates to four NCAA regional appearances. In June 2002, LeClair stepped down as coach due to health concerns. Funeral services are set for Friday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Oakmont Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday evening between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at S.G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home in Greenville. The family is asking donations be made to the ALS Foundation, SPORTworks Ministry and The Pirate Club. LeClair is survived by his wife, Lynn, and two children, Audrey and J.D., and his father Andy and mother Doris.

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