Bill Jarman Steps Down As ECU Pitching Coach

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Fourth-year East Carolina pitching coach Bill Jarman has resigned from his post citing family reasons, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced Friday.

"I would like to thank Bill for his loyalty, service and dedication over the last four years," Godwin said. "He has been a huge part of our success and we wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors.

Jarman, who mentored eight All-Conference USA selections since 2006, also helped Pirate hurlers rank among the league leaders in almost every pitching category for the last four seasons.

"It's my desire to spend more time with my family," Jarman stated. "I'm extremely grateful to the ECU baseball program and the athletic administration to have been part of this university. I wish the Pirates much success for years to come."

Under Jarman's direction in 2010, the Pirate pitching staff led the league in strikeouts (487), strikeouts looking (157) and innings pitched (516), while ranking second in earned run average (5.25) and opposing batting average (.289) for the second-straight season.

A formal search for Jarman's replacement will begin immediately.

"We will move as quickly as we can, yet this is a very important decision for the future of our program, so we'll take as much time as we need in order to find the best person to be our new pitching coach," Godwin said. "It's possible that potential candidates are still competing and that we will not be able to complete the process until the conclusion of the College World Series."

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