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ECU trustees hire Michael Schwartz as new head men’s basketball coach

Published: Mar. 16, 2022 at 3:36 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2022 at 4:03 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The East Carolina University Board of Trustees announced Wednesday Michael Schwartz will be the new head coach for the men’s basketball team.

The trustees made the decision unanimously.

ECU says Schwartz will be the 24th head coach in ECU men’s basketball program history. ECU adds that Schwartz was listed on The Athletic’s list of the nation’s top-25 up-and-coming college basketball coaches.

WITN reported last week that multiple sources said Schwartz, Tennessee’s basketball program’s associate head coach, would be ECU’s next hire.

Joe Dooley was fired from the team last week. ECU says Dooley put together a 101-119 record in eight overall seasons at ECU, from 1995 to 1999 and 2018 to 2022, including a 15-15 record this past season.

“I am pleased to welcome Michael, along with his wife Stephanie and children Sydney and Samantha, to ECU,” ECU Athletic Director Jon Gilbert said.

Schwartz is helping lead Tennessee in the NCAA tournament. Upon the end of the team’s season, he is expected to join ECU.

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