ECU Women's Golf head coach resigns

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GREENVILLE, NC (ECU) – ECU Head Women’s Golf Coach Kevin Williams has resigned from his position to accept an assistant coach’s appointment on the women’s golf staff at the University of South Carolina according to an announcement by the Southeastern Conference institution Monday.

During his two-tenure, 17 seasons as head women’s golf coach, Williams guided the Pirates to 12 overall NCAA at-large bids, including 10 regional appearances since 2008, and was twice named conference coach-of-the-year.

“ECU is a special, special place to me,” Williams said. “I am a Pirate and will always be one. The success of our program over the years goes directly to the young ladies who wore the purple and golf every time they stepped on the links. I’m so proud of all that we accomplished and the honor and opportunity to serve my alma mater as its coach twice.”

Williams started the ECU program in the fall of 2000, and since that time, has had 16 student-athletes tally 41 of the school’s 47 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholar selections, produced 35 all-conference performers, collected four player-of-the-year awards and tutored four freshman-of-the-year honorees.

“I would like to thank Kevin Williams for his loyalty, leadership, hard work and dedication to our women’s golf program during his time as head coach,” ECU Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert said. “He leaves behind a program that is poised for continued success, and I am confident we will find the right leader to move this program forward.”