ECU defensive coordinator Bob Trott's contract not renewed
East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that the contract of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Trott will not be renewed.
“Bob Trott is a good football coach and a great person," Houston said. "I have known him for 15 years and worked with him the last four seasons. I would like to thank him for his leadership and commitment, and I wish he and his family the best.
“This was a difficult decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of our football program moving forward.”
Trott was named to the ECU staff on Dec. 7, 2018 after spending three seasons in a similar role at James Madison under Houston. The lone campaign with the Pirates marked his 33rd overall year as a collegiate assistant coach, 24th at the FBS level and 21st as defensive coordinator.
In addition, Trott served nine seasons as a defensive assistant in the National Football League with the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.
East Carolina turned in a 4-8 mark in 2019 during Houston's initial year leading the Pirates.