VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – “Excited” and “phenomenal” are just a few of the words East Carolina football fans chose to describe the hire of their new head football coach. 

Mike Houston, who won a national championship at James Madison University, takes of the Pirates’ struggling program, and looks to restore ECU’s reputation. 

The Pirates’ new head man met a few fans at Shorebreak on Wednesda night, and they believe the future looks bright.