John Thompson was officially introduced as the East Carolina head football coach today at a press conference in Greenville.
After accepting the job, Thompson stated, "I am extremely humbled to stand in front of everyone today. I am excited. I am thrilled to be your head football coach at East Carolina University. What an honor it is to be here in front of you. First I would like to thank some people that are responsible for me being here. The number one person that is responsible for me being here is my wife, Charleen and two children Cabe and Hays. That is what Team Thompson is all about and we are all in this together. We're very, very excited to join this Pirate family and we cannot wait to hit the ground running, all of us."
A mutual agreement between East Carolina University and the University of Florida will allow Thompson to finish his coaching duties with the Gators at the Outback Bowl.