ECU strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors will retire effective July 2019, 9 On Your Side has learned.
Tune in to 9 On Your Side starting at 5 p.m. for a look back at his career, which included two stints at ECU.
He initially moved to Greenville in 1991 and with head football coaches Bill Lewis (1991) and Steve Logan (1992-2001) helped produce eight bowl appearances, four post-season victories, 16 National Football League draft selections and representation in two final Top 25 polls (9th in 1991/23rd in 1995).
He then spent 10 seasons on the University of North Carolina staff before returning to the Pirates’ staff in 2011 as ECU’s assistant athletics director for strength and conditioning.
Connors also played a role in the design and development of the 22,000-square-foot strength and conditioning facility inside the Murphy Center, which opened in 2002.
He was named as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and is a member of the Washington/Greene Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Connors is also a member of the USA Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame.