New ECU head football coach Mike Houston addressed the media for the first time Tuesday morning.

Houston was announced as coach on Monday morning and arrived in Greenville Monday afternoon.

“When we landed in Greenville yesterday and got off the plane, it truly felt like we were home,” Houston said.

Houston said he would be focusing on recruiting in the state of North Carolina.

“We are eastern North Carolina’s football program,” Houston said. “In time, we will be North Carolina’s football program.”

Houston said he wanted to build a program Pirates will be proud of.

Watch the video above to listen to his full remarks.