GREENVILLE, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- South Carolina assistant Ricky Stokes Wednesday was named men's basketball coach at East Carolina, succeeding the fired Bill Herrion.
Stokes previously coached at Virginia Tech.
He was hired by East Carolina Athletic Director Terry Holland, who was his coach in college at Virginia. Stokes has had a series of assistant positions, including Wake Forest and Bowling Green.
Stokes had a four-year tenure at Virginia Tech.