2018 men's golf team

The 2018 men's golf team look onto the greenway at the Wolfpack Invitational on Oct. 7, 2018.

After Andrew Sapp resigned as coach of the men’s golf team at the end 2020-21 season, ECU athletic director Jon Gilbert announced on June 15 that former Pirates golf coach Kevin Williams will take over as head coach to start the upcoming season. 

Williams not only graduated from East Carolina University but has also been head coach of both the men’s and women’s golf teams in previous seasons. Before Williams began his collegiate coaching career, he was the head golf professional and director of golf operations at the Kinston Country Club for eight years. 

Williams, throughout her golf career, has won eight Carolinas PGA Pro-Am Championships and in 2019 he teamed up with Greenville’s own Brady Pinner as they won the 2019 Carolinas PGA Senior Pro-Pro Championship. 

Before the transfer to Greenville, North Carolina, Williams spent two years at the University of South Carolina as an assistant coach. He helped lead the Gamecocks to six team titles and in 2021, the women’s team won the overall top seed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

The Pirates hope to advance to higher rounds in their next seasons under new leadership. With his 23-plus years of coaching, Williams hopes to “finish what he started” at his alma mater. 

This opportunity provides the chance to take care of some unfinished business from my first stint as the men's coach,” Williams said. “We have a tremendous, yet exciting challenge ahead of us and I cannot wait to get started. Go Pirates!"

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