Mike Hamrick may have left East Carolina for UNLV in 2003, but 15 years later the legacy of his time as the Pirates’ athletic director continues to be felt.
And not in a good way.
Hamrick’s ill-fated decision to replace football coach Steve Logan with John Thompson was an unmitigated disaster that set the program back several years. But that wasn’t his worst personnel mistake.
That prize goes to Hamrick for letting basketball coach Joe Dooley go in favor of Bill Herrion.