Ed Emory
Biographical details
Born(1937-04-14)April 14, 1937
Lancaster, South Carolina
DiedJanuary 4, 2013(2013-01-04) (aged 75)
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall26–29 (college)
77–7 (high school)

Edward Harrell Emory, Sr. (April 14, 1937 – January 4, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He became East Carolina University's fourteenth head football coach in 1980. In 1983, he guided the Pirates to an 8–3 record and a #20 ranking in the Associated Press final national poll. His three losses came at the hands of Florida State, Florida, and Miami (Florida). The football team lost by a combined score of 13 points. Before coaching, Emory went to school at East Carolina College and was a three-year varsity letter winner and was third-team All-American in his senior year. He was inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame in 2003.

Emory returned to coaching at the high school level and served as head coach of the perennial North Carolina powerhouse, Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina, from 2001 to 2006, compiling at 77–7 record in that six-year span.[1]

Emory died at his home in Wadesboro, North Carolina in 2013.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
East Carolina Pirates (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1985–1988)
1980 East Carolina 4–7
1981 East Carolina 5–6
1982 East Carolina 7–4
1983 East Carolina 8–3 25 20
1984 East Carolina 2–9
East Carolina: 26–29
Total: 26–29
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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