Terry Holland is retiring as ECU's athletic director, the school announced Wednesday morning.
Holland, 70, will move into an AD emeritus role as soon as his successor is hired, the school announced.
Holland arrived in 2004 and helped change the Pirates' athletic landscape.
“Terry Holland has served ECU with distinction since 2004 and has been a close colleague and valued leader as we pursued bold goals and strong aspirations for the future,” ECU chancellor Steve Ballard said in a release. “The success of our teams, the growth of our finances, the evolution of world class facilities, and our acceptance into the Big East — all of these goals have greatly benefited from Terry’s energy and vision.”
Added ECU Board of Trustees chairman Bob Lucas: “Without a doubt the strength of ECU is its strong fan base and Terry Holland more than anyone has helped develop and contribute to that strength. He has been the architect of 50,000 fans cheering on a Saturday afternoon in Dowdy-Ficklen.”
Holland's legacy is secure. The Pirates also announced that their Olympic Sports Complex will be named the Terry Holland Olympic Sports Complex.