Howard Porter left his mark at East Carolina by being the all-time winningest coach in men's basketball. He coached three sports: men's basketball, golf and tennis while at ECU from 1946-1970.
Porter coached in more games and had more wins than any other East Carolina basketball coach (183-101). Twice, Porter led East Carolina to North State Conference Championships.
His 1953-54 team was the best in school history with a 23-2 record and earned a trip to the national championships in NAIA.
During his 12 year tenure as basketball coach, Porter never had a losing season.