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The East Carolina Cheerleading and Mascot Program is a vital part of the athletic program providing entertainment and motivation for our Pirate teams. The ECU Cheerleaders and Mascots act as ambassadors for the University participating at countless events and community service projects through out the year.

The Cheerleading Program consists of three teams, two coed squads and an all girl squad. All three squads perform at all home football games with the Purple squad traveling to away games and bowl games. The Purple squad also cheers at men's basketball games and tournament games. The Gold squad cheers at women's home basketball games and tournament games. ECU is proud to have the addition of an All Girl Cheerleading Team this year. This squad will cheer for home football games and provide support for our Olympic teams. All of our squads will be seen at countless Pirate Club events as well as public appearances.

The long time Mascot of ECU, PeeDee the Pirate is very popular here in Eastern Carolina. We receive more requests for appearances for our mascot than any other program in the university. PeeDee makes University appearances, as well as community appearances and has been known to show up at local birthday parties. PeeDee is present at all home football, basketball, and baseball games and travels to away football games and tournaments.

The East Carolina Cheerleading and Mascot Programs are lead by Head Coach Susie Hetzler Glynn. Susie is a former ECU Cheerleader with over 15 years of cheerleading experience.

The East Carolina University Athletic Department supports and directs the Cheerleaders and Mascots. As students support programs in the athletic department the squads adhere to the role and mission of the East Carolina University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Team Benefits

East Carolina University is committed to assist cheerleading members in their academic and personal growth and in achieving their highest potential as individuals. Other significant benefits include:

  • Access to the Student Development Lab for Athletics (computer lab with internet access).
  • Early registration opportunity through the Student Development office.
  • Participate in the Strength and Conditioning program.
  • Financial support.
  • Travel opportunities and experiences.
  • Leadership development opportunities.
  • Medical and training room services.
  • Psychological/Mental Health and Nutritional services
  • Equipment and Clothing

Any questions or correspondence can be directed to Susie Glynn at (252) 737-4510 or via e-mail.