Erica Bell, a former East Carolina track and field standout, returned to her alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2013. Bell will work primarily with the sprinters and hurdlers.
Bell was a two-year letter winner at ECU where she currently holds the pentathlon record in the high jump with a mark of 1.51m (4-11.50). Additionally, she ranks in the ECU Record Book Top 10 in the women's outdoor triple jump (11.50m, 37-08.75) as well as in the pentathlon (2,985 points). In her senior year, Bell was part of the shuttle hurdle relay team that set the school record with a time of 1:00.60.
While an undergraduate student at ECU, Bell excelled in the classroom as she earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal every year during her career at East Carolina. She also was named to the league's Commissioner's Honor Roll for three seasons of her collegiate career and was a three-time ECU Dean's List selection as well as a three-time ECU Chancellor's List member. Additionally, Bell was selected to the 2013 Potash All-Academic Team for maintaining the highest GPA on the women's track and field team, and was a recipient of the C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award in 2012 for her community service, academics, and athletic efforts.
Prior to her time at East Carolina, Bell was a three-year letterwinner at Haddon Heights High School (N.J.) in indoor and outdoor track and field as well as a two-year letterwinner in cross country.
Bell graduated from East Carolina in May 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in exercise physiology and is currently enrolled in ECU's Ph.D., program in bioenergetics and exercise science with a concentration in biomechanics.