Garrett Riley is in his first year as a full-time assistant at East Carolina after accepting an assignment on January 15, 2015 to coach outside receivers.
Riley joined the Pirate staff prior to the 2013 season as an offensive assistant while pursuing a master's degree at ECU. He spent both years working primarily with the quarterback position, while coordinating the defensive scout team and conducting video analysis.
He earned his first collegiate position in 2012 as running backs coach at Augustana (Ill.) College, helping rebuild a Vikings program that was 2-8 a year earlier into a 5-5 squad that improved its rushing total by 500 yards in the competitive College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).
A year earlier as a quarterbacks and passing game assistant, he helped Lubbock's Roosevelt High School set four school quarterback and five receiving records in 2011.
Riley, 25, earned a bachelor's degree in general business from Texas Tech in 2012 and was a quarterback on the Red Raiders' roster during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, which both resulted in a combined 20 wins and pair of bowl appearances. He transferred to Stephen F. Austin State in 2010 and helped the Lumberjacks to a Southland Conference title and a No. 1 FCS rank in both passing and total offense.
As a player and coach, he has already been a part of four bowl games -- Cotton (2008/Texas Tech), Alamo (2009/Texas Tech), Beef `O' Brady's (2013/East Carolina) and Birmingham (2014/East Carolina).
As a prep athlete at Muleshoe High School, Riley was the Associated Press All-State 2A Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 2008 after playing a role in four-straight playoff appearances.
A native of Muleshoe, Texas, he is married to the former Lindsay Murff.