The non-conference contest is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m.
ECU and William & Mary will tip-off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9
A daily feature highlighting a member of the women's basketball team
Head Coach Heather Macy returns 11 players from last year's squad to the court
The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 20
Ollin Dunford was named an assistant coach for the East Carolina women's basketball program in July of 2012.
Dunford spent last season at UNC Wilmington where he helped the Seahawks to their second-consecutive 20-win season for the first time in program history and a berth in the WNIT. During his time off the court at UNCW, he assisted in community service and outreach initiatives and served as a keynote speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on numerous occasions.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Ollin and his wife, Siobhan, to Greenville," Macy said. "Ollin is an energetic and passionate coach. He will have a direct role with recruiting and player development. I truly believe Ollin is one of the young bright stars in this profession."
Prior to his time in Wilmington, Dunford was an assistant at USC Upstate where he helped the Spartans compile a 19-12 record and advance to postseason play for the first time in program history with an appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational. He was also key in the development of Atlantic Sun Player-of-the-Year Chelsea McMillan and Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun selection Tee'Ara Copney while assisting in the recruitment of the Spartans' 2011-12 signing class.
Before arriving in Spartanburg, Dunford spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Hokies program.
A two-sport athlete at Mars Hill, Dunford played football and basketball for the Lions and was a four-time South Atlantic Conference Commissioners Honor Roll selection. He also served as the representative for the South Atlantic Conference on the NCAA Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.).
Dunford was an all-state football and all-region basketball selection at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, N.C. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Mars Hill College in 2008 and completed his Master's of Science degree in Physical Health and Education at Virginia Tech in 2010.
"I am very excited about becoming a part of Pirate Nation," Dunford said. "The opportunity to join Heather Macy's staff is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family. I believe in Coach Macy and her vision for this program. She is a dynamic leader who is building a championship program."