Tuesday, January 10, 2012

McNeill, ECU add two aides

Former ECU defender Kirk Doll and Southern Miss assistant Pat Washington have joined the Pirates football staff, the school announced Tuesday.

Doll will be in charge of running backs and special teams. Washington will work as outside receiver coach and run game coordinator.

"Their collective experience, especially on the offensive side of the ball and on special teams, is matched by very few and quite simply speaks for itself," ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill said in a news release.

Doll, 60, lettered as a defensive end at for the Pirates 1971 and 1972, helping Sonny Randle's team to a Southern Conference title as a senior.

Doll spent the 2011 season as San Jose State's special teams coordinator and running backs coach and was on Notre Dame's staff under Lou Holtz in the late '90s.

Washington, 48, worked on the Southern Miss staff for the past three seasons. As a player, he was the starting quarterback on Auburn's teams in 1984 and '85.

That '85 team was led by Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson.

- Caulton Tudor