CBKB: East Carolina hires Lebo to coach basketball team
GREENVILLE, N.C. ó East Carolina has turned to former Auburn coach Jeff Lebo to lead its long-struggling menís basketball program.
The school announced Monday it had hired Lebo to replace Mack McCarthy, who spent three seasons on the sideline for the Pirates before stepping down to take a fundraising job in the schoolís athletics department. Lebo had spent the past six seasons at Auburn, going 96-93 overall and leading the Tigers to the NIT last season before he was fired earlier this month.
The 43-year-old coach played at North Carolina under Dean Smith in the late 1980s and had coached at Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga previously.
The school has scheduled a news conference for Lebo on Tuesday.