Heather Macy was named head coach of the East Carolina women's basketball program April 30, 2010. Since her hiring, Macy has directed the Pirates to a 50-44 record, and most recently guided ECU to its first Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) appearance since 2010.
Following her third season at the helm of the ECU women's basketball team, Macy led the Pirates to a 22-10 overall record and an 11-5 Conference USA ledger to earn a No. 2 seed in the C-USA tournament, marking ECU's highest-ever seeding.
The 2012-13 Pirates concluded the season with an impressive 14-1 record inside Minges Coliseum as they set a new program record for the most home wins in a single season. At the conclusion of the season, Macy was named Conference USA Coach of the Year, while junior forward Kristine Mial garnered C-USA Sixth Player of the Year accolades, and senior point guard Celeste Stewart was selected to the C-USA All-First Team while redshirt senior center Britny Edwards collected C-USA All-Defensive Team honors.
In addition to the stellar year the Pirates had on the court, Macy's squad also excelled in the classroom. Of the 17 student-athletes on the roster during the 2012-13 campaign, 13 of them were named to the Conference USA Honor Roll, while Britny Edwards, Whitny Edwards and Colleen Marshall earned the C-USA Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Furthermore, 11 women's basketball student-athletes were named to the ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll and graduate student Ariana Jackson collected the C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award which speaks to her contributions both on and off the court.
In her first year with the Pirates, she led the squad to a winning record for the third-straight season and a 9-7 mark in Conference USA play - good for fifth-place in the league standings. She also guided the team to a win over eventual C-USA champion UCF.
Macy's second year with the program ended with the Pirates winning six of their last eight games. ECU became the first No. 11 seed to win in the first round since March 6, 2003, when Louisville defeated Saint Louis, 86-59, at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn.
Macy, who owns a career record of 165-83, previously led Francis Marion to a 27-5 ledger during the 2009-10 season as the squad finished second in the East Division of the Peach Belt Conference. The Patriots then reached the championship game of the league tournament before falling to Clayton State University. FMU subsequently earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament and advanced to the second round. Additionally, Francis Marion led the nation in steals per game and ranked second in both scoring offense and assists while earning a No. 20 national ranking in the final USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 poll.
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