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ECU coach Scottie Montgomery tells mother of walk-on that her son is getting scholarship

East Carolina Pirates

Tia Chapman works for a local elementary school not too far from East Carolina University, where her son, Kiante Anderson, plays football as a walk-on for the Pirates. 

Coach Scottie Montgomery delivered an early Mother's Day gift to Chapman on Thursday when he showed up to her workplace unexpectedly. After telling Chapman how great her son is, Montgomery handed her the envelope containing her "gift."


Her reaction was priceless.

"We need that at this moment," Chapman says through tears. "That means a lot. I work hard, I work hard to raise my kids."

The only stipulation that Montgomery had was that Chapman call her son personally to tell him the good news. 

--Meaghan Latella

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