FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Two months after East Carolina asked
Bill Herrion to step down as head coach, Arkansas coach Stan Heath
announced Monday that the former Pirate would become a Razorback
"His intensity and enthusiasm impressed me," Heath said. "I
was looking for someone with experience and possibly with head
coaching experience. He fits that criteria."
Herrion was the head coach at East Carolina for the last six
years with a 70-98 record. He took the program from membership in
the Colonial Athletic Association into Conference-USA.
Before coming to East Carolina, Herrion spent eight seasons at
Drexel, winning at least 20 games a season six times and making the
NCAA Tournament three times. He wasn't able to duplicate that
success with the Pirates, and the best he could do was 14-14 in
Herrion was 167-71 at Drexel. His career record in 14 years of
head coaching is 237-169.
"I expect him to make an immediate impact," Heath said. "His
teams have a history of being hard-nosed on defense. He also loves
being in the gym so I can see him playing a key role with player