Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press

GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill.

Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday.

Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together on Texas Tech staffs for seven seasons.

“Lincoln Riley knows the Texas Tech offense that I know, feel comfortable with and have been a part of trying to defend for the past 10 years,” McNeill said. “He will run the offense we ran at Texas Tech — I know what it can do and what it will take us to.”

Riley was an all-region quarterback at Muleshoe during the 2000-01 seasons.