Jan. 24, 2012
Godwin suspended by East
Carolina head coach Billy Godwin has received a two-week
suspension without pay by the ECU athletic department for a
self-reported NCAA violation which involves impermissible
housing benefits for volunteer coaches.
Godwin will serve the suspension from Feb. 1 to
Feb. 14 and will not be allowed to coach, recruit or perform
administrative duties. He will also receive a formal letter of
reprimand from ECU Director of Athletics Terry Holland.
The violations began in the fall of 2004, one
year before Godwin became head coach, and continued into 2011.
Four volunteer coaches received these benefits and three have
made repayments. The volunteer position has been suspended for
one calendar year, retroactive to Oct. 17, 2011.
ECU submitted its report to the NCAA on Dec. 12,
2011, and awaits its official ruling.
According to Godwin, assistant coach Nick
Schnabel will assume the duties of head coach during his