East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that the contract of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Trott will not be renewed.

“Bob Trott is a good football coach and a great person," Houston said. "I have known him for 15 years and worked with him the last four seasons. I would like to thank him for his leadership and commitment, and I wish he and his family the best.

“This was a difficult decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of our football program moving forward.”