ELIZABETH CITY, NC-Elizabeth City State University Head Football Coach Waverly Tillar
has been named the 2006 CIAA Coach of the year.
After being predicted to finish next to last in the CIAA Eastern Division, Tillar
led the Vikings to the best record in school history (9-1) and went undefeated in
conference play. Most significantly the Vikings are headed to their first CIAA Championship
Game since 1971. Named CIAA Coach of the Week three times this season, Tillar and
the Vikings have delivered on this season's motto "Working Hard for the Big Turnaround."
ECSU has received numerous accolades this season including a #4 ranking in the NCAA
Southeast Region and they are currently ranked 21st in the AFCA Division II Coaches
The Vikings will take on North Carolina Central University at O'Kelly Riddick Stadium
on Saturday November 11th at 1:00pm. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit