Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

ECU coach Scottie Montgomery surprises mother with scholarship for walk-on son

ECU coach Scottie Montgomery surprises mother with scholarship for walk-on son

East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery delivered the ideal Mother's Day present a few days early.

Coach Scottie Montgomery delivered an early Mother's Day gift to Chapman on Thursday when he showed up to her workplace unexpectedly.

The second-year East Carolina head coach had great news for senior defensive end Kiante Anderson. But when she opened the envelope, and it dawns on her what's inside, her reaction is priceless. Not only will her son suit up for a Division I school for another season, but his education will also be provided.

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"I was just praying about that last night", Chapman said.

Montgomery brought the news to Chapman before informing her son, allowing her to call the lineman to let him know about the scholarship. "We need that. He needs that". Thanks to his hard work and commitment to the program, Anderson and his mother both received a heartwarming gift ahead of Mother's Day.

Normally these videos don't start coming out until July and August, when practices are in full swing.

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