JEFF COMPHER en ECU names new athletic director <p>ECU introduced Jeff Compher as the university’s new athletics director. Compher has been athletic director at Northern Illinois University for the past five years.&nbsp; He has past ties to North Carolina having served as an assistant athletic director at N-C State from 1986 to 1992 and was athletic director at Western Carolina from 2000 to 2004. He succeeds Terry Holland who announced his retirement last December. Compher signed a 5-year contract and will start his job May 1. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:47:57 +0000 George Olsen 8818 at