Former East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill has accepted a position at N.C. State as special assistant to Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren. … Former Lakewood and N.C. State standout Chasity Melvin, a former varsity girls basketball coach at Cape Fear Christian Academy, has been named an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. … The Ryder Cup golf match between the United States and Europe, which was scheduled for September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, will reportedly be postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. … Major League Baseball umpire Joe West, 67, plans to call in 2020. West is 65 behind Bill Klem’s record for career regular-season games. West played football at Elon.