Former Providence coach Welsh heading to Hofstra
Posted on: March 31, 2010 8:55 am
Edited on: March 31, 2010 10:15 am
Former Providence coach Tim Welsh will be the next men's basketball coach at Hofstra, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday morning. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday. An introductory press conference is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.
Welsh coached Providence from 1998 to 2008 and was fired after making just three NCAA tournament appearances and winning zero NCAA tournament games. The New York native previously coached at Iona. He replaces Tom Pecora, who left last week to take over at Fordham.
Hofstra finished 19-15 this season.
It's worth noting that Hofstra athletic director Jack Hayes is a Providence graduate.