Hofstra's Welsh forced to resign after arrest
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:02 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2010 1:16 pm
Hofstra coach Tim Welsh resigned Monday, just three days after police charged him with DWI.
"Tim Welsh today tendered his resignation as the Hofstra University men's basketball coach," read a release. "The University accepted the resignation in the best interests of the University and of the men's basketball program."
Welsh, who was hired in late March, was arrested Friday when police found him stopped at a green light. The 49 year old's blood-alcohol level was reportedly twice the legal limit. He pleaded not guilty and is do back in court Tuesday.
Hofstra's search for a new coach will began immediately.
Tom Pecora left the school in March to take over at Fordham.