Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:02 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2010 1:16 pm

Hofstra's Welsh forced to resign after arrest

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.
Posted on: April 30, 2010 12:26 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2010 1:20 pm

Hofstra suspends Welsh after DWI charge

Hofstra suspended new coach Tim Welsh without pay less than 12 hours after he was charged with DWI early Friday.

The school announced the suspension in a prepared statement.

A Nassau County (N.Y.) cop approached Welsh's car on suspicion of DWI when he reportedly saw Welsh stopped at a green light around 1 a.m. WCBS in New York reported that Welsh failed a subsequent Breathalyzer test. He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon.

Welsh worked for ESPN before Hofstra hired him last month to replace Tom Pecora.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 31, 2010 8:55 am
Edited on: March 31, 2010 10:15 am

Former Providence coach Welsh heading to Hofstra

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.
Posted on: January 28, 2010 12:17 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2010 12:20 pm

Hofstra's Jenkins gets 8 points in 5 seconds

Ever seen an eight-point play ... by one player?

It happened Wednesday night in Hofstra's 93-54 win over UNC-Wilimington, and it happened like this: Charles Jenkins scored on a fastbreak layup while being fouled, and officials ruled it an intentional foul. UNC-Wilmington's Benny Moss got a technical for arguing the call, and Jenkins hit all four foul shots. That was six points right there. Then Hofstra was given the ball because of the intentional foul, and Jenkins scored off the ensuing inbounds pass to give him eight points without UNC-Wilmington ever gaining possession.

The score was 26-9 with 9:21 left in the first half.

It was 34-9 with 9:16 left in the first half.

So Jenkins went on an 8-0 run in a span of five seconds.

Not bad.

(Unless you're UNC-Wilmington)
Posted on: February 19, 2009 4:32 pm

Hofstra will beat you ... barely

Among the best games from Wednesday was Hofstra's 99-96 double-overtime win over James Madison.

It pushed the Pride's record to 18-9.

And that's 18-9 ... despite being outscored on the season.

Seriously, it's one of the weirder stats in the country, that Hofstra has allowed 1,795 points this season and scored just 1,794, meaning Tom Pecora's team has been scored on more than it's scored. Still, Hofstra is 18-9 and tied for fourth in the Colonial standings, and the reason is because the Pride are 11-2 in games decided by five points or less. In eight of those wins, they were either trailing or tied with 80 seconds remaining. But Hofstra has Charles Jenkins and Hofstra's opponents do not, and that's the key to much of this, proof being how Jenkins -- who had 32 points and 13 assists Wednesday night against James Madison -- has five times this season given the Pride the lead for good in the final 80 seconds of victories.

Translation: If you're going to play Hofstra, put Hofstra away early.

Otherwise, you're just begging for  it.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Hofstra
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