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