Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) - Hofstra named Joe Mihalich as its new head
men's basketball coach on Wednesday.
Mihalich was the coach at Niagara for the past 15 seasons, compiling a 265-203
record to go along with a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and three National
Invitation Tournament appearances.
The 56-year-old Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following
a 7-25 season.
"I can't begin to express the excitement and enthusiasm I have for this
wonderful opportunity," said Mihalich. "I am incredibly grateful and thankful
to President Stuart Rabinowitz and Jeff Hathaway for the chance to lead the
Hofstra Men's Basketball program. I look forward to bringing an exciting and
winning brand of basketball to Hofstra. My family and I are so excited to
start this new journey. Go Pride!"
Mihalich guided the Purple Eagles to a 19-14 mark this past season, while
capturing the regular-season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) title
and advancing to the NIT. He was named the 2013 MAAC Coach of the Year.
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