Monday, May 3, 2010

Welsh Out At Hofstra

The Tim Welsh era ends before it can even start as Hofstra's new coach resigned shortly after a DWI incident. (Photo courtesy of New York Post)

Lately, it seems as though the New York college basketball scene is playing the role of Apollo Creed in the first two "Rocky" movies: A powerful fighter who takes more than his share of punches before ultimately collapsing to the canvas. We've seen this from Seton Hall and Rutgers already over the last two months; and now, Hofstra University has become the latest to suffer a black eye in regard to its head coach position.

Tim Welsh officially resigned as head coach of the Pride this morning after a reign of about a month. Welsh, who came to Hofstra as the replacement for new Fordham head man Tom Pecora, stepped down after a well-documented DWI incident three days ago near Hofstra's Long Island campus. Welsh was immediately suspended by Hofstra officials before making his resignation official.

At this moment, there is no word on who the Pride will now look to as its new coach; but candidates are rumored to include former Hofstra assistant Van Macon, who is on his way to joining Pecora at Fordham, as well as former St. John's head coach Norm Roberts.

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