Tom Pecora era ends at Fordham after five years and a 44-106 record. (Photo courtesy of College Chalktalk)
After five years, Fordham has moved on from Tom Pecora.
The former Hofstra coach, who came to Rose Hill in 2010, was relieved of his duties this morning in a meeting with athletic director David Roach, just six days after the Rams' season ended with a loss in the Atlantic 10 Tournament to eventual champion VCU.
A national search, with the aid of a firm to assist in procuring candidates, will be conducted to find a replacement for Pecora, who posted a 44-106 record in five years at the helm, and departs with two years remaining on a contract that was extended by former athletic director Frank McLaughlin before his own exit.
A release on the university's website indicates both his record and student-athlete retention rate as chief reasons behind his dismissal. Despite recruiting talented pieces the likes of Branden Frazier, Mandell Thomas, Jon Severe and Eric Paschall in his tenure, Pecora still had as many as 63 percent of his recruits transfer out in the process. Fordham finished 10-21 this season.
More information on Fordham's coaching search will be posted as it becomes available.