By Max Sass, Sports Editor
Mo Cassara has been named the new head coach of the Hofstra Pride men's basketball team. Cassara was hired as an assistant coach to Tim Welsh and got the head job after Welsh resigned.
In the University press release President Stuart Rabinowitz said, "We have had the opportunity to see Mo's dynamic leadership, energy and enthusiasm in action. His experience with college basketball, his passion for the game, and his desire to work with student-athletes in all facets of their development, will serve our basketball team well and help take our program to the next level of excellence."
In the same release Hofstra Athletic Director Jack Hayes said, "I am excited for the future of Hofstra Basketball with Mo Cassara at the helm. Mo's experience in the Atlantic Coast Conference and his basketball pedigree will be great additions to the Hofstra University community and we look forward to an exciting era of Pride Basketball. Mo has quickly gained the trust of our student-athletes and athletic department staff and we are delighted that he will lead our program in 2010-11 and beyond."
Cassara was previously an assistant at Boston College before joining the Pride. He joined the Eagles in 2006 after two years as head coach at Clark University in Massachusetts.