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Tim Welsh resigns as men's basketball coach following DWI arrest

By Max Sass, Sports Editor

Tim Welsh resigned as men's basketball coach just three days after being arrested for DWI Friday morning.

Welsh, 49, was found Friday morning stopped at a steady  green light in Levittown at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and North Bellmore Rd.


The University issued a statement Monday afternoon that said, "Tim Welsh today tendered his resignation as the Hofstra University men's basketball coach.  The University accepted the resignation in the best interests of the University and of the men's basketball program."

Welsh, who was hired on March 31, replaced Tom Pecora who left the Pride for the head coaching job at Fordham University. Welsh's contract was for five years at about $600,000 per year.

Before being hired by the Pride Welsh had spent two years as a commentator for ESPN. He spent 10 years as the head coach of Providence College men's basketball, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2001 and 2004.



Former Hofstra Men's Basketball coach Tim Welsh's booking photo. (Courtesy of Nassau County Police Department)

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