Newsday: AD Hayes downplays alumni concerns about Hofstra athletics

Alumnus Michael McConeghy wants answers to questions being asked by many followers of Hofstra athletics.

Steven Marcus, Newsday March 27, 2010:

Alumnus Michael McConeghy wants answers to questions being asked by many followers of Hofstra athletics. Still fending off criticism for dropping its football program, Hofstra took another hit last week with Tom Pecora’s departure to Fordham.

“I was full of pride when Jay Wright left to go to Villanova,” McConeghy said of the coach whom Pecora succeeded. “Here, I’m just confused. What does Tom Pecora know about the future direction of the university’s athletics department? What does this say to any recruit looking at Hofstra for basketball, or any other sport for that matter?”

Brad Gerstman of Gotham Government Relations:

Fellow alumnus Brad Gerstman, an attorney and strong advocate for returning football to Hofstra, agreed. “We lost football, we lost a wonderful basketball coach,” he said. “I’m also concerned about recruiting for all the sports programs. You just don’t know where Hofstra is headed.”

Read the entire article in Newsday right here…

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