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Hofstra hires Cassara as coach
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According to multiple sources, 36 year-old Cassara will take over for recently-appointed Tim Welsh, who was suspended, then forced to resign, after a DWI arrest on Friday.
Cassara, who was hired by Welsh last month along with Steve DeMeo and Allen Griffin, was previously an assistant at Boston College for four years under Al Skinner and was also the head coach at Clark University for two seasons.
Cassara is a terrific young coach who wasn’t given the opportunity by Skinner to go out and recruit at BC.
Cassara also spent a year under Brian Gregory at Dayton and was 90-21 as the head coach at Worcester Academy – where he coached current pros Jarrett Jack and Craig Smith.
Cassara, a New York native, replaces Tom Pecora, who left to take the Fordham job.
Hofstra was 19-15 last season and is expected to challenge for the CAA title this year with the return of guard Charles Jenkins.
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