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Hofstra to launch men’s basketball coaching search

Dec 22, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Hofstra Pride acting head coach Mike Farrelly (L) talks to his team in a huddle during a time against the r/ in the first half at Robins Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hofstra is set to begin its search for a men’s basketball coach, Yahoo Sports reported Friday.

Coach Joe Mihalich took a leave of absence for unspecified medical reasons and missed the 2020-21 season.

Associate head coach Mike Farrelly served as the interim coach and is expected to be a candidate for the position after leading the Pride (13-10) to a fourth-place finish (8-6) in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

Mihalich, 64, compiled a 141-92 record in seven seasons at Hofstra. The Pride earned a berth in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before taking over at Hofstra, Mihalich went 265-203 as the head coach at Niagara (1998-2013) with a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2005 and 2007.

–Field Level Media