Hofstra Pride basketball

Hofstra Pride basketball history

Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, aka The Mack
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

Current head coach: Speedy Claxton (2021-)

  • Asst: Tom Parrotta (2001-06, 2021-)
  • Asst: Serge Clement (2021-)
  • Asst: Mike DePaoli (2021-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Colin Curtin (2013-)
  • DBO: Sean Smith (2019-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1976, 1977, 2000, 2001)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-4
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-6
  • CBI Appearances:  3  (2010, 2011, 2015)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-3
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  4  (1959, 1962, 1963, 1964)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  5-4

Conference Titles (Metro NY, MCC, Mid-Atlantic, ECC, America East, CAA):

Award Winners:




Hofstra head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Speedy Claxton 2021-Pres 21-11 0 0 0
Mike Farrelly (int.) 2020-21 13-10 0 0 0
Joe Mihalich 2013-20 141-92 3 0 0
Mo Cassara 2010-13 38-59 0 0 0
Tom Pecora 2001-10 155-126 0 0 0
Jay Wright 1994-2001 122-85 2 2 0
Butch van Breda Kolff 1955-62, 88-94 215-134 2 2^ 0
Dick Berg 1980-88 102-122 1 0 0
Joe Harrington 1979-80 14-14 0 0 0
Roger Gaeckler 1972-79 84-102 1 2 0
Paul Lynner 1962-72 150-110 0 2^ 0
Frank Reilly 1947-55 146-60 0 0
Jack McDonald 1936-43, 46-47 100-56 0 0
Jack Smith 1943-46 27-32 0 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These tournament appearances came when the Hofstra program was still in the College Division (now Division II); Hofstra moved up to the Division I level prior to the 1965-66 season.

OTHER NAMES: Until 2000, the athletic program’s nickname was Flying Dutchmen

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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