Tom Pecora

Tom Pecora (born January 21, 1958)

Current position: Special assistant to the head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Quinnipiac Bobcats (Head coach: Baker Dunleavy)
Current conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Teams coached: Hofstra Pride, Fordham Rams
Hofstra record: 155-126 (.552)
Fordham record: 44-106 (.293)
Overall record^: 199-232 (.462)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2010)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Quinnipiac (special asst)
2017-2022 Quinnipiac (assoc. HC)
2010-2015 Fordham
2001-2010 Hofstra
1994-2001 Hofstra (asst)
1993-1994 Loyola Marymount (asst)
1992-1993 UNLV (asst)
1989-1992 SUNY Farmingdale
1987-1989 Nassau CC (asst)

Tom Pecora Facts

  • Tom Pecora
  • Born January 21, 1958
  • Hometown: Queens Village, New York
  • Alma Mater: Adelphi University (BS, 1983)
  • Graduated from Martin Van Buren HS (NY) before playing at D-II Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
    • Inducted into the Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 for his achievements as a basketball player
  • First coaching job was as an assistant under future Davidson coach Bob McKillop at Long Island Lutheran HS (NY)
  • Spent two seasons on Stu Klein’s staff at Nassau CC (NY) before becoming the head coach at SUNY Farmingdale, which was a junior college (now Division III Farmingdale State) at the time
    • Went 62-24 overall in three seasons at the helm before moving up to the Division I level
  • Was an assistant for one year each at UNLV (under Rollie Massimino) and Loyola Marymount (under John Olive)
  • Returned to his home state in 1994 to be an assistant at Hofstra under newly hired head coach Jay Wright
    • Part of one NIT and two NCAA Tournaments in his seven years with Wright
  • Took over as the head coach of the Pride in 2001, leading the program for the next eight years
    • Went 155-126 overall with three NIT appearances and a CBI berth in his final season
  • Left in 2010 to take the head coaching job at Fordham, where he spent a total of five seasons
    • Did not have much success, going just 44-106 with the Rams and never winning more than 10 games
  • Pecora was hired in 2017 to be the associate head coach for Baker Dunleavy and the Quinnipiac Bobcats
    • During the 2022 offseason, Pecora’s role changed to special assistant to the head coach
  • Along with his wife, Mary Beth, has two daughters and one son

Tom Pecora Coaching Tree

  • Michael DePaoli (Fordham)
  • Jared Grasso (Bryant)
  • Tom Parrotta (Canisius)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

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