After Tim Welsh Resigns, Hofstra Promotes Assistant

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – Hofstra has promoted assistant Mo Cassara

to head coach just two days after Tim Welsh resigned following his

DWI arrest.

Welsh resigned a month after he was hired to succeed Tom Pecora,

who left for Fordham. Welsh hired a staff that included Cassara,

who spent the last four years as an assistant coach at Boston


Hofstra president Stuart Rabinowitz announced Wednesday that

Cassara agreed to a multiyear contract, although no details were

given. Welsh, who worked as an analyst for ESPN the last two

seasons, signed a five-year contract worth $3 million.

The 49-year-old Welsh was arrested the morning of April 30. He

pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and his next appearance in

district court was adjourned to June 1.