NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jeff Neubauer, who took Eastern Kentucky to two NCAA tournaments in 10 seasons, is the new men’s basketball coach at Fordham.
The school will hold a news conference Tuesday to introduce Neubauer.
He led the Colonels to a 188-134 record, and they played in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2014. Eastern Kentucky finished 21-12 last season and lost in the quarterfinals of the CIT.
“I am thrilled to get the opportunity not only to be head coach at Fordham but to coach in New York City,” Neubauer said in a statement. “I really love challenges and am very aware of how competitive the Atlantic 10 Conference is and I’m looking forward to helping Fordham move forward in the conference.”
Before going to Eastern Kentucky, Neubauer was an assistant to John Beilein at West Virginia for five seasons.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff Neubauer to the Fordham family,” said university president Joseph M. McShane, S.J. “His ability to inspire superior performance on the court and in the classroom fits well with Fordham’s mission and our culture. Likewise his winning record at Eastern Kentucky will serve Fordham well. Most importantly, we believe Jeff will be a positive force for our student athletes, in their careers and in their lives.”
Neubauer replaces Tom Pecora, who was fired this month after five seasons. He compiled a 44-106 record, including 10-21 this season.
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