Friday , Apr , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

McCaffery named Siena basketball coach

Loudonville, NY (Sports Network) – Fran McCaffery was named head coach of
Siena men’s basketball at a Friday afternoon press conference.

McCaffery had been the head coach at UNC-Greensboro since 1999, but resigned
from that post Friday to take the new job.

“We are excited to have Fran leading our basketball program,” Siena director
of athletics John D’Argenio said. “He has shown a history of building programs
through deft recruiting, discipline, character and commitment. I know that our
players will respond to him. I would like to thank all those involved in this
process for their time, energy and commitment to Siena and its basketball

McCaffery led UNC-Greensboro to an 18-12 mark this past season and posted a
90-87 record in six seasons with the Spartans. Prior to that, McCaffery served
as an assistant head coach at Notre Dame (1989-99) and a head coach at Lehigh
(1985-88). He was also an assistant at Lehigh (1983-85) and Penn (1982-83).

“I made this decision based on what is best for my family, but it was not a
decision that was made lightly,” said McCaffery. “This university and the city
of Greensboro will always have a special place in my heart.”

McCaffery replaces Rob Lanier and becomes the 14th men’s basketball coach in
Siena history. Lanier was relieved of his duties on March 8.