Thursday , Aug , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hofstra promotes Tom Parrotta to associate head coach

Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) – Hofstra University announced Thursday that
men’s basketball assistant coach Tom Parrotta has been promoted to associate
head coach. As per school policy, terms of the deal were not released.

The move comes just three days after head coach Tom Pecora agreed to a new
five-year contract.

Parrotta will begin his fifth year on the Pride’s coaching staff after serving
a six-year stint as an assistant coach at Niagara. Since becoming Pecora’s top
man in 2001, Parrotta has held positions as the program’s recruiting,
scheduling and scouting coordinator.

Last season Hofstra went 21-9 and made the NIT, where the school lost in the
opening round to Saint Joseph’s.