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Tom Pecora fired at Fordham

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Fordham University fired coach Tom Pecora after five years with the program.  Pecora’s last game was during the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, a loss to the eventual tournament winner VCU Rams.  Below is the official statement released by the Athletic Department.

Fordham University Statement | Men’s Basketball Leadership Change

Tom Pecora, the head men’s basketball coach for Fordham University for the past five years, was relieved of his duties today, March 18, 2015.

Delivered in a brief meeting between Mr. Pecora and David Roach, the University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, the decision was based on the fact that the University’s men’s basketball program has regrettably not achieved the desired results or made the sustained progress hoped for under Mr. Pecora’s leadership, as measured by the won/loss record over five years, which was 44 – 106 (29.3 percent), and the recruited student athlete retention rate over the past four years, which was 50 percent.

The University extends its appreciation and gratitude to Coach Pecora for all that he has done over the course of his tenure to position our men’s basketball program for greater success in the future.  We wish him and his family well in all future endeavors.

 

Fordham will launch a national search for a new head men’s basketball coach immediately, and will use the services of a search firm in the process.”

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