- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Mihalich, who has overseen a two-year turnaround of the basketball program at Hofstra, has signed a contract extension.

Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway announced the extension Monday. No other details were given.

Mihalich inherited a program that won seven games the previous season and the Pride won 10 games the first season and were 20-14 last season, losing to William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals. They lost to Vermont in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.

The men’s basketball program achieved a perfect score of 1000 for the 2013-14 year, Mihalich’s first, in the latest Academic Progress Rate released last week.

Mihalich enters his 18th season as a head coach with 295 wins. He coached at Niagara from 1998-2013.

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