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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Wagner's Hurley best of rookie coaches

By Kieran Darcy

Wagner first-year coach Dan Hurley led the Seahawks to 13 regular-season wins in 2010-11 -- that's an improvement of eight wins compared to a season ago.

Eight more wins is the biggest leap in terms of regular season W's of any of the 54 first-year head coaches in Division I.

Wagner, which went 5-26 a season ago, finished this regular season at 13-16 (9-9 in NEC) -- despite a four-game losing streak to wrap things up.

The Seahawks, who finished tied for sixth in the Northeast Conference, will play at No. 3 seed Robert Morris (16-13, 12-6) in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament on Thursday night.