Hofstra hires Jeffrey A. Hathaway

Updated: May 15, 2012, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Jeffrey A. Hathaway has been hired as the athletic director at Hofstra.

Hathaway is the former athletic director at Connecticut and the outgoing chairman of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee.

Hofstra president Stuart Rabinowitz made the announcement Tuesday. Hathaway signed a five-year agreement. Acting athletic director Danny McCabe will remain as the executive associate athletic director.

"In collegiate athletics, the name Jeff Hathaway means success on any number of levels: in the classroom, on the playing field, in the boardroom, with donors and the media. Most importantly, Jeff's focus on excellence, ethics, leadership and academics will allow Hofstra to move to the next level of excellence," Rabinowitz said.

"His tenure at the University of Connecticut was one of unprecedented growth. And under his leadership, we look forward to ushering in a new era of Hofstra success."

Hathaway will begin his duties in June.

"Throughout my career I have been be part of programs that have competed against Hofstra and I have seen firsthand the success the Pride has had over the years," Hathaway said.

"My primary focus will be on the academic achievement of our student-athletes, and providing them the opportunity to participate and achieve in their academic and athletic endeavors as we prepare them for their lives after graduation."


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