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Former Pride coach Gardi dies

Updated: June 3, 2010, 5:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Joe Gardi, who guided Hofstra's football team as it moved from Division III to Division I-AA (now the Football Championship Subdivision) in 1994, died Wednesday at the age of 71.

His son, David, confirmed the death to Newsday. David Gardi said his father died of complications from a stroke, the newspaper reported.

Gardi was hired as football coach in 1990, and retired after the 2005 season with a record of 119-62-2 and six NCAA playoff appearances, five of them after the Pride moved ...

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