Tom Pecora

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Tom Pecora
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Associate head coach
Team Quinnipiac
Conference MAAC
Biographical details
Born (1958-01-21) January 21, 1958 (age 60)
Queens Village, New York
Alma mater Adelphi
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1987 Long Island Lutheran HS (assistant)
1987–1989 Nassau CC (assistant)
1989–1992 SUNY Farmingdale
1992–1993 UNLV (assistant)
1993–1994 Loyola Marymount (assistant)
1994–2001 Hofstra (assistant)
2001–2010 Hofstra
2010–2015 Fordham
2017–present Quinnipiac (associate HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 198–231

Tom Pecora (born January 21, 1958) is an American college basketball coach and most recently the head men's basketball coach at Fordham University.[1] Born in Queens Village, New York, he graduated from Adelphi University in 1983.

Pecora was promoted to the position of head coach at Hofstra University, taking over for Jay Wright, where he coached from 2001 to 2010 and his record was 155–126.[1][2] Pecora took over as the permanent replacement after Fordham fired Dereck Whittenburg during the 2009-10 season but failed to find any success, losing twenty or more games in four of his five seasons. He was fired following the 2014-15 season.

On March 28, 2017, Pecora was hired as associate head coach at Quinnipiac under new head coach Baker Dunleavy.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association) (2001–2010)
2001–02 Hofstra 11–19 5–12 9th
2002–03 Hofstra 8–21 6–12 9th
2003–04 Hofstra 14–15 10–8 5th
2004–05 Hofstra 21–9 12–6 4th NIT Opening Round
2005–06 Hofstra 26–7 14–4 3rd NIT Quarterfinals
2006–07 Hofstra 22–10 14–4 3rd NIT First Round
2007–08 Hofstra 12–18 8–10 8th
2008–09 Hofstra 21–11 11–7 5th
2009–10 Hofstra 19–15 10–8 7th
Hofstra: 154–125 (.552) 90–71 (.559)
Fordham (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2010–2015)
2010–11 Fordham 7–21 1–15 14th
2011–12 Fordham 10–19 3–13 14th
2012–13 Fordham 7–24 3–13 14th
2013–14 Fordham 10–21 2–14 14th
2014–15 Fordham 10–21 4–14 12th
Fordham: 44–106 (.293) 13–69 (.159)
Total: 198–231 (.462)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heyman, Brian (March 25, 2010). "Pecora Faces Tough Task at Fordham". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 3, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Charles Costello (May 15, 2014). "Fordham Close to Naming New Assistant Coach". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Borges, David (August 2, 2017). "Tom Pecora eager to help build Quinnipiac program". New Haven Register. Retrieved August 15, 2017.