Niagara Falls, NY (Sports Network) - Niagara has named Chris Casey its new
men's basketball coach.
Casey spent the past three seasons at LIU Post and guided the Division II
program to a record of 62-25. He was an assistant at St. John's for four
seasons before taking over at LIU Post.
"To be chosen for this position with the great history of this basketball
program is a great honor," said Casey at a Monday news conference. "I'm really
enthusiastic about this and can't wait to get on the court and start
The Purple Eagles needed a replacement for Joe Mihalich, who left earlier this
month to take the vacancy at Hofstra. Mihalich spent 15 seasons at Niagara and
compiled a record of 265-203 with a pair of NCAA Tournament berths.
"(Mihalich) started something here and we're going to try to maintain that,"
Casey was also a head coach at Rutgers-Newark for three seasons from 1998-2001
and has a career mark of 89-71 in six seasons. He has also had assistant
coaching stints at Central Connecticut State, St. Peter's College, St.
Francis-NY and Western Connecticut State.
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