Wednesday March 18th, 2015

Fordham has fired head coach Tom Pecora after five seasons with the team, the school announced on Wednesday. 

The school said the decision was made because the team had "not achieved the desired results or made the sustained progress hoped for" in terms of Pecora's won/loss record and recruited student athlete retention rate.

The Rams are 44–106 in five years under Pecora, and the retention rate over the last four years is 50 percent.

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Fordham never won more than 10 games in a season under Pecora, finishing 10–21 in each of the last two. The Rams lost 63-57 to VCU in the second round of the 2015 Atlantic 10 tournament. 

Before coming to Fordham, Pecora coached Hofstra for nine years, where he accumulated a 154–125 record.

Fordham said it will use a search firm as it begins looking for its next coach. 

- Molly Geary

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