Monday March 30th, 2015

Fordham has hired Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Neubauer as its next basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Neubauer will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.

Neubauer, 44, replaces Tom Pecora, who was fired last week after compiling a 44-106 record in five seasons at the school. Fordham also interviewed Robert Morris coach Andy Toole, but he decided to stay at the school.

Fordham had a 10-21 record this season, including 4-14 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Rams have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1992.

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Neubauer has been at Eastern Kentucky for the past 10 seasons and has a 188-134 career record. He has taken the Colonels to the NCAA tournament twice.

Last year, he agreed to a contract extension that would have kept him at Eastern Kentucky through the 2018 season.

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