Fordham hires Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Neubauer as coach

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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