Hofstra University coach Tim Welsh resigns three days after being arrested for DWI
May 3, 2010
Newly hired Hofstra men's basketball coach Tim Welsh resigned on Monday, three days after he was arrested and charged with drunken driving on Long Island, the university said.
"The university accepted the resignation in the best interests of the university and of the men's basketball program," Hofstra said in a brief statement announcing the move.
His lawyer did not immediately return a telephone message. Welsh's voicemail box was full.
Hofstra suspended Welsh without pay on Friday after learning through media reports that Nassau County police had charged him with driving while intoxicated in Levittown, N.Y., earlier in the morning.
Nassau County police said Welsh was found stopped in his Lexus about 1 a.m. ET Friday at a steady green light at an intersection. He was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and then later arraigned, where he pleaded not guilty. He is due back in court on May 4.
Welsh, who worked at ESPN and SNY as a college basketball analyst, was fired at Providence two years ago after a decade-long run.