The man responsible for one of the best eras in Niagara University basketball is leaving Monteagle Ridge.
Joe Mihalich will be introduced today as the new Head Coach at Hofstra University, ending a very successful 15 year run with the Purple Eagles.
The 56 year old Mihalich led Niagara to three MAAC regular season titles and two MAAC tournament titles. Niagara played in three NCAA tournaments and two National Invitation Tournaments during Mihalich’s tenure on the bench.
A three time Coach of the year, Mihalich leaves as the winningest coach in MAAC history. His record at Niagara was 265-203.
Mihalich leaves plenty of talent for the next coach including All MAAC stars Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason. The two sophomores played key roles in the Purple Eagles surprising MAAC regular season title. Niagara will likely be the favorite to win the league next season.