David Duke, a former assistant at Hofstra under Jay Wright and Tom Pecora, has been named Adelphi's men's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Duke spent four years at Fordham, the last two as associate head coach to Pecora.
"His extensive experience in being part of building two college programs in the metropolitan area separated him from the rest of the candidate pool," Adelphi athletic director Danny McCabe said in a statement. "David is known as a tireless worker and recruiter as well as a teacher of the game. He and his staff will assist our student-athletes in reaching their potential both on and off the court."
At Fordham, Duke helped recruit Atlantic 10 rookie of the year Jon Severe.
"I am honored to be the new head men's basketball coach at Adelphi University," Duke said. "Growing up only 20 minutes from campus, I have always known Adelphi to be an outstanding academic and athletic institution. Adelphi basketball has a great tradition and I look forward to revitalizing the program and bringing back the level of success it has achieved historically. I would like to thank President Dr. Robert A. Scott, Vice President Dr. Lauren Mounty and Director of Athletics Danny McCabe for giving me this opportunity."
Duke earned his undergraduate degree from Albany in 1997. He played one year of college basketball at NYIT in the 1997-98 season.