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Erik Smiles to coach at LIU Post
LIU Post will introduce North Babylon's Erik Smiles as its new men’s basketball coach Thursday, the school announced Wednesday.
Smiles replaced Chris Casey, who left for Division I Niagara.
Smiles spent the last nine years at Division III Farmingdale State, where he went 182-72. He led the Rams to four Skyline Conference regular-season titles, three Skyline Tournament championships and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Rams advanced to the Elite Eight in 2009.
Smiles was the Skyline coach of the year three times. Smiles played at Bridgeport.