Former Hofstra men's basketball coach Tim Welsh was arrested on a drunken driving charge after a traffic stop by Nassau County police in Levittown. (April 30, 2010) Photo credit: NCPD.
Tim Welsh’s departure from the Hofstra University basketball program has left Long Islanders relieved, disgusted and wondering if there’s more to the story.
Welsh, who resigned Monday, days after being charged with drunken driving on Friday, spent only 35 days as coach of the team.
Here is a sampling of comments posted to the Newsday story:
NYRFan77 noted that Welsh’s arrest was only one in a recent string of similar arrests, including one in which a Lake Grove woman was charged in the death of a bicyclist in Miller Place. “I would argue our biggest issue on LI currently is the sheer number of people strung out on drugs or drinking and causing accidents on the road and putting our lives and the lives of our families and friends in jeopardy every day. This is an epidemic and it needs to be addressed."
Theredbaronusa was surprised that Welsh was being paid $3 million in the first place, and that maybe the school could lower its tuition instead.
On Twitter, defiantlydutch noted that Hofstra “scrubbed [its website] of all Welsh stories & clips, other than [yesterday’s] release.”
Here’s the full 31-word release: "Tim Welsh today tendered his resignation as the Hofstra University men's basketball coach. The University accepted the resignation in the best interests of the University and of the men's basketball program."