Hurley leaves Wagner for Rhode Island

Dan Hurley has decided to leave Wagner College for new coaching opportunities.

Hurley, who spent the past two years at Wagner, is expected to become the new men’s basketball head coach at Rhode Island. He reportedly informed his team at a Tuesday meeting to tell them that he’ll be leaving for the Rhode Island vacancy.

Hurley turned around Wagner in just two years. The Seahawks were 5-26 before he arrived on campus, then was 13-17 in his first-year at the school. This past season, the team was 25-6.

Hurley will replace Jim Baron, who was fired after 11 seasons at the school. The Rams were just 7-24 this season.

Hurley was a high school head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey for nine years. He had a 223-21 overall record and coached four McDonald’s All-Americans.

He also spent time on his father’s (Bob Hurley) staff at St. Anthony High School and at Rutgers as assistant coaches.

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