Monday, August 12, 2013

Mike Long named hoops coach at HVCC

Mike Long will be the next head men's basketball coach at Hudson Valley Community College.

Long was most recently an assistant coach for Brian Beaury at The College of Saint Rose, but has been coaching basketball for four decades.

"Mike Long is a great choice to take over as the next head men's basketball coach at Hudson Valley Community College," Beaury said. "He is a man with great values and impeccable integrity whose only flaw is he's loyal to a fault."

Long replaces Ken Dagostino, who left in June to take a position at Ave Maria, in Florida.

Long, who has three Hall of Fame inductions, has coached at Saint Rose, Sage College, Christian Brothers Academy and Siena, his alma mater, where he was the JV coach.

The basketball court at Saint Rose is named after him, as he is considered the father of Saint Rose basketball.

"We have chosen an individual to lead our program whose basketball successes and accolades are prolific," said Hudson Valley Community College Director of Athletics Kristan Pelletier. "Throughout these successes and tenures of excellence, he has demonstrated his ability and commitment to instill character and values in student-athletes. The members of our men's basketball program will be better athletes, better students, and most importantly better men after playing for Coach Long."

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