WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Dan Leibovitz, a longtime assistant at Temple, is the new coach at Hartford.
Leibovitz spent 10 years as an assistant and top recruiter under
coach John Chaney, who retired last month after 24 seasons at
Temple. On Friday, Leibovitz replaced Larry Harrison, who resigned
after posting a 67-107 record in six seasons.
Hartford finished 13-15 this season, and Harrison was named
America East coach of the year.
"The foundation for winning is already in place," Leibovitz
said. "The quality of play in the America East Conference is high,
we have great on-campus facilities, and there is a strong direction
within the athletics department."
The 32-year-old Leibovitz became available when Penn coach Fran Dunphy was hired this week to replace Chaney.
Leibovitz briefly took over the head coaching duties at Temple
during the 2004-05 season when Chaney sat out a five-game
suspension. He also took over during the Owls' NIT loss to Akron
last month when Chaney left to be with his wife, who had health
Harrison's only winning season, a 16-13 campaign, came in
2002-03. The Hawks' men program has had only six winning seasons in 22 years under three coaches.