Jack Hayes to be named new Director of Athletics

The Athletics Department will hold a press conferenceΒ at 1 p.m. to officially announce Jack Hayes as the new athletics director. CBSSports writer Jeff Goodman broke the news on Twitter last night.

Hayes, a Rhode Island native who is in his 8th year as AD at Hofstra University, will replace Michael Goldberger at the end of the academic year. In 2009, Hofstra Athletics chose to eliminate its varsity football program β€” you can read Hayes talk about the decision here.

It’s an era ofΒ big changes for the athletics department β€” on Monday the 16, the new fitness and aquatics center (and the snazzy new pool) will officially open.

Check out tomorrow’s Herald for extensive coverage of today’s events, including interviews with both Hayes and Goldberger, and make sure to keep track of the BDH Sports Twitter for updates throughout the day.

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