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Report: Casey visits Niagara

 by Amy Moritz

    A report from has named Chris Casey as the next men's basketball coach at Niagara.
    Sources could not confirm a hire, but said Casey was on campus today to meet with athletic department officials.
    Niagara is looking to replace Joe Mihalich, who took the head coaching job at Hofstra.
    Casey has been the head coach at Division II LIU Post for the past three seasons where he went 62-25 with two East Coast Conference titles and two NCAA tournament appearances. Before the job with the Pioneers, Casey spent six seasons at St. John's University under Norm Roberts. He spent two seasons as director of operations before being promoted to assistant coach.
    Casey's other coaching stops include Central Connecticut State, Rutgers University-Newark and St. Peter's. He spent eight years with St. Peter's and was the recruiting coordinator when they won the MAAC title in 1991 and 1995.
    Should Casey be named for the Niagara job, he will be the second LIU Post coach to leave the Pioneers for a MAAC school. Casey got the job at LIU Post three years ago when Tim Cluess left to take over the Iona program.
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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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