Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ever since Joe Quinlan stepped down last September, Seton Hall University has been operating without a full-time athletic director.
That will soon change as the school is ready to begin interviewing for Quinlan’s replacement.
“The search has officially begun,” said Seton Hall Law School dean Patrick Hobbs (pictured), who has been overseeing the athletic department since July. “I have about 14 or 15 expressions of interest at this point. The committee will meet on Monday to begin review and we go from there.”
Hobbs, who has undertaken a massive overhaul of the athletic department that included the firing of former men’s basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez and the retirement of former women’s coach Phyllis Mangina, said he hopes to have someone in place within the next couple of months.
“We’re going to start the search and continue it until the position is filled,” Hobbs said. “I certainly would like to have somebody in place by the Big East tournament [which begins March 8].”
Hobbs is the chair of a five-member search committee that also includes Karen Boroff, the former Dean of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall; Sal Petruzzi, a senior VP at Turner Sports; Jimmy O’Donnell, a senior associate AD at Seton Hall; and Dr. Laura Schoppman, a faculty athletic representative.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.